Seal of the Co. Kildare Archaeological Society
The Seal which appears on the cover of the Journal has been arranged by the Hon George Ponsonby and Mr Arthur Vicars and engraved in wood in the best manner by Messrs Swain & Son, some of whose work will be familiar to many of us. It will be observed that it is composed of three coats of arms – firstly, the arms of the town of Naas (arg. a snake erect, wavy, sa,); secondly, the arms of our first President, the Duke of Leinster (arg. a saltire gu.); and, thirdly, the arms of our Hon. Secretary, the Earl of Mayo: (Per fesse or, and ermine, a cross gu. ; in the first quarter a lion ramp., and in the second a sinister hand couped at the wrist, both sa.), who has been so instrumental in establishing the Society. The Council have had copies printed as book plates to place in the Society’s books, and they would take this opportunity of mentioning that they will be glad to receive additions to the Society’s library, which they hope may form the nucleus of a valuable reference library for the use of members.
Journal of the County Kildare Archaeological Society, Session 1891. Volume I., No. 1. Miscellanea, pp .38-39.