O’ Kenney, O’ Kenny, O’ Kinney, Ó Cionnaith.
The name Kenny comes from the personal name Cionaodh. It was borne by a high king of Ireland seems to have become popular from the Eighth Century in Ireland. The majority of the people with the name Kenny belong to families located in counties Galway and Roscommon. The hand knit Kenny sweater has a trellis central pattern flanked by cables and honeycomb rope. The side panels and sleeves have the blackberry stitch. The trellis stitch represents the stone walled fields of the Aran Islands. The blackberry stitch is symbolic of the holy trinity and the cables represent good luck. This beautiful Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinin (pronounced ‘bawneen’) 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 handcrafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.