Frequently Asked Questions

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About the O'Dea Clan

Does the Clan have an O’Dea pattern/print, kilt or tartan?

The O’Dea Clan does not have anything like this. 

If you are interested in reading more about how the Irish dressed, please have a look at these two sites:

You may also be interested in reading http://www.lindaclifford.com/TartanListIrish.html which shows options for those wishing to dress similarly to other like-minded people. 

How do I find information about the O’Dea Castle?

You can find information about the O’Dea Castle here: O’Dea Castle

Who can be a Member of the O’Dea Clan?

Membership of an Irish Clan is something that an individual possesses as a right of his/her heritage.

All members of a clan carry the same surname and claim descent from the same common ancestor.  Clan membership however is not purely based on bloodlines as people often joined clans through marriage, adoption and fostering, and for political and territorial reasons.

Consequently, membership of an Irish Clan is frequently linked to an individual’s identify and is strongly associated with a shared common heritage and culture.

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

Where do I find a list of the O’Dea Clan Chieftains?

A list of the Clan Chieftains from 199o onwards is available here: Clan Chieftains

What is the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

O’Dea Clan members from throughout the world gathered at Dysert O’Dea in 1990 for the first time since the Flight of the Wild Geese in 1691.  Meeting in nearby Ennis, these Clan representatives formed the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association (as Gaélige: Cumann Chlann Díseart Ó Déaghaidh) to facilitate and encourage exchange between Clan members and to promote research into the history and genealogy of the O’Dea Clan.

How do I find information about the History of the O’Dea Clan?

You can find information about the history of the O’Dea Clan here: Clan History

Who can be a Member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association is open to all persons who bear the surname or maiden name O’Dea (including O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee), and their relations, and others wishing to promote the objects of the Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

How do I find information about the Battle of Dysert O’Dea?

You can find information about the Battle of Dysert O’Dea here: Battle of Dysert O’Dea

Where do I find the O’Dea Clan on Facebook?

The O’Dea Clan has a presence on Facebook with:

Where do I find the O’Dea Clan on Twitter?

The O’Dea Clan has a presence on Twitter at: Twitter

Where do I find the O’Dea Clan on YouTube?

The O’Dea Clan has a YouTube channel at: YouTube Channel

About the Clan Association

Does the Clan Association publish a newsletter?

  • The Dysert O’Dea Clan Association publishes a newsletter on a regular basis.
  • The newsletter is called O’Dea Clan Newsletter.
  • The newsletter is distributed to financial and honorary members of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association by email or post depending on the member’s preference.

Who can be a Member of the O’Dea Clan?

Membership of an Irish Clan is something that an individual possesses as a right of his/her heritage.

All members of a clan carry the same surname and claim descent from the same common ancestor.  Clan membership however is not purely based on bloodlines as people often joined clans through marriage, adoption and fostering, and for political and territorial reasons.

Consequently, membership of an Irish Clan is frequently linked to an individual’s identify and is strongly associated with a shared common heritage and culture.

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

Where do I find the Rules of the Clan Association?

The Dysert O’Dea Clan Association Constitution is available here: ODea Clan constitution

The Constitution for the Australian sub-group ca be found here: Australian Sub-Group – Constitution

What is the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

O’Dea Clan members from throughout the world gathered at Dysert O’Dea in 1990 for the first time since the Flight of the Wild Geese in 1691.  Meeting in nearby Ennis, these Clan representatives formed the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association (as Gaélige: Cumann Chlann Díseart Ó Déaghaidh) to facilitate and encourage exchange between Clan members and to promote research into the history and genealogy of the O’Dea Clan.

Who can be a Member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association is open to all persons who bear the surname or maiden name O’Dea (including O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee), and their relations, and others wishing to promote the objects of the Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Membership

Who can be a Member of the O’Dea Clan?

Membership of an Irish Clan is something that an individual possesses as a right of his/her heritage.

All members of a clan carry the same surname and claim descent from the same common ancestor.  Clan membership however is not purely based on bloodlines as people often joined clans through marriage, adoption and fostering, and for political and territorial reasons.

Consequently, membership of an Irish Clan is frequently linked to an individual’s identify and is strongly associated with a shared common heritage and culture.

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

What is the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

O’Dea Clan members from throughout the world gathered at Dysert O’Dea in 1990 for the first time since the Flight of the Wild Geese in 1691.  Meeting in nearby Ennis, these Clan representatives formed the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association (as Gaélige: Cumann Chlann Díseart Ó Déaghaidh) to facilitate and encourage exchange between Clan members and to promote research into the history and genealogy of the O’Dea Clan.

