There are two distinct septs of Coughlan, one being MacCoughlan of Offaly and the other O'Coughlan of Co. Cork. Down to the 18th century, MacCoughlan were the more important of the two but have since dwindled and dispursed. MacCoughlan country comprised the modern barony of Garrycastle, Co. Offaly, where they had many strong castles in the Banagher-Clonmacnois area.
The Coughlans of Co. Cork belonged to the baronies of Carbery and Ballymore and are numerous. The prefix O is rarely used anymore.
(Mac)Coghlan, O'Coughlan Coat of Arms Necklace
Each item begins as a piece of bronze sheet metal. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina has been applied giving the metal that aged look. A clear polymer coating is applied to the face of the shield pendant. The pendant hangs on a waxed cord necklace.