The name Quinn can have two distinct origins. In the areas of counties Clare, Longford and Antrim, the name originated as the personal name Conn, meaning ‘chief’ or ‘leader’. The name is also came from Co. Tyrone, in the northern province of Ulster, where it originated as the personal name Coinne, who was a great-great-grandson of Niall of the Nine Hostages. Today the name is ranked as nineteenth most numerous in Ireland, and is the most common name in Co. Tyrone (discover more about the history of the Quinn name).
The hand knit Quinn sweater has a honeycomb central panel, flanked by a cable, rope and zig-zag stitches on either side. The honeycomb represents work, the cable is symbolic of good luck, and the zig zags symbolise the ups and downs of marriage. 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.