Careys can be of Anglo-Norman or Irish origin. The Irish Careys are descended from the Ó Ciardha sept which was located in the Barony of Carbury in Co. Kildare. The name was also brought to Ireland by Anglo- Norman settlers. It is common throughout Ireland today, being found particularly in Munster, in counties Cork, Kerry and Tipperary.
The hand knit Carey sweater has a central cable pattern flanked by rows of honeycomb and braid. The honeycomb represents work – the industriousness of the bees, and the cable symbolises luck. 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.