In March 2017 I first announced that I would be retiring from my position as newsletter editor for the Nolan Clan (aka Clan O Nolan) and it was also around this time that the Clan began using social media (Clan O Nolan Facebook group) to communicate to interested parties up-to-date information about current and upcoming Clan activities such as the biannual clan gathering. In March 2019 the Clan made the jump to a new publication model that of the mobile-friendly eNewsletter (Clan O Nolan Email list), viewable on a myriad of electronic devices.
Despite my retirement as Nolan Clan newsletter editor, I want to reassure Nolan family researchers that I remain committed to researching early Nolan family history and archiving Nolan-related historical information, consistent with the Clan’s third goal, that is “to create and maintain, for current and future generations, an archive of historical and anecdotal information of interest to Nolans everywhere”.
To that end, since 2018, I have been focusing my attention on enhancing the archival and research capabilities of the website wanting to transform it into a world-class information repository (knowledge base).
This year has been a busy year for our clan culminating in a successful Gathering in Carlow of many Nolans from within Ireland and abroad. We would like to thank those who contributed to the Gathering’s success and look forward to many more of you joining us at our next Gathering in 2019.
On behalf of myself, as the new Chief of the Clan, and all of the Clan Committee Members, I would like to wish all Nolan’s, Nowlan’s etc throughout the world a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
Yours Catherina (Nolan) O’Brien Clan Chief
An update on plans for the 2019 Gathering will be provided in the next Clan Newsletter (March 2018)
For anyone interested in obtaining a copy of the first Nolan book I am happy to report that Print-On-Demand copies of the first Nolan Book entitled “O Nolan – the History of a People” by Art Kavavanagh and Fr John Nolan are available via Amazon.com. Just enter “”O Nolan – the History of a People” in the search field.
Nolan Clan Newsletter Editor
& NolanFamilies.org Webmaster
At the most recent Sports Emmy Awards ceremony (May 10, 2016), Katie Nolan won a sports Emmy Award in the Outstanding Social TV Experience category for her digital TV show entitled “Garbage Time with Katie Nolan” appearing on the Foxsports network (FS1/FoxSports.com ).
The following YouTube video clip shows Katie accepting her award: