The two main septs of the name Coughlan are to be found as MacCoughlan in County Offaly and O’ Coughlan of County Cork. Both names are derived from cochall meaning ‘cloak’ or ‘hood’. The name tends to be pronounced differently in different areas of County Cork ‘Cocklin’ in the West and ‘Cawlin’ in the East.
The hand knit Coughlan sweater has a blackberry centre stitch panel, it is flanked by two rows of cables, and moss filled diamonds on either side. The blackberry stitch represents the Holy Trinity. The cable represents good luck and the diamonds symbolise a wish for wealth. This beautiful hand knitted Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinin (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.