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Civic heraldry of Ireland
County : Clare
The main theme of the arms is Shannon's world famous airport.
The tips of the piles or elongated triangles are 'florried' with portion of the fleur-de-lis or 'flower of light' to give the effect of aircraft on the wing. The masoned effect in the base of the shield is to convey the idea of houses and walls to represent the town of Shannon and not just the Airport.
The basic tinctures of blue and gold are the colours of County Clare.
The motto, - Ad Altiora - (Towards Higher Things) represents the aims of both the airport and the town
Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones.