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Civic heraldry of Ireland
County : Wicklow
Per chevron argent and azure two chevronels vert between in chief as many oak branches fructed proper and in base a fish naiant of the first, a terrasse of rocks also proper. Motto : Gniomhach idir carraig is cruacha
The rocky terras at the base of the shield evidently calls to mind the name of the town. The azure blue compartment represents the sea and the fish therein, the historic links of the town harbour with the fishing industry. The twin chevronels symbolise the Great and Little Sugarloaf peaks while the two oak-leaf branches typify the woodland character of the town's environs.
The motto, 'Gniomhach idir Carraig is Cruacha' means 'active between rock and mountain peaks'.
Literature : Image and information provided by Laurence Jones.
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