East Down

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EAST DOWN (Rural district council)

Incorporated into : 1974 Ards (2015 Ards and North Down)

Official blazon

Arms : Per chevron vert and or, on a chevron wavy per chevron wavy argent and azure in chief a salmon naiant proper, between three stalks of barley conjoined Or and two shuttles in saltire Or, and in base a demi figure representing St. Patrick, habited and nimbed Or, supporting over the sinister shoulder a shepherd's crook.
Crest : On a wreath of the colours, Between six stalks of barley proper a dexter arm embowed, vested and cuffed Or, the hand holding a stalk of three flax flowers proper.
Motto: Ever looking forward.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on February 3, 1966.

Unfortunately I have no image or information on these arms. Any image or information is welcome !


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Literature : Biggs, 1971. Nireland.jpg