Mac Conmara means ‘Son of the hound of the sea’, and the name originated in Co. Clare where the clan was part of the famous Dal gCáis tribal grouping. The Mc Namaras grew in power to become rulers of the territory of Clancullen in Clare for almost six centuries. Today Mc Namara is one of the 100 most numerous names in Ireland and is most common in its original homeland of counties Clare and Limerick.
The hand knit McNamara sweater incorporates braid, cable and blackberry stitches. The blackberry stitch represents the Holy Trinity , while the cable stitch symbolises luck. 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.