County Kerry Coat of Arms

The Coat of Arms for County Kerry.

The arms were granted on the 21st May 1984. The arms are in the familiar green and gold sporting colours of County Kerry. The blue and white dancetty bar symbolises the County's mountains, the highest in Ireland. The crown stands for the Ciarraige, the pre-Gaelic population who gave their name to the County. The two crosses are for the monasteries of Ardfert and Aghadoe. The design is completed by a representation of the boat of St. Brendan the Navigator. In this boat legend has it that he discovered America.

The motto means 'Co-operation, Help, Friendship'.

The IBD Home Page and each IBD County Page has or will have (where possible) the relevant Coat of Arms. This is made possible thanks to a fantastic heraldry website called the International Civic Heraldry Website. Sometimes a description is not given due to lack of information, so if anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated. You may visit this superb site by using the link below.

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