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 Rocne Irish surname. The Rocne 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
- 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 Rocne Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Rocne parchment:
Roche is not a Gaelic name, but in common with a number of others it is now considered exclusively Irish- emigration has distributed it widely. Like Dower and Nugent it first came to Ireland in the 12th century when Strongbow and his mixture of Norman, Welsh & Flemish knights came to Ireland in support of Dermot McMurrough, King of Leinster. With their help he regained the kingdom from Rory O’Connor of Connaught, but, after his death in 1171, Strongbow seized power and the Norman invasion began. The name is derived from the French ‘de la Roche’- of the rock. In Medieval times it was often rendered: de Rupe- from the Latin ‘Rupes’- a rock. In Irish it is de Roiste. Most of the original Roches settled in Wexford & Munster. They have particular associations with Co. Cork. An influential family of Roches held extensive territories around Fermoy, for a long time it was known as Roche's country. The head of this family Baron Fermoy. One of the most important citizens of Co. Wexford in the 16th century was Reene de Rochesland. Father Philip Roche - a Wexford man and an Edward Roche were prominent in the 1798 rebellion, and Sir Boyle Roche (1743-1807), a famous ‘wit.’ The 19th century was a period of mass emigration and many Irish men and women left the poverty and unemployment of Ireland for the New World. Among them was Michael Roche, who left Cork for New York as a passenger on the ‘Free Trader’ on the 25th June, 1847. James Jeffry Roche, born that same year also went eventually to America where, as well as being a poet, he became the American minister to Switzerland. Another James Roche (1770-1853), an author, had a varied and interesting life, interesting himself in the business and politics of Paris, Bordeaux and Cork.
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.