Sullivan 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 Sullivan Irish surname. The Sullivan 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 Sullivan Coat Of Arms Story
Read the Sullivan name meaning illustrated on the Sullivan family history parchment:
From 1200 onwards, following the Anglo/Norman invasion, the O’Sullivan‘s became very numerous in the southwest corner of Munster. The name is still the most frequently found one in Munster, & in the whole of Ireland it is the third most numerous. The great majority of Sullivans or O’Sullivans still live in Cork or Kerry were their ancestors were powerful. Most of the rest are in county Limeric or Dublin The name in Irish is O Suileabhain but, apart from recognizing that the root word is ‘suil’ or eye, there is no agreement about it’s precise meaning. Prior to their rise in the 13th century, they were one of the leading families of the time, descended from Ebghab (Owen) Mor, father of Ollioll Olum, and lords of a territory near Cahir. Following their movement southwest they divided into several branch septs. O’Sullivan Mor had a castle at Dunkerron on Renmare bay while another important branch, O’Sullivan Beare was lord of Beare and Bantry. They were prominent in the 16th century when the coast around Kinsale was exposed to attack or blockade from pirates. Donal O’Sullivan is a famous name in connection with the battle of Kinsale, when Ireland’s attempt to jjoin forces with the Spanish force which occupied the town, failed and they were heavily defeated, thus ending an era. His nephew, Philip O’Sullivan Beare was a soldier in the Spanish army but is better known for his account of the Elizabethan Wars ‘historiae catholicae iberniae compendium.’ Other O’Sullivans have achieved recognition in the arts as writers, actors and musicians. Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) of Gilbert and Sullivan operas was of Irish descent. The prefix ‘O’ disappear during the time of the Gaelic suppression and as with other names, has not been revived.
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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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!
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