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County : Roscommon and Westmeath

Arms (crest) of Athlone

Official blazon

Gules, a lion passant guardant or, on a chief of the last two roses of the field slipped and leaved vert.


The arms of Athlone date back to a seal as early as 1663. However, there is no record of them ever being granted, therefore they have been used unofficially. The two roses and the lion passant guardant are most likely English symbols. The motto “Urbes stant legibus” is Latin for “A city stands by its laws.”

Arms (crest) of Athlone

The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
Arms (crest) of Athlone

The arms in the Coffee Hag albums +/- 1935


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