The O’Callaghan clan originates in the province of Munster in the south of Ireland. It is likely that the name came from Ceallachan, who was the king of Munster in the 10th century. The family was one of the most powerful in Munster, and was involved in a prolonged feud with one of the other dominant clans, the Mac Carthys. Today, the name is ranked as 43rd most numerous in Ireland, and is strongest in the province of Munster.
The hand knit Callaghan sweater has a honeycomb centre panel and is flanked by zig-zags on either side. The honeycomb stitch symbolises work, and the zig-zags represent 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.