Who can be a Member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association?

If your name is O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, or if you are descended from an O’Dea, O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee, then you are a member of Clan Uí Deághaidh.

Membership of the O’Dea Clan is not the same as being a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Becoming a registered user of this web site doers not constitute membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association.

Membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association is open to all persons who bear the surname or maiden name O’Dea (including O’Day, O’Dee, Dea, Day or Dee), and their relations, and others wishing to promote the objects of the Association.

In order to become a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you must apply for membership and pay the appropriate membership subscription. 

There are two ways you can apply for membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

What are the benefits of membership?

  1. Access to Clan members throughout the world for exchanging information about the history and genealogy, ancient and modern, of the O’Dea Clan.
  2. Regular issues of the Clan Newsletter which will be sent to you by post or email.
  3. As a member you will receive a discount on registration fees for attendance at Clan Gatherings in Ireland.
  4. Each member has the right to vote at Clan Gatherings including voting for the Taoiseach (Clan Chieftain).
  5. Members are entitled to visit the O’Dea Castle at Dysert free of charge.
  6. Members have access to the full range of Web site facilities including Private Forums for members-only discussions.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

How much does membership cost?

Current Subscription Rates

  • There are two types of membership: Individual and Family/Household memberships.
    • The membership fee is currently the same for both Individual and Family memberships.
    • The membership fee is the same for New memberships and Renewals.
  • Members can elect to receive the Clan Newsletter by Email or Post.  The membership fee is currently the same in each case.
  • Current Subscription Rates: Individual = €30, Family= €30

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

What is the membership period?

  • The membership period for the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association is from one Clan Gathering to the next.
  • Clan Gatherings are normally held every 3 years.
  • For practical reasons, the membership period begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June, 3 years later.
  • The last Clan Gathering was held in Ennis, Co. Clare in July 2014.
  • Under normal circumstances, the end of the current membership period would be 30 June 2017.
  • However, at the Clan Gathering in July 2014, the Clan decided that the next Clan Gathering would be held in 2018 in order to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea.
  • The current membership period is therefore 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018.
  • If you join today, your membership term will be from today to 30 June 2018.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

When does my membership expire?

  • Your membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association expires on 30 June in the year of the next Clan Gathering.
  • Clan Gatherings are normally held every 3 years.
  • For practical reasons, the membership period begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June, 3 years later.
  • The last Clan Gathering was held in Ennis, Co. Clare in July 2014.
  • Under normal circumstances, the end of the current membership period would be 30 June 2017.
  • However, at the Clan Gathering in July 2014, the Clan decided that the next Clan Gathering would be held in 208 in order to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea.
  • The current membership period is therefore 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018.
  • If you join today, your membership term will be from today to 30 June 2018.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

If I join part way through the membership term, do I have to pay the full amount?

Yes.  If you join the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association part way through the membership term, you need to pay the full subscription.

If you join during a membership term, the effective start date for your membership will be back-dated to the 1st of July of the year in which the last Clan Gathering was held.  However, if you join in the last 6 months of the membership term, the effective start date will be forward-dated to the 1st of July of that year.

  • The membership period for the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association is from one Clan Gathering to the next.
  • Clan Gatherings are normally held every 3 years.
  • For practical reasons, the membership period begins on 1 July and ends on 30 June, 3 years later.
  • The last Clan Gathering was held in Ennis, Co. Clare in July 2014.
  • Under normal circumstances, the end of the current membership period would be 30 June 2017.
  • However, at the Clan Gathering in July 2014, the Clan decided that the next Clan Gathering would be held in 2018 in order to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea.
  • The current membership period is therefore 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2018.
  • If you join today, your membership term will be from today to 30 June 2018.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

How do I apply for membership?

There are two ways you can apply for your membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Do I need to login to the web site to apply for membership?

No.  There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to submit a membership application or renewal.

There are two ways you can pay for your membership application/renewal:

  1. Pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Pay by check/cheque.

In either case, there is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Now that I’ve applied for membership, will I be given a membership card?

No.  The Clan Association does not issue membership cards.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

How do I renew my membership?

There are two ways you can renew your membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Do I need to login to the web site to renew my membership?

No.  There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to submit a membership application or renewal.

There are two ways you can pay for your membership application/renewal:

  1. Pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Pay by check/cheque.

In either case, there is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Now that I’ve renewed my membership, will I be given a membership card?

No.  The Clan Association does not issue membership cards.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Can I pay for my membership using my credit card/debit card?

Yes.  You can pay for your new membership or your membership renewal using your credit card or your debit card.

