Riordan Coat of Arms Parchment

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Your Irish Family Coat Of Arms

Created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s, these Irish prints were rediscovered in 2020 after 40 years in safe storage. Beautifully arranged in this Irish coat of arms parchment is an artistic celebration of the Riordan Irish surname. The Riordan Irish family crest is illustrated at the center and surrounded by famous Celtic symbols of Ireland. These illustrations are a wonderful dedication to Irish last names.

Imagine having this beautiful story of your name hanging on your living room wall for all to study over a glass of wine, or to take a glimpse at it when having your Barry's tea on the couch. There is so much to take in. This parchment is an heirloom for many generations yet to come. It's a wonderful reminder of your Irish heritage.

On your living room wall, you will always be reminded of your Irish origins and it will be a show stopper for visiting friends and family. Presenting a family coat of arms gift is a truly special gift for the home for someone special who has that unique Irish connection.

On this parchment, the Killarney lakes take center stage above the heraldic shield whilst many Irish Celtic symbols and famous monuments surround it.

Illustrated in this parchment are:

  • Book of Kells inspired artwork
  • St.Patrick
  • The Cross of Cong
  • The Ardagh Chalice
  • Killarney Lakes
  • The Irish Harp
  • The Currachs of the West of Ireland
  • Glendalough Monastery
  • Blarney Castle
  • Traditional thatched houses of Ireland
  • Ahenny Cross
  • Cross of Muiredach
  • The Burgh O’Malley Chalice
  • The crests of the four provinces of Ireland: Ulster, Connaught, Leinster, Munster
  • The Tara Brooch
  • The Celtic Torc 

The Riordan Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Riordan parchment:

Despite their origin in Co.Tipperary the clan O’Riordan has been so long associated with Cork that they are considered to belong there. Their descendants are still more numerous in this area than any other, spilling over slightly from Cork into counties Limerick & Kerry. The original inhabitants of the northwest corner of Cork were known as followers of the Lords of Muskerry, but the place name Ballyreardon in East Cork indicates that their influence extended at least as far as there. In the 17th century several Co.Cork O’Riordans have recorded a soldiers. The 18th century saw the long established Riordans from Derryroe embracing to the Irish community of Nantes in France. They later became French peers. The 19th century was a period of mass emigration to the New World. Following the Act of Union in 1800, industry in Ireland was subjected to sudden fierce competition from England and the resulting unemployment and poverty left the thousands with little choice but to look hopefully to a new life elsewhere. For a family of eight to travel steerage in 1855 the fare was £24. For this they were given food and water during the passage which might take between fifty and eighty days. Any other comforts such as eating utensils and bedding, they had to provide themselves. One of the travellers was Eliza Reardon- alternative form of Riordan- who sailed from Liverpool to New York in the ‘Isaac Wright’ on the 1st of November,1850.  In the 20th century Professor Sean O’Riordan (1905-1957) from Cork was an archaeologist of international repute,he was responsible for the excavation at Tara, the ancient royal site in Meath, which had both religious and political significance in Irish history for two thousand years.

 

Four Options For You:

Print: Print shipped to your home.

Framed Print: Framed print shipped to your home

Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one.

Unique Original Parchment: If you would like to be the proud holder of the one and only original parchment for this name, you can purchase this pending availability.

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