Moore was originally Ó Mórdha, from the Gaelic word “mordha” meaning ‘noble or stately’. The original sept was located in Co. Laois in the midlands and was one of the seven septs of Laois. There were also Moores who arrived as English and Scottish settlers. The name is very numerous today in Ireland, being ranked as twentieth most popular, and is strongest in the eastern province of Leinster, in particular in Dublin and its original homeland of Laois (discover more about the origins of the Moore name in Ireland).
The hand knit Moore sweater has a link centre stitch, flanked by cable, and moss stitches on either side. The link stitch represents the unbroken chain between the Irish who emigrate and those who remain at home, the cable is a wish for good luck, and moss stitch is representative of nature. 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.