There are two ways you can apply for/renew your membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Can I pay for my membership by check/cheque?

Yes.  You can pay for your new membership or your membership renewal by check/cheque.

There are two ways you can apply for/renew your membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association:

  1. Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.

These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Can I pay my membership subscription using electronic funds transfer (EFT)?

The Clan Association does not favour the use of Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for paying membership subscriptions.

Experience shows that there are 3 drawbacks with the EFT approach:

  1. It’s not user-friendly.
  2. It’s easy for errors to occur.
  3. It’s extremely difficult to obtain an accurate record of who has made a payment and what the payment is for.

Not User Friendly

It’s not user-friendly because you first have to access the Clan Association’s web site to submit your application and take a note of how much is owing.  You then switch across to your bank’s Internet banking web site and login to your Internet banking service.  You enter the payment details including the amount previously noted – hopefully you enter the amount owing without making a transcription error.  You enter your name in the very limited space that is available (if you have a very short name, no problem but if you have a longer name, you will have to abbreviate).  You also enter the reason for the payment.  You have a very limited amount of space for this so you will need to get creative when you try and explain what the payment is for.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, you only enter the data once because your order and your payment are handled together.

Error Prone

It’s easy for errors to occur because you have to make sure that you enter the Clan Association’s BSB number and bank account number correctly.  You might enter the account number incorrectly but that number may represent a valid bank account.  In this case, the money is transferred into the wrong bank account.  This causes problems where you insist you have paid but the Clan Association insists it never got the money.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, the payment is sent to the Clan Association’s PayPal account automatically and you do not have to enter any account identifiers.

Difficult to Work Out Who has Paid for What

When you use your Internet banking service, there is limited space available for you to enter your name.  There is also a limited amount of space for you to enter the reason for the payment.

When the Clan Association gets the bank statement, we then have to try and decipher the shorthand entries on the statement so that the payments can be properly accounted for.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, the Clan Association receives an email with the full details of your payment including your name, your address, your email address, the amount of the payment and the reason for the payment.  You also receive an email with this same information.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Can I pay for my membership using my credit/debit card over the phone?

Unfortunately not.

We can ONLY accept Credit Card and Debit Card payments online via this web site.

We CANNOT accept Credit Card and Debit Card payments by phone, by email, by post or in person.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Are there any other payment options for paying my membership?

There are two ways you can pay for your membership application/renewal:

  1. Pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
  2. Pay by check/cheque.

If you need help with other payment options, please contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Will I receive a receipt for my membership payment?

The Dysert O’Dea Clan Association does not normally issue receipts for membership subscriptions.

If you need a receipt for tax purposes, please contact one of the Membership Registrars:

I’m not sure about my membership status – how do I find out?

If you aren’t sure whether or not you are a financial member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can check the status of your membership by contacting one of the Membership Registrars:

How do I update my contact details?

If you are a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you may need to make changes to your contact details:

  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Phone Number
  • Email Address

Please contact one of the Membership Registrars to tell us if there are any changes:

How do I update my communications preferences?

If you are a member of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you  can nominate your preferences for receiving communications from the Clan Association:

  1. Preferred means of receiving General Correspondence (correspondence other than the Clan Newsletter).
  2. Preferred means of receiving the Clan Newsletter.

In each case, you can nominate whether you wish to receive that type of communication by:

  1. Email.
  2. Post.

You can nominate your preferences using this form: Communication Preferences

You can change your preferences at any time.

If you have any questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, you can contact one of the Membership Registrars:

I’ve read all the FAQs about membership but I have further questions

If you have any further questions about membership of the Dysert O’Dea Clan Association, please contact one of the Membership Registrars:

Online Payments

How are Online Payments handled?

We use the payment services provided by PayPal to handle online payments.

PayPal has been chosen because it best meets our key requirements which are:

  1. High level of security.
  2. Cost-effective way of handling a small volume of transactions.
  3. Inexpensive way of handling small amounts.
  4. Provides the customer with a choice of payment methods (PayPal account, funds transfer from linked bank account, credit card, debit card).
  5. Enables the Clan Association to accept credit card and debit card payments without the need to become a credit card merchant thus avoiding the costs that this entails.
  6. Easy to integrate with our own web site to make it easier for the user.
  7. Simple to use.
  8. Ability to handle multiple currencies.

What payment options are available with PayPal?

PayPal offers you 4 payment choices:

  1. Payment from your PayPal account.
  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.
  3. Credit Card.
  4. Debit Card.

