The surname Delaney, and its variations, are the Anglicisation of two different surnames, the Gaelic Ó Dubhshláine, and De l’aunaie of Norman origins. The Norman name means “from the alder grove”, and the Gaelic comes from the words “dubh”, meaning black, and “slán”, meaning defiant. The surname is strongly associated with counties Laois and Kilkenny in the eastern province of Leinster.
The hand knit Delaney sweater has a blackberry central panel, flanked by cables, small diamonds and larger, moss-filled diamonds on either side. The blackberry stitch is symbolic of the Holy Trinity, cables represent good luck, and diamonds symbolise 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.