Gilpatrick, Kilpatrick, Mac Giolla, Phádraig.
Fitzpatrick is an Anglicisation of the Gaelic name Mac Giolla Phádraig, and is not Norman despite the ‘Fitz’ commonly seen in other Norman names. The Gaelic name means ‘son of the servant of (St.) Patrick’. The Clan was ruler of the historic kingdom of Ossary, which included parts of modern counties Laois and Kilkenny. The surname comes in at the 61st most numerous in Ireland today, with the biggest concentration being in Co. Laois in the midlands.
The hand knit Fitzpatrick sweater has alternating moss-filled diamond stitches and panels of blackberry on both sides. The diamonds represent wealth, and the blackberry stitch symbolises the Holy Trinity. 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.