The Conway clan name, and its variations, have both Irish and Welsh origins. The Welsh bearers of the name originated in the town of Conwy in North Wales. The Irish origins of the name are numerous, Conway being the Anglicisation of several Gaelic surnames including Ó Conbhuidhe, Ó Connmhacháin, Mac Connmháigh and Mac Conmídhe. The name is now common throughout the country, in particular in Co. Mayo in the west of Ireland.
The hand knit Conway sweater has a lobster claw central panel, flanked by cables, and diamond stitches on either side. The lobster claw stitch symbolises a wish for prosperity, cables represent good luck, and diamonds are a wish for 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.