Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment
Purcell Family Crest Parchment

Purcell Family Crest Parchment

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Purcell Family Crest Parchment

Purcell Family Crest Parchment

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Purcell 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 Purcell Irish surname. The Purcell 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 Purcell Coat Of Arms Story

Read the intriguing transcription of the text illustrated on the Purcell family history parchment:

In Irish Puirseil, this name was originally the Anglo-Norman word ‘porcel,’ derived from the Latin ‘porcus.’ Although the name came to Ireland with the Normans it was not until some time after the beginning of the invasion in 1172. When the Purcells did arrive they were closely associated with the powerful Butler family, founders of the Ormonde dynasty.They are now mostly found in the adjacent counties of Kilkenny and Tipperary. In the area around Thurles in county Tipperary, fought over by Norsemen and Normans, there are many ruined castles, among which is the former seat of the head of the Purcell family, the castle of Loughmoe. He was given the title of Baron of Loughmoe by the first Lord of Ormonde but this was never officially recognised. In common with many old Irish families the Purcells were notable both for the representatives in the church and in the military sphere. A number were Bishops of Ferns and Waterford, abbots of Holy Cross and Saint John’s, Kilkenny. At least two Purcells figured in the history of Limerick, a major-general Purcell was so prominent in the defense of this town in 1651 that he was specifically excluded from the generally favorable terms granted to his contemporaries. Colonel Nicholas Purcell was a close associate of Patrick Garffield, hero of the revolutionary wars, and they were both involved in negotiating the famous Treaty of Limerick in 1691. Partly as a result of this, many Purcells subsequently served as ‘wild geese’ in Europe with regiments such as Purcell’s horse for Claire’s dragoons. Other notable Purcells were Richard Purcell, the eighteent century engraver and John-Baptiste Purcell (1800-1883) archbishop of Cincinnati.

 

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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Matt Clinch
Dissatisfied

Firstly communication has been horrendous. Totally unprofessional. Secondly I ordered my shield like 5 months in advance for a 40th birthday and it comes with the totally wrong logo for one of the families. It isn’t the family shield. With only about 5 weeks left and with no response to my email looks like the birthday surprise has been ruined. I’m out of luck getting it elsewhere now due to the time restrictions. There was no communication asking if the logos were the correct ones for the families. No reply to my email to fix the mistake. Totally upset and disappointed in the service especially on the communication front.

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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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