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Tartan Details - Lysaght Hunting

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "Lysaght Hunting" tartan is shown below. 

STA ref: 6592
STWR ref: none
Designer: Balfour-Traill, Cynthia
Tartan date: 01/03/2005
Registration date: This tartan was recorded prior to the launch of The Scottish Register of Tartans.
Category: Clan/Family
Registration notes: The Lysaght/MacLysaght Tartan is designed as a Clan/Family Tartan for the descendants of Mac Giolla Iasachta, especially those bearing the Lysaght or MacLysaght surname and variants. This ancient and distinguished family originates in Clan O'Brien, the clan of Ireland's great High King, Brian Boruma mac Cennetig (Brian Boru), from which the Lysaghts broke away circa 1122 to form an independent clan. The tartan is intended especially to honour the Lysaghts of Kilcornan, oldest of the post-mediaeval branches of the family, collectively known in the Gaelic as 'Clann mhic Ghiolla Iasachta Cillecornan'. The (Mac)Lysaght Tartan was commissioned by Thomas A. Lysaght (Tomas Mac Giolla Iasachta), confirmed The Lysaght, Head of the House (Family) of Lysaght by the Chief Herald of Ireland, 6th April 1993. The tartan design is inspired by the armorial bearings of The Lysaght and the Province of Munster, ancestral seat of the clan. It is composed of the colours of the metals, Argent (silver) and Or (gold) and the tinctures, Gules (red) and Azure (blue), of the Lysaght and Munster arms. Three red stripes on a silver field represent the three lances of the Lysaght arms, whilst three gold stripes on a field of blue represent the three crowns of the Munster arms. (These colour descriptions refer to the Standard and Dress setts.) The tartan was designed by Cynthia Balfour-Traill of Woodsboro, Maryland, USA ([email protected]). Copyright is held by The Lysaght, Thomas A. Lysaght (Tomas Mac Giolla Iasachta), of Zwettl, Austria. Liberal permission will be granted for use as a clan/family tartan.
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