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Araltais in Éirinn
County : Laois
Party per fesse gules and azure, in chief two lions passant guardant in pale, and in base two fleurs-de-lis in fesse or.
The arms were registered (as ancient) om 24th November 1656.
The town was previously known as Maryborough in Queens County, as it received city rights by Queen Mary of England in 1557. The arms were probably used at the same time on the city seal, but no images are known. The arms are a simplified version of the English Royal arms.
The arms as used on a JaJa postcard +/- 1905
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