Figure 25 illustrates the arms of an ancient Ó Súilleabháin Mór from the MhicRuadhri line, most likely from the sixteenth century. Figure 26 illustrates the traditional arms of the Ó Súilleabháin Beare, origin unknown. Figure 27 illustrates the arms of Donal Cam Ó Súilleabháin Beare, First Count of Berehaven, as painted in the corner of his portrait from Spain. Figure 28 is a clarification of his arms.
The Personal Arms of Garraí Eoin Brian Ó Súilleabháin, The Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, Count of Knockgraffon.
The Personal Arms of Garraí Eoin Brian Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the Current Ó Súilleabháin Mór, with the collar of Knight Grand Cross, Order of the Eagle and the Seamless Tunic of Our Lord.
The Personal Arms of Garraí Eoin Brian Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the Current Ó Súilleabháin Mór, with the collar of the Order of the Oak and Serpent, of which he serves as Grand Master.
The personal arms of Garraí Eoin Brian Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith II, the first born son of the chief and his tánaiste.
The personal arms of Donal Mór Connor Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the second born son of the chief.
The personal arms of Donal Seosamh Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith III, past chief of the clan (2004 - 2014).
The personal badge of Julie Anne Alvey Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the Countess of Knockgraffon.
The personal arms of Riobard Barrí Eoin Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the youngest son of the past chief, Donal Seosamh Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith II.
The Personal Arms of J. Sullivan
The Personal Arms of J.C. Sullivan
The Personal Arms of J.B. Sullivan
Personal Arms of Robert Sullivan
STATEMENT ON IRISH CLAN TARTANS, KILTS, AND ARMS:
"While kilts and tartans, as we know of them today, were a nineteenth century development, they remain effective devices with which modern clan organizations can promote unity and identity among their members. Facebook and other social mediums were not available to our ancestors either, but we still employ them to establish and maintain a clan community. Absolute historical purism would preclude the existence of any modern clan societies, an end which I suspect some purists actually desire.
As to the Irish being descended from kings, it is true that there were 'noble' Gaelic families and 'common' Gaelic families and not everyone with a certain Irish surname can claim, with certainty, that their ancestors were of the ruling class. However, the Irish 'king' was a true form of the concept, representing 'kin' or family. The Irish kings were chosen from among their people. All of them shared blood with their clan. While only certain individuals were known as 'Chiefs of the Name' and were afforded the Norman conceit of heraldic achievements, their only claim to nobility was their esteemed position among their extended family or clan.
So, in the case of the Irish, every member of the clan, in a way, can claim a valid association with the 'clan shield'."
- Garraí Eoin Brian Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith, the Current Ó Súilleabháin Mór.