Payment from your PayPal Account

In this case, you need to have a PayPal account.  If you already have a PayPal account, you can submit your payment simply by entering your PayPal account name (email address) and PayPal password when prompted to do so.  If you wish to open a PayPal account, you can do so free of charge here: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/get-started

EFT from your Bank Account

In this case, you need to have a PayPal account and you need to link your bank account to your PayPal account.

Credit Card Payment

In this case, you don’t need to have a PayPal account and you can submit your payment using your credit card.  When you submit your payment, PayPal will invite you to open a PayPal account but this is optional.

Debit Card Payment

In this case, you don’t need to have a PayPal account and you can submit your payment using your debit card.  When you submit your payment, PayPal will invite you to open a PayPal account but this is optional.

Are there any extra costs for members who wish to use this service?

If there is no currency exchange involved with your payment, e.g. the item you are purchasing is priced in US dollars and you are paying in US dollars, there is no extra cost to you, the purchaser, for using PayPal (even if you choose to pay by credit card).

However, if your payment involves a foreign currency, e.g. the item you are purchasing is priced in Euro and you are paying in US dollars, then you will be charged a foreign currency fee by PayPal.

You have the option of creating your own personal PayPal account.

You need to do this if you wish to:

  • Use your PayPal account as your source of funds.
  • Use your bank account as your source of funds.

You can choose not to do so if you wish to:

  • Pay using your credit card.
  • Pay using your debit card.

If you do decide to create your own PayPal account, there are no establishment fees or annual or monthly fees or any other fees.

Please note that although there no fees charged by PayPal, your bank or credit card provider may charge you a fee.

Is there any cost to the Clan Association in using this service?

There is no cost to the Clan Association for the establishment of the Clan Association’s PayPal merchant account and there are no annual or monthly fees.

However, the Clan Association does have to pay a small transaction fee for each PayPal transaction.  This is similar to the merchant fee that would apply for any credit card transaction.

How is this different from the Clan Association operating as a credit card merchant?

If the Clan Association was to become a credit card merchant, there would be many other fees in addition to a transaction fee for each transaction such as establishment fees, joining fees, annual administration fees, monthly access fees, minimum merchant service fees, credit card authorisation fees.

On the other hand, as a PayPal merchant, the Clan Association only has to pay a small transaction fee for each PayPal transaction.  This is similar to the merchant fee that would apply for any credit card transaction.

How is this different from electronic funds transfer (EFT)?

Experience shows that there are 3 drawbacks with the EFT approach:

  1. It’s not user-friendly.
  2. It’s easy for errors to occur.
  3. It’s extremely difficult to obtain an accurate record of who has made a payment and what the payment is for.

Not User Friendly

It’s not user-friendly because you first have to access the Clan Association’s web site to submit your application and take a note of how much is owing.  You then switch across to your bank’s Internet banking web site and login to your Internet banking service.  You enter the payment details including the amount previously noted – hopefully you enter the amount owing without making a transcription error.  You enter your name in the very limited space that is available (if you have a very short name, no problem but if you have a longer name, you will have to abbreviate).  You also enter the reason for the payment.  You have a very limited amount of space for this so you will need to get creative when you try and explain what the payment is for.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, you only enter the data once because your order and your payment are handled together.

Error Prone

It’s easy for errors to occur because you have to make sure that you enter the Clan Association’s BSB number and bank account number correctly.  You might enter the account number incorrectly but that number may represent a valid bank account.  In this case, the money is transferred into the wrong bank account.  This causes problems where you insist you have paid but the Clan Association insists it never got the money.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, the payment is sent to the Clan Association’s PayPal account automatically and you do not have to enter any account identifiers.

Difficult to Work Out Who has Paid for What

When you use your Internet banking service, there is limited space available for you to enter your name.  There is also a limited amount of space for you to enter the reason for the payment.

When the Clan Association gets the bank statement, we then have to try and decipher the shorthand entries on the statement so that the payments can be properly accounted for.

However, when the payment is handled via PayPal, the Clan Association receives an email with the full details of your payment including your name, your address, your email address, the amount of the payment and the reason for the payment.  You also receive an email with this same information.

Are there any alternatives to PayPal?

Yes, there a number of other ways of handling online payments but none of these are suitable for our needs which are:

  1. High level of security.
  2. Cost-effective way of handling a small volume of transactions.
  3. Inexpensive way of handling small amounts.
  4. Provides the customer with a choice of payment methods (PayPal account, funds transfer from linked bank account, credit card, debit card).
  5. Enables the Society to accept credit card and debit card payments without the need to become a credit card merchant thus avoiding the costs that this entails.
  6. Easy to integrate with our own web site to make it easier for the user.
  7. Simple to use.
  8. Ability to handle multiple currencies.

