Our Coat of Arms


The Lismore City Council successfully petitioned the Lord Lyon, King of Arms of Edinburgh, Scotland, to grant a Coat of Arms steeped in Scottish heraldry, incorporating ancient symbols.

Granted on January 29, 1947, the Coat of Arms features a three-compartmental shield depicting an ancient galley of Lorne, an Episcopal mitre amidst water representing the Island of Lismore and white roses encircling a bull's head, symbolising Lismore's industry, alongside the council's Latin motto "Qui Non Proficit Deficit" translated into Gaelic as "Am baile nach teid air agaidh, theid e air ais" (He who does not progress retrogresses).