Armorials of the Hynes Clan





Clann Eidhin of the ancient O'hEidhin
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The Hynes Clan " The Hynes Clan (Clann Eidhin) is dedicated to all those descended from the ancient O'Heyne ( hEidhin) sept, including Hynes, Hines, Hynds and Hinds around the world, that we may connect and learn from each other about our common heritage." - quoted from the site
The Hynes Clan Gathering 2001 - the Clan Report of the meeting this year in Ireland
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" Another coat of arms attributed to the Hynes, shown in this sketch by James P. Hynes, are carved in stone both at the remains of Ardrahan Castle and also at Kilmacduagh. It shows two lions, as above, with a fortified tower between them, as on the arms of their kinsmen, the O'Shaughnessys, on the left (sinister) half, but with a stag, as on the O'Connor (Corcomroe) arms, on the right (dexter) half. The motto with these arms is in Latin: TURRIS FORTIS NOBIS JESU DEUS (Jesus, Lord, Our Tower of Strength). The crest is an arm holding a sword, the same as the Hynes crest above. These arms may represent the marriage of Edmund O'Heyne of Cahererillan (son of Owen or Eugene O'Heyne of Lydacan and Margaret O'Connor) and Joan O'Shaughnessy (daughter of Edmund O'Shaughnessy of Corcomroe and Mary de Burgo) in the 17th century, uniting four great houses of the region." - from The Hynes Clan - Coat of Arms
The Crest, which is the helmet on top of the Shield, for all GIRD & HYNES armorials, has the
" a dexter arm, armed, embowed, the hand grasping a sword, all proper"
or in other words,

" a right arm, in armor, bent at the elbow, the hand grasping a sword, all natural colors."
Most of the O'HEYNE Armorial have these same chacteristics, but what I feel is also significant in the Turris drawing, is the the presence of the "Roe Buck" - the buck deer. In the Biography of Henry Gird Harris, he mentions that in his grandfather's Diary - re: Henry Hatton Gird (III), was drawn a Roe Buck, which was supposedly was part of the Gird ancestral Armorial or perhpas on the Family Shield. Clearly on the HYNES Shield in the above TURRIS drawing, we can see the Roe Buck. It is the ONLY Hynes shield to sport this Roe Buck. If there is a connection, perhaps the Roe Buck was from the ancient O'Conner Armorial as mentioned above, or perhaps our HINDS family is a branch of the ancient Hynes Clan that lived in the Ardrahan Castle.

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