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 Sexton Irish surname. The Sexton 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 Sexton Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Sexton parchment:
The name Sexton is essentially of Gaelic/Irish origin but, because of its anglicisation over the centuries, it has lost its solely Irish connection and sound, being also the same as the English name. The original Gaelic family of O’Seashan held lands in county Limerick certainly during the thirteenth century. The initial ‘O’denotes the descent from a grandfather or even earlier ancestor, ‘O’ or ‘Ua’ being the Irish word for grandson, or more loosely, a male descendant, so, the name itself derives from the head of the family being the male heir of Seashain and his descendants. The successive invasions of Ireland, from the Anglo-Normans at the end of the twelfth century to Cromwell in the seventeenth century, have produced an anglicisation of the original root name to Shasnan, which has become translated to Sexton.
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.