Power is originally a Norman name. The first settlers in Ireland were located in Co. Waterford in the southern province of Munster, where they owned large estates. The name they were originally known by, le Poer, actually means ‘poor’, although the family were by no means impoverished. The name is among the top 100 most numerous surnames in Ireland, and remains most common in the clan’s original homeland of Co. Waterford.
The hand knit Power sweater has a moss filled diamond as the central panel, flanked by alternating link and moss-filled diamond stitches on either side. The diamond represents wealth, and the link symbolises the unbroken chain between the Irish who emigrate and those who remain at home. 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.