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Clan Donnachaidh Crest

The Clan Crest embodies the heart and soul of the Donnachaidh tradition. The hand holding up the crown alludes to the Donnachaidh Chief’s services in capturing the murderer of King James I in 1437 A.D.


When encircled with a strap and buckle bearing the chief’s motto, this crest can be worn as a badge by all his family and clan.

The Clan Donnachaidh motto, “Virtutis Gloria Merces,” when translated from the Latin, reads, “Glory is the reward for valor.” The Clan slogan or war cry is the Gaelic “Garg’n Uair Dhuisgear,” which is pronounced GAR-n OO-air GWISH-gyar and translated, “Fierce when roused.” 

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