The Ó Tuama sept was located in Co. Cork in the southern province of Munster. Twomey, and its variations, are the Anglicisation of the Gaelic Ó Tuama. The name is common in Ireland today, although it is not one of the 100 most numerous. It is strongest in its original homeland of Co. Cork, and also in the adjoining county of Kerry, where three-quarters of the Twomeys in Ireland are located.
The hand knit Twomey sweater incorporates cable, link and braid stitches. The cables symbolise a wish for good luck while the link stitches represent the unbroken chain between the Irish who emigrate and those who remain at home. 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.