The Jennings clan is predominantly associated with the western province of Connacht. The name is the Anglicisation of the Gaelic name Mac Sheóinín, from the diminutive of the name John in Gaelic, ‘Seánín’. This clan was a branch of the Burke family, also strongly connected with Connacht. The Jennings were extensive landowners in Dunmore, Galway, and Kilmaine in Co. Mayo. The name has also spread to France, and remains most numerous in Connacht in Ireland.
The hand knit Jennings sweater has a cable centre stitch, flanked by cable, rope and diamond stitches. The cable and rope stitches represent a wish for good luck, and the diamond stitch represents a wish for 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.