Most of the Irish Gormans today are descended from the Mac Gormáin sept, whose territory was Slivemargy in Co. Laois in the midlands. The name is the diminutive of the Gaelic "gorm" which means 'blue'. The name is also common in England where it originates as the middle English name Gormund, meaning 'spear protection', and some Irish Gormans would be descended from this English clan. The name is now most common in counties Clare (O' Gorman), Monaghan (Mac Gorman) and Tipperary (Gorman).
The hand knit Gorman sweater incorporates the cable, zig zag and Irish moss stitches. 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.