This name originated in the Uí Máine sept territory of Roscommon and east Galway, where the Mac Aodhagáin were hereditary lawyers and judges to the ruling families. Mac Aodhagáin comes from the personal name Aodh, of which Aodhagáin is a diminutive. The name has now spread throughout the country, especially to north Munster and east Leinster. The Keegan version of the surname is most common in Leinster.
The hand knit Egan sweater incorporates the blackberry, cable and tree of life stitches. The blackberry stitch represents the Holy Trinity, the cable stitch symbolises luck and the Tree of Life symbolises Family. 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.