This is the only arms registered with the Chief Herald in Dublin in the name of Dowling.
Mortagh Dowling of Kilkenny,
by Ulster King of Arms, on 5th August 1662
Source: Office of the Chief Herald, 2 Kildare Street, Dublin 2. (from M. Doolan, 25 Feb 2000)
Argent a holly tree eradicated proper on a chief azure, a lion passant between two slipped trefoils slipt or.
Silver shield with a holly tree showing its roots in its natural colours. Then on a blue top third of the shield (note: this is part of the design rather than a denotation of the joining of families), a lion facing left with foreleg raised between two leaves with three petals showing stalks in gold.
A lion’s head erased azure collared gemelles or.
A blue lion’s head torn raggedly with two gold rings around neck.
From the Latin meaning
Strong and Distinguished
Fortis: adjective strong, sturdy, brave, manly, resolute
et: conjunction and
Egregius: adjective outstanding, surpassing, distinguished, illustrious
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