There were four septs of the Ó Braonáin clan in the country, located in Kilkenny, Galway, Westmeath and Kerry. There was also a sept of Mac Branáin in Roscommon, and Ó Branáin in counties Fermanagh and Monaghan, whose name was also Anglicised to Brennan. Brennan is now one of the thirty most common surnames in Ireland, and is most numerous in counties Kilkenny in the province of Leinster, and Sligo in the province of Connacht (discover even more about the Brennan name history).
The hand knit Brennan sweater has a honeycomb central panel, flanked by honeycomb rope and chevron on either side. The honeycomb stitch is representative of work and the rewards for diligence. 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.