FAQs

Read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the The Great Irish Clan Gathering:

What is The Great Irish Clan Gathering?

Why should I join?

How much does it cost?

How do I get my Membership Certificate?

Can I add my family members to my Irish Clan?

How can I connect with other clan members?

Who operates The Great Irish Clan Gathering?

What happens when I submit my email address?

 

What is The Great Irish Clan Gathering?

The Great Irish Clan Gathering is an online movement aimed at connecting people of Irish heritage on a global scale.

The purpose is to reach out and to connect the Irish diaspora in a meaningful yet easily accessible manner. It is by understanding our past that we can look to the future with hope and a confidence that comes from those who know who they are and from where they came.

Remember, it is your birth-right to be part of your clan so there are no fees involved in joining your clan at The Great Irish Clan Gathering and there never will be.

You can join your Irish clan via Facebook or by submitting your details on this website – more than 70,000 people have already connected!




Why should I join?



How much does it cost?

Membership of your Irish Clan is and ALWAYS will be free.

In Ancient Ireland, when you were born you automatically became part of your family clan. As it was then, so it now is once again…being part of a clan is your birth-right, your heritage.

Having an Irish family name or having one within your family tree is the only approval you need in order to be regarded as a member of your clan at The Great Irish Clan Gathering – absolutely no lengthy document submissions or red-tape administration required.

 


How do I get my Membership Certificate?

You can receive your Irish Clan Membership Certificate in two ways:

 

Can I add my family members to my Irish Clan?

Absolutely!


How can I connect with other clan members?

Already there are individual clan websites (view full list here) which have a whole range of features, articles and open guest-books where you can ask questions, leave comments and interact with fellow clan members.

With over 450+ clans registered we are working towards helping all clan groups have their own individual websites and in the meantime, Facebook pages have been produced to provide a platform for people to interact and connect on.



Who operates The Great Irish Clan Gathering?

The Great Irish Clan Gathering is operated by the Irish Clans Network which is the umbrella organisation for clan groups in Ireland.

Irish Clans Network has been initiated by Irish clan groups who have seen the need to establish a progressive, technology-led approach to the promotion of Irish clan heritage on a worldwide scale.
 

What happens when I submit my email address?

Your email address is safely stored on our secure servers and you then receive a high-resolution Irish Clan Membership Certificate via email.

We do not share our email database with anyone. You may from time to time receive a newsletter communication from your Irish Clan with the latest news, features and announcements regarding your clan.