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McGrath Coat of Arms / Armorial Banner

Posted by Clan McGrath on May 9, 2017 at 4:20 PM

We have had a number of enquiries regarding the Clan McGrath Coat of Arms armorial banner. This banner bearing what is sometimes but wrongly named the McGrath Crest is in fact a representation of the McGrath Coat of Arms as depicted on the grave tomb of Archbishop Miler McGrath in the ruins of the Cathedral Church of St. Patrick's on the Rock of Cashel. The Coat of Arms on his tomb is dated 1622 and is the earliest representation of the McGrath coat of arms in the world. Archbishop Miler McGrath was a native of Ulster and was born and raised in Termonmagrath which borders south Donegal and Co. Fermanagh. The McGrath Coat of Arms bears a sign of Miler's Ulster heritage with the three lions passant in the top left quarter. These three red lions on a white field were the personal arms of Miler's Father Donnacha McGrath, Chief of the Clan McGrath in Ulster. Our current Ulster Clan McGrath Chief, Ceann Fine, Chieftain (pictured below with banner) still bears three lions on his personal arms.  To order the banner please contact the Clan McGrath Society / Cumman Chlann Mhic Craith by emailing [email protected] for information.

 

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