The Barry 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 Barry Irish surname. The Barry 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 Barry Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Barry family history parchment:
This family takes its surname from the island off the coast of Glamorgan, for the earliest bearer of the name, Philip de Barri came from Wales to Ireland with the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1179. He was rewarded with large areas of land in County Cork. His issue formed several septs in the manner of the ancient tribes, the most important of these being Barry Mor and Barry Roe, after whom the modern baronies were named. To this day the majority of Barrys in Ireland are found in Cork or South Munster. Despite a tragedy in 1507 when the principal men of the Barry Roe sept were drowned while returning from a pilgrimage to Spain, the family as a whole prospered and became peers of the realm under three titles: Baron Barry, Viscounts of Buttevant, and Earls of Barrymore. Among the eminent people who have shared this name are two with theatrical connections, "Lo” Barry an early seventeenth-century writer, may be regarded as the first Irish dramatist while Spranger Barry, a talented actor and contemporary of Garrick built theatres in Dublin and Cork. The surname was also well represented in the medical profession. John Milner Barry, born in 1768, introduced vaccination to Ireland, Sir Samuel Barry (1696-1776) and Sir David Barry (1780-1835) were well-known physicians and writers. Sir Charles Barry designed the houses of Parliament, London, in the mid-nineteenth century, and John Barry, born in 1745 near Wexford, rose to fame as the “Father of the American Navy.” One, Captain Barry had the “luck of the Irish.” He was arrested by French revolutionaries during the terror and condemned to death. A letter written in Irish proved his guilt, but was unreadable to his captors-he escaped with his life!
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 love the McCarty Clan print. I have a piece of history that is authentic and artistically done. It is now a beautiful family heirloom.
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!
My Mother couldn’t have been more happy with her gift! Aidan was incredible through the whole process. His communication was excellent and I will definitely be using Gifts of Ireland again. Thank you so much Aidan
Absolutely loved my product! Thank you, Aidan :)
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!