McGovern Family Crest
Beautifully arranged in this parchment and created by Edmond McGrath (RIP) in the 1970s and only rediscovered after 40 years in safe storage, we bring you a very special illustration that encompasses symbols of your Irish tribal heritage. The owner of this name is by definition a child of Ireland in culture and in blood!
On this A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inch) sized parchment, your special Irish Coat of Arms is deservedly embellished by all the many ancient Celtic inspirations of Irish artists, scholars and architects. At the centre you see the backdrop of the Kerry landscape with her scenic Killarney lakes, whilst other bordering elements are the craftsmanship of sculptors and builders who managed to create works of art with the most basic of tools. With this parchment you will see your family name as an integral part of the Irish story which will forever remain an integral part of Irish heritage.
This parchment can be an heirloom for many generations yet to come as your family thrive into the future making their own mark on history as your ancestors did. Your unique Irish family Coat of Arms is a wonderful creative reminder that your name has an Irish tribal identity with its origin, derivatives and impact on the culture of Ireland and worldwide. All of this written in Celtic calligraphy. The design inspiration is about Ireland’s story and how your family have made a mark on Ireland history.
Features of Ireland illustrated include:
- 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 McGovern Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McGovern parchment:
This more ancient form of this name is Magauran, and it is derived from the Gaelic Mag Shamhrain from ‘samhra’ meaning ‘summer’. The sept takes its name from samhradhan who lived in about 1100 and whose ancestry may be traced to an eighth century noble, Eochadh. It was the latter who gave his name to the homeland of the Magaurans- Teallach Eochaidh or Tullyhaw which lies in North West Cavan in the ancient land of Breffny. There is also a village in the area called Ballymagauran, or ‘homestead of the Magaurans’, which survived, despite being burned down in 1481 by the Maguires. These were related to the Magaurans by marriage and were taking revenge for the alleged misconduct of a Magauran chieftain. All such exploits have made their name history in the ‘Book of the Magaurans’, a valuable, ancient Gaelic manuscript which has been handed down through the centuries. Edmund Magauran, who was made Archbishop of Armagh in the year of the Armada, 1588, became an early martyr in 1595. Hugh Magauran was an eighteenth century Gaelic poet of some note, and in the late nineteenth century, John McGoven achieved some popularity in America as a novelist. In Ireland the name is still found predominately around its ancestral territories in North Cavan and the adjoining areas of Leitrim and Flermahagh.
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.