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 Walsh Irish surname. The Walsh 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 Walsh Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Walsh parchment:
Walsh is one of the most frequently found names in Ireland and is distributed widely, although in Mayo it is the most numerous of all and Co. Kilkenny, with its Walsh mountains, is the area most closely associated with the Walshes. The name originated as a result of the Norman invasion from Wales and means simply the Welshman it was given to many of the newcomers which perhaps explains why different branches grow up over a wide area. Some of those who managed to acquire land in status established themselves at Castlebowel in Co. Kilkenny, Ballykileavan (Co. Leix) and Ballyrichmore (Co. Cork). Others were also notable at Bray and Carrickmines near Dublin. In 1588, Lawrence Walsh produced a history of the Mayo Walshes claiming their descent from Walynus, a Welshman who came to Ireland in 1169. There are many references to Walshes in both local and national records, indicating that they were often found as sheriffs, judges and army officers. Others achieved fame in various fields, including many in the churches. The Most Rev. William John Walsh was one of the most distinguished archbishop of Dublin while the Most Rev. John Walsh became archbishop of Toronto. The Rt. Rev Nicholas Walsh, murdered in 1585 by a man he had rebuked, is also remembered for introducing Irish type to the printing press as part of his project to translate the New Testament in the Irish. Other Walshes became doctors, teachers and poets while of those who emigrated, many went to America were Blanche Walsh (1873-1915) became a famous actress, and Henry Collins Walsh (1863-1927) an explorer. Others were engaged in careers which took them far and wide like Edward Walsh (1756-1832) of Waterford who, as an army surgeon, served in Holland, Canada and at Waterloo.
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.