The McNamara Arms

The McNamara's, in Irish MacConmara, is derived from the words - Cu-na-Mara (Hound of the Sea) were hereditary marshals to the O'Briens and had the privilege of inaugurating the Chief of the O'Briens.

The arms of the McNamara's consists of a lion in white on a red shield with two spearheads in yellow.

The crest, armed hand out of a ducal coronet or. Their Irish motto is 'Neart in Árd' which means 'Strength from Above'. The Latin version 'Firmitas in Coelo" is taken to mean 'Stability in Heaven'.