Men's Clan Cian Crest Badge T-Shirt in Black. AVAILABLE IN SIZES M-XXXL.
Large two color crest badge on back of shirt with small one color chest print that reads Clan Cian with Crossed Claymore Swords and Targe below.
Printed on 100% Pre Shrunk Cotton T-Shirt.
The circular belt has the Motto of the Chief of the Clan inscribed in it. Within the belt is the crest of the Clan Chief. The belt and buckle denote the clansman.
Motto: Flecti Non Frangi (Latin: To be bent not broken).
Battle Call: Seabhach Abu (Hawk Victory or the Hawk is Forever).
The Clansman's Crest Badge is the most powerful emblem of your Clan Cian Heritage. Displaying this badge is a symbol of your allegiance to your clan. The perfect gift for any Cian descendant.
"Cuimhnich air na daoine o'n d'thaining thu" - Remember the men from whom you are descended.
The leading family of Clan Cian were the O'Carrolls, Princes of Ely, and their kingdom was called the Territory of Ely O'Carroll. In 212 A.D. Teige, or Thaddy, son of Cian was king of Ely. Prior to 1200 A.D. the Ely Kings ruled over an extensive area. After the invasion of Ireland by Henry II of England, the kingdom of Ely continued until 1600 A.D. (official records date it as 1590 A.D.)
From about 370 A.D. to about 1101 A.D. it is found in the Book of Rights that the Kings of Caiseal (Cashel) paid tribute to the Kings of Eile (Ely). Fionn, King of Ely who died 1205 A.D. was succeeded by his son Teige, and that succession continued through his grandson Donal of Litterluna as Chiefs of Ely until the Chiefship transferred to the rival branch in descent of Fionn's other grandson Maolruanaidh ( Mulroona) of which this elected Chief's name was also Teige. He married Joan, daughter of James Butler, the Second Earl of Oremonde, who was the great grandson of English King Edward I. Teige later married Morew, daughter of Brian O'Brien, King of Thomond. It was this same Teige that went on a pilgrimage to Rome, and on his return, visited the courts of King Richard II, and the King of France. While at court with King Richard of England, he and Teige had a falling out and disagreed about certain political decisions. Teige returned back to southern Ireland to await King Richard's army which was threatening to invade the Kingdom of Ely O'Carroll.
In 1395 A.D. Teige O'Carroll and Clan Cian (race of Carroll) defeated the forces of King Richard II which had invaded Ely, under the command of Roger Mortimer, Earl of March. The Kingdom of Ely and the O'Carrolls had withstood the most powerful army in the world, and repelled them out of their territory.