This name is one of the most common and one of the most important names in Ireland. Originally there were many distinct septs of the name in Counties Cork and Kerry – where Ross Castle was their fortress in Killarney. This name is from the Irish O’ Donnchadha. This is derived from the personal name Donncha – from donn meaning brown. As a result the surname would mean descendant of the brown haired or brown complexioned man.
The hand knit O’ Donoghue Sweater has a fragmented cable stitches flanked by honeycomb rope, cable and link panels on either side. This beautiful hand knitted Aran sweater has been hand knitted in the traditional báinin (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.