Riordon Coat of Arms Parchment
Riordon Family Crest Parchment
Riordon Coat of Arms Parchment
Riordon Coat of Arms Parchment
Riordon Family Crest Parchment
Riordon Coat of Arms Parchment

Riordon Family Crest Parchment

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Riordon Family Crest Parchment

Riordon Family Crest Parchment

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

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

Despite their origin in Co.Tipperary the clan O’Riordan have been so long associated with Co.Cork that they are considered to belong there. Their descendants are still more numerous in this area than any other, spilling over slightly from Cork into counties Limerick & Kerry. The original inhabitants of the northwest corner of Cork were known as followers of the Lords of Muskerry, but the place name Ballyreardon in East Cork indicates that their influence extended at least as far as there. In the 17th century several Co.Cork O’Riordans are recorded a soldiers. The 18th century saw the long established Riordans from Derryroe embracing to the Irish community of Nantes in France. They later became French peers. The 19th century was a period of mass emigration to the New World. Following the Act of Union in 1800, industry in Ireland was subjected to sudden fierce competition from England and the resulting unemployment and poverty left the thousands with little choice but to look hopefully to a new life elsewhere. For a family of eight to travel steerage in 1855 the fare was £24. For this they were given food and water during the passage which might take between fifty and eighty days. Any other comforts such as eating utensils and bedding, they had to provide themselves. One of the travellers was Eliza Reardon- alternative form of Riordan- who sailed from Liverpool to New York in the ‘Isaac Wright’ on the 1st of November,1850.  In the 20th century Professor Sean O’Riordan (1905-1957) from Cork was an archaeologist of international repute,he was responsible for the excavation at Tara, the ancient royal site in Meath, which had both religious and political significance in Irish history for two thousand years. During the passing of time the name has changed; the many variations include Riordan, Reardon and Riordon.


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)
🇨🇦 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)
To rest of Europe: Standard Shipping is €11.95 (9-12 days).
To Australia/NZ: Standard Shipping is $22.95.

Expedited 3-5 day shipping is available also at checkout.

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 25 reviews
Matt Clinch

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.

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.

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!

Stephen S
Sweeney family crest

Beautiful design and product. Interesting to know the family history

Joseph McMahon

Very happy with the plaque!

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