Garvey 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 Garvey Irish surname. The Garvey 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 Garvey Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Garvey family history parchment:
This Anglicised name belong originally to several distinct septs throughout Ireland. Each bore a slightly different Gaelic name, formed from the word ‘Garbh’ and usually preceded by the Gaelic prefixes ‘Mac’ or ‘O’meaning ‘son of’ or ‘descendent of.’ The most important of these groups were the O’Gairbhith who were the same stock as the O’Hanlon Lords of Orior, and who held estates around Oneilland in County Armagh; a smaller branch of these was located in Down. Another sept, the O’Gairbhin settled in the Mayo, near Crossmolina, which lies at the northern end of Lough Conn; they had been driven out of the original homeland in County Meath by the twelfth century Norman penetration. The most prominent Mayo Family held Murrisk Abbey, an Austin friary founded in 1457. James Garvey held the property during the restless Tudor period; his brother, John, one of the more outstanding bishops of Armagh, was a fervent English supporter. Yet a further group of Garveys was found in Kerry. Here the O’Garbhain were kinsmen of the Moriartys. The only sept bearing the name McGairbhith belonged to the wilderness of Donegal. Today Garveys predominate in those areas where their ancestors dwelt; eminent men of this name have achieved recognition in creative spheres. Edmond Garvey, R.A., who died in 1813 was an artist of some note, as was Michael Angelo Garvey, born seven years later. Two variant English names which come from the same Gaelic roots are Garvin and Garvan. Callaghan Garvan was the ‘old pretender’s’ physician and treated Queen Mary of Modena. James Louis Garvin, born in 1868, was editor of the ‘Observer’ newspaper.
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