Irish Family Crest and Coat of Arms Gifts

Connect with your roots with our family shield plaques made in Dublin. Browse our family crest prints with over 180 top Irish last names.

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The Meaning of Family Heraldry

There is something very special about being able to place yourself in a lineage bearing your Irish last name. There is a sense of pride that comes with knowing that your ancestors were brave and skilled, no matter their rank. This awe-inspiring fact makes it an honor to have one's surname and crest proudly displayed in the home. 

An Irish coat of arms has a number of elements: the crest is a figure or symbol at the top of the helmet and are usually an animal or mythical creature. The helmet is below the crest, atop the shield. Fun fact: how the helmet is positioned signifies the rank of the initial bearer.  For example, a helmet facing forward with the visor opened means a knight, while a helmet facing side-ways with the visor closed is for a gentleman. If a family had a war-cry associated with them, this would come to be their motto. If a motto exists, it is written in a ribbon below or above the shield.

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Irish Coat of Arms Parchments and Prints

We are delighted to add this exquisite collection of Family crest prints to our heraldry range. Our Family crest prints are EXCLUSIVE to Gifts of Ireland.

Originally created by Edmund McGrath in 1978 in Dublin, these prints are only now being reproduced. The family crest is illustrated at the center, whilst the family history is written around it. Above it are the lakes of Kilarney and many other symbols of Ireland. Choose from framed, printed, or digital downloads.

In our collection we have many of Ireland's most popular last names. We have 180 in total and we are always adding to them. Please contact us if we do not have your name listed and we will do our best to accomodate.

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Irish Family Crest Plaques

The heraldic shield is where the Irish coat of arms is placed and is the focal point of the heraldic display. A shield was used in reference to the protective shields used in battle, where the coat of arms would be displayed. The shape of the shield was normally left to the heraldic artist to decide, meaning that many different shapes have been used during different periods and in different parts of Europe. No two heraldic shields are the same, giving a sense of meaning and belonging to each family's name.

It is a very touching Irish wedding gift to give a shields coat of arms plaque with both the bride and groom's individual family shields, commemorating the union of these families and the proud ancestry they are bringing together. It can also be to celebrate the friendship of two families or anniversaries.

Our maker has been crafting these heraldry shields in Dublin for the past 50 years. When we take your order, you can be assured that we will get to work on the making process and keep you updated.

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Personalized Heraldic Mounted Print

Exclusive to Gifts of Ireland, these heraldic Irish family crest mounts are a beautiful wall piece for the living room. Treasured forever, they pay homage to an Irish surname. Alongside the shields of the four provinces of Ireland, the family name history is told in detail.

We have over 180 Irish surnames available to see on our website. However, you can contact us to request a specific name if it is not available.

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Personalized Ogham Name Gifts

Our Ogham family name print is a Gifts of Ireland creation. You will not buy this anywhere else! We also have a beautiful Ogham gifts from Ogham Wishes, our maker in the midlands of Ireland.

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Family Crest Assorted Gifts

We have a lovely selection of family crest souvenirs such as keyrings and booklets. These gifts are an ideal gift for yourself or someone in your family. Our family name books are a great source for your family to learn more about their history and your family name meaning!

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Family Crest Jewelry

Jewelry is a more personal way of representing ones roots. Wearing one's shield on their finger makes for decorative homage to one's Irish heritage. With a heraldic ring you bring your ancestry with you wherever you go. . Just like the coat of arms itself, these rings can be passed down from generation to generation, an heirloom and symbol of  your Irish pride that will live on. 

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10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace
10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace

10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace

€334.00
10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Emerald Celtic Knotwork
10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Emerald Celtic Knotwork

10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Emerald Celtic Knotwork

€514.00
10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Shamrock Design
10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Shamrock Design

10k Gold Celtic Cross Necklace with Shamrock Design

€364.00
10k Gold Claddagh Drop Earrings
10k Gold Claddagh Drop Earrings

10k Gold Claddagh Drop Earrings

€262.00
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