Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In Honor of International Heraldry Day

In honor of International Heraldry Day today, I changed my profile picture on Facebook to this shot of me wearing the only hat that I could find in Dublin, Ireland with a coat of arms on it.

The shield is, of course, the arms of Dublin.

But to think that I had to buy this to get some "wearable heraldry."  (Aside from the tie that I found there with the arms of the four provinces of Connacht, Leinster, Munster, and Ulster scattered regularly across it.)  Still, the bells hanging from the tips of the horns are a nice touch, don't you think?  Not to mention the blue braids.

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