Our Coat-of Arms

An Armas Cumann Staire

OUR COAT-OF-ARMS

Ar an Armas Tá Léirithe:

Shield:
Argent, on a mount vert oak tree (acorned) proper between two bulls rampant,
in the dexter chief an open ancient book, in the sinister chief a salmon naiant.

Crest:
A wine coloured Castle.

 

Sciath:
Dhá tarbh ag troid os comhair darach (le dearcáin) ar chnoc uaine,
os cionn tá sean leabhar oscailte ar a dheis agus bradán ar a chlé.

Cíor:
Caisleán i ndath fíon.

 

The Elements: 

Bulls: The ancient saga of the Táin; vellum; the economic history of Éire/Ireland.
An Oak: The tree of the Uí Chonchúir who built a fort at the bottom of the Gaillimh river and who were the last kings of Connacht and Éire; ink from oak galls.
An Ancient Book: History; literacy; the Gaelic illuminated manuscript tradition.
A Salmon: The story of the Bradán Feasa – the Salmon Of Knowledge; the annual salmon run of the Gaillimh/Galway River.
A Castle: The De Burgos, who founded the mediaeval walled city.

Na comharthaí:Tairbh: An Táin Bó Cúailnge; veilleam/craiceann lao; stair eacnamaíochta na hÉireann.
Dair: Príomh chrann na Uí Chonchúir, a thógáil Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe; dúch ó gálchnónna.
Leabhar: Stair; litearthacht; na sean lámhscríbhinní maisithe.
Bradán: An Bradán Feasa; na bradáin a théann suas Abhainn na Gaillimhe chuile bhliain.
Caisleán: Na De Burgo; ballaí na cathrach; na dathanna don cathair agus don ollscoil.