Ó Domhnaill comes from the personal name Domhnall meaning ‘world-mighty’. The name is most strongly connected with Co. Donegal in the north-west of Ireland, although there were other septs of the same name in a number of areas, including west Clare and east Galway. The O’ Donnells of Donegal were part of the Uí Néill tribal grouping. The name now ranks as forty forth most numerous in Ireland, and it remains strongest in Co. Donegal.
The hand knit O’ Donnell sweater has a honeycomb central panel, flanked by ropes and moss-filled diamonds on either side. The honeycomb represents work, rope represents a wish for good luck, and the diamond is a wish for wealth. 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.
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