Doran 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 Doran Irish surname. The Doran 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 Doran Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Doran family history parchment:
This name is an anglicised form of the Gaelic O’ Deordhain which is possibly derived from ‘Deoradh’ meaning an exile. In ancient times the O’ Dorans held the distinguished position of hereditary Brenons. These were men of great learning and were the judiciary of the Gaelic system. Though the Dorans have been rightly described as ‘the great Brenon family of Leinster’. It is antiquarians that they are remembered for having preserved in their family one of three manuscript copies of the 'Tripartite Life of Saint Patrick'. In 1540, the family resided at chappell in County Wexford, a bleak wilderness in those times, with the blackstairs mountain looming in the distance. In this century they were accused of aiding rebels, yet only a generation later they were consulted by the Lord Deputy of Ireland on a matter of Government Administration. Listed among the principal gentlemen of County Wexford in 1608, certain Doran families were transported to Kerry in the following years. Their association with their home county continued, and the place name, Doransland emphasizes this. As might be expected, the most eminent Dorans have been scholars. In recent times Charles Gullfoyle Doran, born in 1835, was a book collector and writer, and Dr. John Doran, also of the nineteenth century, was a poet and historian. The history of the Dorans is not without its more violent incidents. Maurice Doran, Bishop of Leighlin, was murdered in 1523 by his Archdeacon, one of the Kavanaghs. The name is still found in Leinster, mainly in county Wexford, and also in Armagh and down, where a variant surname- Dorria- is often used.
The Print Options For You:
Note: Free shipping for all options except A4.
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". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
Print Only: Print rolled and shipped to your home. Two optional sizes for you. Choose from 18" x 24" or 24" x 36". We recommend the larger one as it is the original parchment size and easier to explore all of the intricate detail.
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. Available in print only, digital download, or white mount framed.
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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!
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