Sheehan 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 Sheehan Irish surname. The Sheehan 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 Sheehan Coat Of Arms Story

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

A great many people in Ireland bear the name Sheehan or Sheahan. Of these two forms Sheehan is the more closely related to the original in Irish which is O Siodhachain. There is some debate among Celtic scholars about the precise maning of this but it has been suggested that it is deived from Siodhach, meaning peaceful.  There has been a southernly drift from their original territory in county Limerick to the present-day concentration rather south of this in Kerry and Cork. The connection with Connaught is now slender although in medieval times there was a sept or clan known as O’Sheehan. They held the hereditary office of trumpeter to the leading chief.  Canon Patrick Augustine Sheehan and his contemporary in the nineteenth century, Richard Alphonsus Sheehan, Bishop of Waterford, were both distinguished priests & authors. The latter was also a firm supporter of the Irish language. John Sheehan (1812-82), author and journalist, represented ‘The Constitutional’ in Paris and Madrid but is best known for his involvement with the comet club in Dublin, responsible for producing a satirical weekly paper -the 'Comet’ - which exercised considerable influence in the two years it was published.  In the nineteenth century, particularly, large numbers of Irishmen had little choice but to leave behind the poverty unemployment of their native land and take a chance on what the New World could offer.  Among them was Patrick Sheehan, his voyage of discovery was on a ship called 'Sardinia,’ sailing from Liverpool to New York on the sixth of February 1847.

 

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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