The name Joyce is a true Irish one and is found primarily in Connacht. Although the name is not Gaelic, the first authentic record of the name dates back to 1283, to a Welshman who married an Irish woman O’ Brien and settled with her in County Galway. Joyce comes from the French personal name Joy. Over 80% of all modern day Joyces are found in Counties Galway and Mayo.
The hand knit Joyce sweater has an intricate central panel with cables and moss filled diamonds on either side. The cable represents good luck and the diamonds a wish for wealth. This beautiful hand knitted Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinin (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.