The name comes from the legendary monster ‘the gryphon’, and was often used to describe someone fierce or dangerous. The name originated in two distinct areas in Ireland – in Ballgriffin in Co. Kerry, and Ballygriffy in Co. Clare. Griffin is now the 75th most numerous surname in Ireland, and is most common in the original counties of Clare and Kerry, as well as in Limerick and Cork.
The hand knit Griffin sweater incorporates the diamond, cable, link and 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.