My dad was named the second Edward Farrell in my family and my little brother was named the third. I was named Farrell sometime in between. I was researching the origin of my name recently and this crest came up for “The Farrell Clan”:
Black greyhound crest: in Irish folklore and particularly in Gaelic poetry and mythology the hound is often used as an epithet to describe a valiant warrior.
Golden crown of a duke: (as in the Lords of Annaly: the Farrells). The gold colour denotes generosity and elevation of mind.
Golden lion rampant: (rearing): the lion signifies bravery and nobility.
Green field of the shield: green signifies hope, love and joy.
Motto: Prodesse Non Nocere (To do good, not to do evil).
Cu Reabtha (The rampaging dog) – Another popular motto, but not the official.
I am not sure if it is my recent obsession with Game of Thrones or my Irish roots, but I feel a renewed sense of pride in my name and its origin.
I gotta admit, I’m a sucker for a cover song. The original source always provides a familiarity from which to enjoy something new, in the context of something already known. While trying to pick a few songs to include to illustrate the point, I discovered LP. Ummmm, am I late to the party?! An early adopter (that’d be cool). Regardless, this is an amazing artist. You heard it here first, or again. Either way, incredible! Listen!