McGowan 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 McGowan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the McGowan family history parchment:
In Gaelic this surname is Mac An Ghabhann which means ‘son of the blacksmith.’ It is therefore understandable, although misleading, that the English translation of the name was often Smith. The Mac An Ghabhann were an important sept in the ancient territory of Breffny, and held sway over most of what is now County Cavan, In this area it is the name Smith which predominates today. MaGowan was used in preference, however, in the outlying areas of Breffny on the borders of Leitrim, Donegal, and Sligo, where the majority of Irish McGowans are found in modern times. There also exists a quite distinct O’ Gowan sept in East Ulster. It came originally from BallyGowan, a town lying in the fertile land to the west of that lough which the horsemen named Strangflord or ‘violent inlet’ because of its dangerous tides. In 1659 this surname was listed among the most prominent Irish names in Monaghan and Fermanagh. Two McGowans of emigrant families have achieved recognition: in America, Samuel McGowan was a nineteenth-century confederate soldier and Jurist, and James McGowan was a prominent New Zealand statesman who died in 1912. Other emigrant McGowan were the brothers, Mark and Thomas, who sailed on the ‘Charles & Harriott’ to New York in March 1804, and William, who sailed on the American ship ‘Commerce’ to Philadelphia in April of the same year.
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.
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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!
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