Nolan Clan

The modern-day Nolan Clan (aka Clan O Nolan) was first 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 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 Nolan Clan (aka Clan O Nolan) is a voluntary not-for-profit family organisation (first registered as Clann O Nuallain 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 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 Nolan Clan you are invited to apply for membership in the Clan.

Modern-day Nolan descendants may also want to consider subscribing to the main Clan O Nolan Newsletter. This will ensure that you receive all the latest Clan newsletters relating to upcoming activities i.e. gatherings/general meetings, etc. For those interested in social media interaction the Clan also invites you to join the Clan O Nolan Facebook group which has been in operation since 2016.



Tim Nolan
Oak Villa
Cornwall T2166HJ
United Kingdom
Email Tanaiste




David Nowlan, 
32 Hillsbrook Ave,
Dublin Ireland 
Email Secretary


Pa Nolan
Mopoon Villa,
Sydenham Road,
Dundrum, Dublin 14
Republic of Ireland
TEL: +353 (87) 2438047
Email Treasurer


position currently vacant
(Chris Nolan, on an interim basis)
Link to Past Newsletters


Christopher Nolan,
67 Commons Road,
Clermont, New York 12526,
United States of America<
Tel: +1 (518) 755-5089
Email Moderator
Link to Facebook Group

and Archivist

Roger Nowlan,
222 Ave. De La Colline,
Gatineau, QC      J9J 1T8
Tel: +1(819)684-2535
Email Webmaster

Appointments to the Executive Committee of the Nolan Clan family organization, including those of Chief and Tanaiste (chief-in-waiting) are made or re-affirmed during a General Meeting held during the course of each Clan Gathering (held bi-annually).

facilitating research into the history and origins of the global Nolan diaspora