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Fitzpatrick Clan Sweater


Gilpatrick, Kilpatrick, Mac Giolla, Phádraig.

Fitzpatrick is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Phádraig, and is not Norman despite the ‘Fitz’ commonly seen in other Norman names. The Gaelic name means ‘son of the servant of (St.) Patrick’. The Clan was ruler of the historic kingdom of Ossary, which included parts of modern counties Laois and Kilkenny. The surname comes in at the 61st most numerous in Ireland today, with the biggest concentration being in Co. Laois in the midlands.

The hand knit Fitzpatrick sweater has alternating moss-filled diamond stitches and panels of blackberry on both sides. The diamonds represent wealth, and the blackberry stitch symbolises the Holy Trinity. This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinín (pronounced ‘baw neen’) colour, the natural white of the wool. It comes to you complete with a clan history and crest. It is made of 100% pure new wool, is water repellent and breathable. It has been hand crafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.




Authentic Aran 100% Wool Made in Ireland

Size Guide

Please remember, wool is a natural fibre and has a strong element of flexibility. If your garment feels slightly small at first, give it a gentle stretch which will loosen the fibres in a way that will not damage the garment or cause it to lose its shape.

Where a specific size is available for a garment: To calculate the size sweater you require simply measure across the chest of your favourite sweater in inches and double that value.

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