List of personal coats of arms of Presidents of Ireland

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Many of the Presidents of Ireland have borne arms; either through inheritance, via grant from the Chief Herald of Ireland or via other heraldic authorities.

Arms of the Presidents of Ireland[edit]

Arms Name of President and Blazon
Hyde Escutcheon.png Douglas Hyde, President of Ireland, 1938-1945.

Ancestral arms: Gules, a chevron Argent and a Chevron Or

Sean O'Kelly, President of Ireland, 1945-1959

Assumed arms: Azure, a Tower Argent between two Lions Argent combattant Argent, chained Or

Arms of Éamon de Valera, President of Ireland, 1959-1973

Quarterly: I and IV, Gules, a Lion rampant Or; I and III[clarification needed][Presumably this should be II and III?], Or, four Crescents respectant in cross Sable; all within a Bordure Gules charged with eight Saltires couped Or.

Granted by the Cronista King of Arms of Castile

Arms of Erskine H. Childers, President of Ireland, 1973-1974

Ancestral arms: Argent, a Cross couped between four Buckles Gules

Arms of Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, President of Ireland, 1974-1976

Assumed arms: Per fess Argent and Vert, in chief a demi-Lion Sable, langued Gules between two hands caboshed Gules, in base the Scales of Justice Or.

Arms of Patrick Hillery, President of Ireland, 1976-1990

Per fess Vert and Or, on a fess Argent between three Sprigs of medick counterchanged, a Lion passant gules armed and langued Azure

Granted by the Chief Herald of Ireland

Arms of Mary Robinson, President of Ireland, 1990-1997

Argent a wildcat rampant guardant proper holding in its paws a roundel Or charged with a cross Gules, on a chief Azure a Lymphad under sail oars in action Or between a dove's head erased holding in the beak a slip of oak and a stag's head erased Argent

Granted by the Chief Herald of Ireland

File:Maryrobinsonarms.jpg Arms of Mary McAleese, President of Ireland, 1997-2012

Azure a fess embowed Or between a salmon naiant and a dexter hand couped proper holding a cross fitchy Argent

Motto: Come to the edge

Granted by the Chief Herald of Ireland

Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, 2012–present

No arms known to date

References[edit]

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markymark5/1886932359/ (the Arms of Éamon de Valera, from Dublin Castle)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/markymark5/1887777916/ (the Arms of Patrick Hillery, from Dublin Castle)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixie_bebe/2541193444/ (the Arms of Mary Robinson, from Dublin Castle)

http://homepage.eircom.net/~seanjmurphy/misc/mcaleesearms.jpg (the Arms of Mary McAleese)


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