- 1662 History of the Dowling Coat of Arms
- Heraldic Description of Coat of Arms
- Irish Heraldry - Using the Coat of Arms
- Pictures of Coat of Arms
Argent a holly tree eradicated proper on a chief azure, a lion passant between two slipped trefoils slipt or.
A lion’s head erased azure collared gemelles or
Silver shield with a holly tree showing its roots in its natural colours. Then on a blue top third of the shield (note: this is part of the design rather than a denotation of the joining of families), a lion facing left with foreleg raised between two leaves with three petals showing stalks in gold.
A blue lion’s head torn raggedly with two gold rings around neck.
Fortis et Egregius
From the Latin meaning
Strong and Distinguished
Fortis: adjective strong, sturdy, brave, manly, resolute
et: conjunction and
Egregius: adjective outstanding, surpassing, distinguished, illustrious
Collins Latin Dictionary Pub. Harper Collins 1999 - (ISBN 0-00-472092-X)
Unlike the English system of heraldry where the coat of arms can be carried only by the direct descendant the Irish system allows that all bearers of the name Dowling can use these arms. Whilst this does not apply to all Irish coats of arms it is common to many.
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