Clonmel Borough – Coat of Arms
“ARMS: – Argent on a bridge (silver bridge) of five arches proper resting on a point azure (blue coloured point of sword) therein three fishes naiant (swimming) 2 and 1 of the first a stag in full course of second attired or pursued by a springing greyhound sable langued gules (black greyhound with the CREST: a raven proper, with the MOTTO: – “Fedelis in aeterum” (eternal faithfulness) and for SUPPORTERS:- two greyhounds proper collared gules edged gold (red collars edged in gold)”.
The coat of arms was adopted by the Council in 1992 incorporating elements of water, land and air together with a stag chase displayed on a shield and surrounded by supporters, armour, raven and motto bearing the words “Fidelis in Aeternum” and coloured as follows:
Dark Blue – Water
Light Blue – Sky
Green – Land
Tan – Supporters
Silver – Fish, Bridge, armour
Gold – Banner, surround to shield
Black – Raven, supporter’s collars, underside and collar armour and motto.
Water, land and air – signify province of authority if the Corporation
Stag chase – signifies the legitimacy of that Authority
Greyhound Supporters – signify the supporters of the town – i.e., the members and administration of the Corporation who pledge to be eternally faithful
Information and images Courtesy of Clonmel Borough Council