We welcome new members from around the world.
If your surname by birth, marriage or descent is Doyle or O’Doyle, you may claim O DubhGhaill/Doyle kinship;
then you and your family are entitled to be Supporters, or
Members, of the Clann O DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle.
The purpose of the Clan is to give an opportunity to all
those Doyles overseas and in Ireland to come together and share
their culture, genealogy, and experiences in the homeland of
their Doyle ancestors.
Membership of Clann O DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle is by family. A
husband or wife of a member, and all dependent children under
the age of 18, are automatically members and are entitled to
participate in all activities of the Clan.
You are cordially invited to join the Clann O DubhGhaill/Clan
Doyle (either as a Supporting Member, a Life Member, or as a
Sponsor), and please tell any of your relatives and friends who
you know that may share a similar interest. Anybody with Doyle,
O’Doyle, Dowell or McDowell ancestry, or with any interest in
the history of the Doyles is most welcome.
We would hope that at least one member from each Doyle
household will take up membership of their Clan.
As a member of the Clann O DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle, you will be
participating in the future of your Clan.
As you will no doubt understand, every Irish Clan is
dependent for survival on its Members and Supporters, and
subsists only on the income and generosity of its members and
sponsors. Without the continued enthusiastic backing of a good
many Doyles from all parts of the world, the Clann O DubhGhaill
will wither and die.
For all those Doyles around the world wanting to claim a
family connection with an active and prestigious Irish Clan
organisation, subscription renewals and membership growth are of
paramount importance. If you wish to be associated with an
important Irish Clan Heritage Centre devoted to the history of
the Doyle Clan; and if you wish to encourage the development of
excellence in such important cultural activities as Irish
Dancing, Irish singing, Irish Bagpipes, and Gaelic sports, then
your active and continuing support for the Clann O DubhGhaill is
crucial. (The Clann O DubhGhaill/Doyle just cannot undertake
all these most important activities without continuing support
from a large and active membership.)
Never forget, the more "glory" there is to the
Clan; then so it follows, the more "glory" there will
be to its Members and Supporters.
For Supporters, Members, and Patrons of the Clann an
interesting range of Clan O DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle memorabilia
& various accessories, all featuring the Clan Badge and/or
the Doyle Tartan, are also available through the Clan Gift Shop.
This range of Clann O DubhGhaill goods includes such diverse
items as ties for the gentlemen and scarves for the ladies, to
traditional Irish kilts for the gentlemen and pleated skirts
(short and long) for the ladies; all in the official Clann O
Also available is a range of Celtic heritage clothing items
to compliment the wearing of the Doyle Tartan. These include
such things as the Caubeen (a well known green
Celtic bonnet, the traditional ceremonial head wear of old
Ireland, which is worn with the Clan Badge); and a range of Celtic
kilt-jackets in Irish Tweed or dark green, to suit
semi-formal day-time occasions as well as formal evening wear
styles ... and much much more besides.
However, in order to ensure the exclusivity of these items, a
list of the full range of O DubhGhaill/Doyle goods available may
be obtained only by Supporting Members, Life
Members, and Patrons of the Clan.
Supporting Members are Doyle clansfolk whose
membership is from year to year, because they have subscribed
for only one year’s membership.
Life Members are Doyle clansfolk who have paid for a
lifetime membership subscription.
Full colour certificates in the traditional intricate Celtic
style are available to Supporting Members, Life Members, and
Patrons of the Clann O DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle. (No doubt it will
also be of considerable interest to Doyles to know that the
Certificates available for the three categories of Clan
membership are quite different in appearance.)
For Supporting Members the first year’s
subscription fee is £15 for
both Ireland & the U.K., and US$29 or Aust$38. This fee
covers administration, the cost of Registration and the first
year’s subscription. If you are paying by personal cheque from
outside Australia, please add an extra £9
or US$15 to cover bank charges (we would advise the use of
registered post when forwarding cash).
Supporters’ subscriptions are valid for one year.
Annual Subscription becomes due on 1st of January each year.
Subscribers to Clann O DubhGhaill / Clan Doyle will receive
- O DubhGhaill/Doyle Membership Certificate
- Latest publication of "The Irish Viking"
- Subsequent O DubhGhaill/Doyle Newsletters
For Life Members the subscription is £99
for both Ireland & the U.K., and US$197 or Aust$289. If you
are paying by personal cheque from outside Australia, please add
£9 or US$15 to cover bank
charges (we would advise the use of registered post when
(The difference in the cost of subscriptions is due to the
differing costs of postage, and the differing rates of currency
The Clan Officer who can record you in the Clann O DubhGhaill
Members Registry, and who will send you an Official Clann O
DubhGhaill/Clan Doyle Member’s (or Supporter’s) Certificate
The Clan Registrar, P.O. Box 173, Dromana Victoria 3936,
Please tell other Doyle’s about us!