Kelly is the Anglicisation of the Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, based on the personal name “Ceallach” which can mean either ‘bright-haired’ or ‘troublesome’. The popularity of the name dictated that it would be incorporated into surnames in several different areas across the country, including Co. Meath, Co. Wicklow, Co. Antrim, Co. Derry, Co. Sligo, Co. Galway, Co. Roscommon and Co. Laois. The most important of all these clans was the O’ Kellys from the territory of the Uí Máine, which covered east Galway and south Roscommon, and was known as O’ Kelly Country. Today the name is the second most prominent in Ireland, and is spread throughout the country, being most numerous in counties Galway, Kildare, Leitrim and Roscommon (discover even more about the history & origins of the Kelly family name in Ireland).
The hand knit Kelly sweater has a honeycomb rope centre, with cable, and moss filled diamonds on either side. The honeycomb stitch symbolises work, the cable represents a wish for good luck and the diamonds a wish for wealth. 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.
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At Aran we lovingly bring our famous heritage patterned knitwear to the world. It’s what our previous generations did, it’s what we do and we love it. We certify every genuine Aran we create for authenticity, quality and craftsmanship.
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We all need to care for our planet. Every Aran is always knit from 100% natural wool, resilient, renewable and degradable. At Aran we are inspired by our environment on the Wild Atlantic Coast of Ireland and continue to try hard to implement sustainable practices in everything we do.
Aran is knit using Aran stitches from lofty Aran yarn. 3 strands of spun wool are wound together to form the yarn, then knit using our traditional stitches to give Aran its unique quality, warmth and texture. Aran is built to give a lifetime of comfort.
Aran design and pattern gives our knitwear its distinctive and internationally famous look. Our traditional heritage stitches are inspired by celtic art and our island environment. Each stitch has a different meaning which reflects keys elements of our ancestors lives on Aran.
Please remember, wool is a natural fibre and has a strong element of flexibility. If your garment feels slightly small at first, give it a gentle stretch which will loosen the fibres in a way that will not damage the garment or cause it to lose its shape.
Where a specific size is available for a garment: To calculate the size sweater you require simply measure across the chest of your favourite sweater in inches and double that value.