Downey Family Crest
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 Downey Irish surname. The Downey 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 Downey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Downey family history parchment:
This surname is an anglicised form of the ancient gaelic name O’Dunadhaigh. The prefix ‘O’ meant ‘descendant of’ and it’s mainly from the eleventh century when permanent surnames began to be adopted by the principal sept of Ireland. At this time the O’Downeys were of some importance. One group was known as Lords of Sil Anmchadha and held sway over a district which lay on the fertile banks of the Shannon in county Galway. Their exploits are recorded in both the annals of ‘Innisfallen’ and the ‘Annals of the Four Masters.’ Another equally important group of O’Downeys established themselves as chiefs of Luachair, an ancient territory which lay across the boundaries of what are now the counties of Limerick, Cork and Kerry. In modern times, this surname is still found in those areas which the sept inhabited centuries ago. In Kerry, however, it has been slightly altered to Downing. The most well-known Downey of contemporary times was undoubtedly the Most Reverend Richard Downey, born in Kilkenny in 1881 he became Examiner in Philosophy to the National University of Ireland. After preaching and lecturing in America he returned to Britain to be ordained Archbishop of Liverpool. He died in 1953.
The Print Options For You:
Framed Print: White or black frame. Delivered framed to your home for you to hang on your wall. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36".
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36".
Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. Use it digitally as your desktop wallpaper or print it for your living room. If you choose to order this, you will be sent the link to download the high quality PDF afterwards and start sharing with all the family!
A4: This consists of the family crest and the four shields of the provinces of Ireland. And the family history story.
I have a bit of history of my maternal Irish family and the coat of arms crest will enhance it. I am placing it in a float frame and will proudly display it on the wall. It arrived in perfect shape and I am pleased with the quality and the entire process of ordering. When I need something Irish, I will go to your website again. Thank you Aidan, and I wish you success in your business!
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I bought the Donnelly family print as a birthday gift for my father in law and to say he was delighted is an understatement- he has a great love of history and to have an art piece of his own family history made him very proud. The delivery was so fast and the quality of the print and paper is top notch-If I could give 10 stars I would- Thank you!
Great quality, excellent customer service! Made a great gift!