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Joyce Irish Clan / Sept

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Clan/Sept Crest Wall Shield for the Joyce Clan
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Clan/Sept Crest Wall Shield for the Joyce Clan


Price: 29.95 / $47.32 (Excluding VAT at 17.5%) Customers outside UK are exempt from VAT

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Each Clan/Sept design is mounted on a stylish wooden base which is available in Light Wood or Dark Wood Finish.
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We have used our own special skills and original ideas enabling us to display your clan/sept crest in a most colourful and effective way.



We guarantee that every coat of arms, clan/sept crest we produce is 100% authentic.

All Clan/Sept Shields are provided with a prop-stand and in a presentation box, To see a layout of how your clan/sept crest is presented on the shield, !!<please click here.

The Clan/Sept History

The family name Joyce has both ancient Irish and Norman antecedents. It comes from a Brehon penal name (the Brehon laws were the ancient laws of Ireland, before Christian times). The Brehon name Iodoc is a diminutive of iudh, which means lord. It was adopted by the Normans in the form Josse. The first Norman bearer of the name in Ireland was Thomas de Joise, a Welsh Norman who settled in Connacht on the borders of counties Galway and Mayo toward the end of the 12th century. The name may also have been derived from the Norman personal name Joie, which means joy.
The continuation of the Joyce name in the west of Ireland can be seen to this day in the area of Connemara known as Joyce's Country. Many people with the name still live there, and Renvyle House, now a luxury hotel, was once a Joyce stronghold. The most famous Joyce is, of course, James Joyce, born in Dublin in 1882, who died in Zurich in 1941. He is widely acclaimed as the leading writer in the English language in the 20th century.
The Joyce name has been deeply embedded in Connacht since they arrived there by sea in the wake of the Norman invaders. Joyce comes from the French personal name Joy. They quickly intermarried with strong local families like the O'Briens, Princes of Thomond.
A huge clan, they owned vast territory in the barony of Ross (Co. Galway), known today as Joyce's Country, and were admitted into the '14 Tribes of Galway'. There were Joyce bishops and cursaders to the Holy Land. One who was captured en route was shown buried treasure by an eagle. When he escaped with this wealth he used it to build the walls of Galway city.




Present your clan/sept crest in a most unique and attractive way by choosing an Irish Clan/Sept Shield by Rowan Heraldic Shields!

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