The modern-day O’Nolan Clan was established in 1995-1996 when a few Nolan descendants in Ireland, sharing a common interest in ancestral history and seeking to re-establish bonds of kinship and friendship with the rest of the world, banded together and established the O’Nolan Clan family organization. These early pioneers of the Clan were mostly from County Carlow, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of many Nolan families and were intrumental in organizing and supporting the publication in 2000 of a seminal book on Nolan family history entitled “O’Nolan – the History of a People”.
Now the clan membership has become more global, extending to other counties within Ireland and to several countries around the world. Also, with the addition of a Blogging capabiliy to the website, clan members can now more easily share, discuss and refine information of interest to all Nolans. The Clan also continues to organize Clan Gatherings every second year and to publish its Clan Newsletter at least once a year.
The O’Nolan Clan is a voluntary not-for-profit family organisation (registered with the Clans of Ireland in 1996) based in Ireland and relies entirely upon its membership for fund-raising, building up its information base (e.g. this website), organizing clan activities and recruiting new members.
With a primary focus on fellowship and the promotion of Nolan family heritage, the O’Nolan Clan should appeal to anyone around the world bearing the family name Ó Nualláin, O’Nolan, Nolan, Nolen, Nolin, Noland, Nowland, Nowlan, Nowlin, Knollin, Knowlan, Knowland or a variant of any of the preceding family names.
If interested in joining the O’Nolan Clan you are invited to apply for Membership.