O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment
O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment

O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment

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O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment

O'Connolly Family Crest Parchment

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O'Connolly 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 O'Connolly Irish surname. The O'Connolly 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
  • St.Patrick
  • 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 O'Connolly Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Connolly family history parchment:

 Most of the people bearing the surname are descended from three Gaelic septs- the O Conghalaigh of Monaghan, the O Coingheallaigh of Munster, and another sept in Connaught belonging to the larger ethnic group, the Ui Maine. It was the first of these septs which was most prominent, in early times, as it had been one of the ‘Four Tribes of Tara,’ whose ancient worship and inaugural ceremonies centred around the hill of Tara in county Meath. They were driven northward to Monaghan by the Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century. As late as 1591 the group still had a chief of the name- Tirlog O’Connola. Today the name is still found in its ancient domains, Galway, Monaghan and Cork, but two outstanding O’Connollys came from Meath families. William Connolly, member of parliament for county Kildare, and speaker in the house of commons was regarded as the richest man in Ireland in his time. It was at his funeral in 1729 that the custom of wearing Iinen scarves came into being and was perpetrated to help the linen trade. This illustrious name has occurred in different circles over the world. The Rev. John Connolly became Archbishop of New York at the close of the eighteenth centuryz Henry Connolly, born in Kentucky in 1800, of an immigrant family was a pioneer and the first elected governor of New Mexico. James Connolly who was executed in 1916, helped to organise the Irish transport and general workers union in Dublin. Pierce Francis Connolly was a sculptor of some note. ‘Little Mo’ Connolly made the name famous in sports when she became a tennis sensation in 1950 at only 16.

 

Choose your option:

Framed large Print: 18" x 24". Displays the crest, family history and Ireland illustration.

Framed Small Print: 8" x 12". Comes in a black frame. Displays the crest and family history.

Print Only: 18" x 24" large size, or, 8" x 12" small size.

Unlimited Print Download: An ideal option if you would like your extended family to each have one. 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! Find a good printer with nice thick paper and it will look lovely. Note: there is no shipping charge at checkout for digital download.

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.

Shipping & Returns

🇺🇸 To USA: Standard shipping is US$10.95. (Arrives in 8-10 days)
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🇨🇦 To Canada: Standard shipping is $15.95 (Arrives in 8-10 days).
🇮🇪 To Ireland: Standard Shipping is €5.95 (2-3 days).
🇬🇧 To UK: Standard Shipping is €8.95 (8-10 days)
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To rest of Europe: Standard Shipping is €11.95 (9-12 days).
To Australia/NZ: Standard Shipping is $22.95.

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Timothy OKeefe
Family Crest Plaque

The item was a birthday gift for my daughter and she loved it.

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Sharon Wardale-Trejo
A beautiful plaque commemorating the joining of our two families

Aidan and his team did a beautiful job creating a dual coat of arms wall plaque and included our anniversary. The workmanship is outstanding and customer service is excellent. A great organization to work with. Thank you.

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Sharon Wardale-Trejo
Just What I Was Hoping For

The team at Gifts of Ireland did an outstanding job creating my husband's family crest shield based upon the original design. It's exactly what I was hoping for. Their team is excellent to work with and very timely in their correspondence. The family history sheet is a bonus and nice to have. Thank you!

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Stephen S
Sweeney family crest

Beautiful design and product. Interesting to know the family history

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Joseph McMahon

Very happy with the plaque!

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