Cotter 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 Cotter Irish surname. The Cotter 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 Cotter Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Cotter family history parchment:
This name is derived from ‘Oitir’, a horse personal name, to which was added ‘Mac’. The Gaelic prefix meaning ‘son of’. The sept’s true origins are a mystery, for the Mac Ottir, who assumed ‘the chieftainship and government of Dublin in 1142, was a ceit of the hebrides. It is, however indisputable that by 1300, the Mac Oitir family was very influential in County Cork, and remained so for the next five hundred years to this day, their name is still almost peculiar to County Cork. The first Cotters to achieve renown were William and Thomas, two seventeenth-century bards, whose poems and song’s survive to this day. There were two main branches of the most prominent Cotter family, but the one based at Coppingerstown Castle near Middleton lost its estates when Willian McCotter was attained in 1641. The other branch, situated at Anngrove near Carrigtwohil, produced a line of eminent soldiers and public servants. The first, Sir James Cotter, was member of parliament for the City of Cork in the House of Commons in 1689, and it was he who commanded James II’s armies in County Clare. His son, also named James died for his allegiance to the Stuart cause in 1720. His son, born six years earlier, was created a baronet and died in 1770. Seventeen years later another Cotter, Sir James Lawrence, once again took on the challenge of public office, representating his constituents in the Irish House of Commons. The family’s extensive influence in County Cork is known by the fact that there are eight place names in this county which incorporate their surname.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Irish Prints
I purchased a digital download but I didn't receive anything
Once you purchase it, we will email you the high resolution print file within the day. We advise that you use thicker paper or parchment paper to get the best quality results.
Do you sell heraldic shields?
My family name is not in your collection. Can you make one for me?
Currently, we have 180 most common Irish names in stock. We do plan to expand our range so please let us know what name you would like.
Beautiful design and product. Interesting to know the family history
Had ordered this for an 80th birthday. There was a problem getting the size frame I ordered. Aidan offered me the next size up at the same price and made sure it was hand delivered on time for the party. Great service and would definitely recommend them.
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