This name may be of Gaelic or Norman origin. In Gaelic, Ó Cuillin comes from the word “Cuileann” meaning ‘holly-tree’. The name originated in south-east Leinster, and remains strong there until this day. The Norman name can be derived either from the city of Colwyn in Wales, or the city of Cologne in Germany. The Norman clan’s territories were based around Cullenstown in Co. Wexford. Today, Cullen is the 84th most numerous surname in Ireland.
The hand knit Cullen sweater comprises cable, braid and moss stitches. The cable stitches symbolise luck, representing the ropes the fishermen used when fishing. The moss stitch represents 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.