Friday, 10 August 2018

Dublin Castle - Heraldry on the Banners in St Patrick's Hall


Here we look at the 'heraldic banners' in Dublin Castle.


Dublin Castle






Presidential Inauguration

These banners can be noticed on state occasions such as the inauguration of a president or during a state visit (most recently the visit of Pope Francis on 25 August 2018. Here all the families associated with these banners are identified. The family members were members of the Order of St Patrick. The hall is known as St Patrick's Hall. There are are 22 flags or banners on display. First we list the most recent members associated with each banner (21 of them) and then for the 22nd banner we have the Royal Arms.  





Ten of the eleven banners on one side of St Patrick's Hall in Dublin Castle.

For a history of the State Apartments at Dublin Castle see:

The names of the members of the Order of St Patrick are given at:



Rotating them for the viewer, the first three are for the Earl of Shaftesbury, the Earl of Granard and the Earl of Gosford (?). The banner for the Earl of Mayo is behind the poll.  


Thge next four are the Royal arms (now not the correct way for viewing!), the Earl of Listowel, the Earl of Enniskillen and the Earl of Arran.



The first banner hidden behind the pole is that of Bourke, Earl of Mayo


Arms of Bourke (Burke), Deane, Jocelyn and Hamilton for the Earl of Mayo

Richard, 6th Earl of Mayo was a member of the Order of St Patrick, these quartered arms can also be seen at St Patrick's Cathedral. The arms are Burke, Deane, Roden and Hamilton. 

Richard was son of Robert Bourke, 5th Earl of Mayo and of his wife Anne Charlotte Jocelyn, granddaughter of Robert Jocelyn who became Earl of Roden in 1771. Robert Jocelyn was married in 1752 to Anne, daughter and heir of James Hamilton, Earl of Clanbrassil.

John Bourke, 1st Earl married c. 1725 Mary, daughter and co-heiress of Joseph Deane, Chief baron of the Exchequer of Ireland.



The second banner is that of Earl of Shaftesbury.

Anthony Ashley Cooper was born in Dorset in 1621 to Sir John Cooper and Anne Ashley (d. 1628). His parents' marriage in 1616 brough together two wealthy families with extensive estates in Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.


Arms of Ashley and Cooper for the Earl of Shaftesbury. 


For the Irish coonections, see:

The third banner is that of the Earl of Granard

Arms of Forbes, Earl of Granard

The fourth banner is that of the Earl of Gosford


Arms of Acheson?, Earl of Gosford

The fifth banner depicts the Royal arms


Royal Arms (England, Scotland, Ireland, England)

The sixth banner is for the Earl of Listowel

Arms of Hare, Earl of Listowel

The seventh banner is for the Earl of Enniskillen


Arms of Cole, Earl of Enniskillen

The eight banner is for the Earl of Arran


Arms of Gore, Earl of Arran 

The ninth banner is for the Earl of Midleton


Arms of Brodrick, Earl Midleton




The tenth banner is for the Earl of Donoughmore




The eleventh and final banner on this side is for the Earl of Iveagh









Arms of Wingfield, Earl Powerscourt



Arms of Bernard, Earl of Bandon


Arms of Pirrie






Arms of Rice, Meredith and Spring, Earl of Monteth






                                               Arms of Quin and Wyndham, Earl of Dunraven


                            


Arms of Fitzpatrick


Arms of Lambert, Earl of Cavan


Arms of Cuffe, 





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