O'Keefe 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'Keefe Irish surname. The O'Keefe 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 O'Keefe Coat Of Arms Story
Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the O'Keefe family history parchment:
In Irish the name is O’Caoimh which is derived from the personal name Caemh. The ancestor who gave his name to the sept or clan of O’Caoimh was Art Caemh, son of a king of Munster who was killed in 902. Unlike many names beginning with the prefix ‘O,’ the O'Keefes have, for the most part, retained it. This group originates in County Cork where, despite invasion and emigration, they are still very well represented. The name occurs rather infrequently elsewhere but there are sufficient of them in Cork for it to be included in the hundred most numerous names in Ireland. The Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century led to a gradual extending of Norman power further west at the expense of the native population. At the beginning of the eighteenth century the O' Keefes were themselves forced to move further west from their original territory but they still remained within the boundaries of the present County Cork. The land they then established themselves on, in the Duhallow country, became known as Pobal O'Keefe. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries many O'Keefes left this area to cake up service with the European powers. Some of them became prominent in France, the family of Constantine O'Keefe (1671-1745), who was a famous officer of the Irish Brigade, were admitted into the nobility. Another well-known soldier was General Patrick O'Keefe who saw forty-seven years’ service. Other notable representatives were Father Owen O'Keefe (1656-1726) president of the bards of north County Cork, and John O'Keefe, the playwright (1747-1833).
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.
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