Murphy 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 Murphy Irish surname. The Murphy family crest is illustrated at the center and surrounded by famous Celtic symbols of Ireland. This illustration is a wonderful dedication to meaning of the Murphy name.
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 Murphy Coat Of Arms Story
Read the meaning of the name Murphy in this intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Murphy family history parchment:
Murphy is easily the most frequently found surname in Ireland. The name is fairly widespread throughout the country but independent groups can be traced to particular areas. In Irish it is O’Murchadha or MacMurchadha. One sept is thought to originate from Co. Tyrone where there is still a considerable number of Murphys. They are now even more numerous in the neighboring county of Armagh where they are again first in the list of surnames. Old records speak of Flaherty O’Murphy, a chief in Co. Donegal, indicating that the Murphys have been well established in Ulster over a long period. Among this sept's prominent representatives are Arthur Murphy (1727-1805), the actor and dramatist, and Patrick Murphy (1834-1861) who was famous on account of height- eight feet, one inch. Historically, the most important Murphy sept was that of Leinster. These Murphys were associated with Co. Wexford where the name is still the most popular as it is in adjacent Co. Carlow. Many chiefs and soldiers of the Ulster and Leinster septs are recorded but there are others too, notably Domhnall Dall Ila Murchadha 'chief sage of Leinster' who died in 1127. The most concentrated population of Murphys is in Munster, particularly in counties Kerry and Cork. The Munster sept is believed to be an offshoot of the Kinsella branch of the Wexford group. Their distinguished members include John Murphy (1700-1770), otherwise known as Sean O’Murchadha na Rathineach, last chief of the Barney bards, Canon Jeremiah Murphy and the Most Reverend John Murphy, Bishop of Cork- both famous for their fine libraries. Marie Louise O’Murphy (1737-1814) beautiful daughter of an Irish soldier in Rouen, became an influential mistress of Louis XV and sat as a model for Boucher.
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?
Yes we do. Check out our full range of shields for families here. You can also contact us with any queries and Aidan will be happy to advise you.
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.
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
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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!
Great quality, excellent customer service! Made a great gift!