Cuinneagán comes from the Scots’ Gaelic word “Cuinneag” which means ‘milk-pail’, and was brought to Ireland by Scottish settlers during the Ulster plantations. Cunningham can also be the Anglicisation of the names Mac Cuinneagáin, Ó Cuineagáin, Ó Cuineacháin and Ó Connagáin. The name is the 74th most numerous in Ireland, and is by far most common in the northern province of Ulster (find out more about the history of the Cunningham name).
The hand knit Cunningham sweater has a central panel of two single lines of cable, flanked by blackberry stitch. The cable stitch symbolises good luck and the blackberry stitch represents the Holy Trinity. The hand knit Cunningham sweater has a cable centre stitch, flanked by rope, blackberry, and chevron stitches on either side. The cable stitch represents good luck, and blackberry is symbolic of the Holy Trinity. 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.