The Barrett clan is of Anglo-Norman origins. The name is most common in counties Cork, Galway and Mayo. The two distinct concentrations of the name indicate two distinct clans, and this fact is backed up by the variations in the Gaelic spelling of the name in the two areas, Baróid in Cork, and Baréid in the western counties. The name comes from the Germanic personal name of Bernard or Beraud.
The hand knit Barrett sweater has an unusual trellis centre panel, flanked by honeycomb rope and moss-filled diamonds on either side. The trellis stitch represents the walled fields of the Aran Islands, honeycomb represents work, and the diamonds represent 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.