The Personal Arms of the Historical Ó Súilleabháin Mór .
The Personal Arms of The Ó Súilleabháin MhicRaith. The Count of Knockgraffon.
The Personal Arms of the Current Ó Súilleabháin Mór
The Personal Arms of the Historic Ó Súilleabháin Beare
The Personal Arms of Donal Cam Ó Súilleabháin Beare, Count of Berehaven
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'."