Mac Cionnaith means son of Cionnaith, a personal name. The clan originated in Co. Meath in the east of the country, and subsequently moved northward to Truagh, an area on the border of the modern counties of Tyrone and Monaghan. There, they became lords and ruled until the 17th century. Today, the surname is one of the 100 most numerous surnames in Ireland, and remains popular in its original homeland of counties Monaghan and Tyrone.
The hand knit Mc Kenna sweater has an unusual centre honeycomb cable stitch, flanked by cables and moss-filled diamonds on either side. The honeycomb represents work, the cables symbolise a wish for good luck and the diamonds are 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.