Clann Association (USA)
ÓDochartaigh Clann Association
Active since the 1980s,
this association was formally re-constituted in the United States of American in 2006 to reactivate
the international association created in the 1980s by Pat Dougherty
The association's mandate
is to help connect the international community of Doherty clanfolk.
Membership is open to anyone,
anywhere named, or having interest in the name ÓDochartaigh
(Doherty)...and its approximately 150 variants.
Membership is by annual dues.
are Doherty-related genealogy, websites, newsletters, DNA research
and support for the international reunion in Ireland.
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links to subscribe to their newsletter and to apply for membership
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Mission and Objectives (2005)
The ÓDochartaigh Clann Association, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the
“Association”), has been formed to enrich the lives of those wishing
to learn more about their Irish heritage . The Association will initially focus
its efforts on the ancient clan Ó Dochartaigh and on the Inishowen Peninsula
of County Donegal,Ireland. In the future, as time and resources
permit, the Association will expand its efforts to include other clans,
starting with those closely linked to Clann ÓDochartaigh, and to other
geographical areas, starting with the remainder of County
Donegal and County
the Association will:
Collect, organize, maintain, archive and share genealogical
data on all individuals descending from ÓDochartaigh families by right
of birth, adoption or fosterage;
clan and Irish information
Collect and maintain a database of information related to Clann ÓDochartaigh,
Inishowen, Donegal and Ireland
in general, including a database of members and member information;
Maintain an Association website on which members can find and exchange
information about genealogy, Irish culture, Irish history and other
Publish an Association newsletter on at least a semi-annual basis;
Assist, where possible, in researching, discovering, restoring, protecting
and purchasing relics, archeological finds, ancient artifacts and
antiques that may relate to Clann ÓDochartaigh;
Compile, document and publish the history of Clann ÓDochartaigh;
Construct and maintain memorials for persons and sites connected to
Promote comradery amongst the members of Clann ÓDochartaigh by encouraging
social events, reunions and other gatherings on a local basis and
at least every five years on a worldwide scale in Ireland;
Promote tourism in Ireland
, especially in Inishowen and those areas of
Donegal and Derry that are closely linked
to Clann ÓDochartaigh, to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation
of our related clans and our Irish heritage.
by Jim Dougherty, 10/4/05
Subject to membership discussion and approval.