NOTE: Online payments are processed by PayPal.  PayPal offers you 4 payment choices:

  1. Payment from your PayPal account.
  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.
  3. Credit Card.
  4. Debit Card.

Can I make an Online Payment using my credit card/debit card?

Yes.  You can make an online payment using your credit card or your debit card.

We use the payment services provided by PayPal to handle online payments.

PayPal offers you 4 payment choices:

  1. Payment from your PayPal account.
  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.
  3. Credit Card.
  4. Debit Card.

If you choose to use your credit card or your debit card, you don’t need to have a PayPal account and you can submit your payment using your credit card/debit card.  When you submit your payment, PayPal will invite you to open a PayPal account but this is optional.

Can I make an Online Payment using my PayPal account?

Yes.  You can make an online payment using your PayPal account.

We use the payment services provided by PayPal to handle online payments.

PayPal offers you 4 payment choices:

  1. Payment from your PayPal account.
  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.
  3. Credit Card.
  4. Debit Card.

If you choose to use your PayPal account as your source of funds, you will need to have a PayPal account.  If you already have a PayPal account, you can submit your payment simply by entering your PayPal account name (email address) and PayPal password when prompted to do so.  If you wish to open a PayPal account, you can do so free of charge here: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/get-started

Can I make an Online Payment from my bank account?

Yes.  You can make an online payment using funds in your bank account.

We use the payment services provided by PayPal to handle online payments.

PayPal offers you 4 payment choices:

  1. Payment from your PayPal account.
  2. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) from your bank account.
  3. Credit Card.
  4. Debit Card.

If you choose to use your bank account as your source of funds, you will you need to have a PayPal account and you will need to link your bank account to your PayPal account.

Do I have to enter my mobile phone number when I make an online payment?

No.  There is no need to supply a mobile phone number when you make an online payment.  However, if you wish to pay using a credit card or debit card, there is a need to supply a phone number which could be a mobile number, a home number or a work number.

A phone number is only required if you have chosen the option “Pay with a credit or debit card”.  In this case, you have to provide your contact details including full name, billing address, a phone number and an email address.  This is common practice for any credit card or debit card payment over the web.  The reason given by PayPal for requiring a phone number is “We’ll use this to contact you in case there’s a problem with your account or purchase.”
 
On the other hand, if you choose the option “Pay with my PayPal account”, you can simply login to your PayPal account to complete the payment.  In this case, you will be able to choose your funding source which could be your PayPal account, your linked bank account, your credit card or your debit card.

Sending money over the Internet sounds like a giant leap into 21st century technology wizardry?

Not really.  It’s more of a small step into the 20th century.  Although the use of online payments may be seen as a radical, new-fangled idea we need to consider this from an historical perspective:

  1. The World Wide Web has been with us for 25+ years.  Sir Timothy John “Tim” Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS, a British engineer and computer scientist and MIT professor is credited with inventing the World Wide Web, making the first proposal for it in March 1989.
  2. Electronic commerce over the Web (including online payments) has been around for over 20 years, the most famous example being amazon.com which has been in business since 1994.
  3. Online auctions have been around for 20+ years, the most famous example being eBay which was founded in 1995.
  4. PayPal has been in business since 1998.  As of 2014, PayPal operates in 203 markets and has 152 million active, registered accounts.  PayPal allows customers to send, receive, and hold funds in 26 currencies worldwide.

What is PayPal?

PayPal is a secure electronic payments service that makes it easy to transfer funds using the Internet.

What can I do with PayPal?

If you are a buyer, you can:

  1. Send money to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number.
  2. Buy items on eBay and at millions of sites that accept PayPal.
  3. Shop without sharing your financial information.
  4. Select from a list of currencies when making a payment.

If you are a seller, you can:

  1. Accept payments from Credit Cards, Debit Cards and Bank Accounts.
  2. Accept Credit Cards and Debit Cards without the need to become a credit card merchant.
  3. Integrate your web site with PayPal to provide a seamless experience for the user.
  4. Allow the buyer to select from a list of currencies when making a payment but have the payment credited to your account in a currency of your choice, e.g. Euro, US dollars, Australian dollars.

Do I need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal?

If you are using your credit card or debit card you don’t need to have a PayPal account to use PayPal.

If you wish to pay by transferring funds from your PayPal account or your bank account, you will need to open a PayPal account.

How do I open a PayPal account?

To open a PayPal account you simply register with PayPal using your preferred email address — your email address is your PayPal account name: https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/mpp/get-started

You will be asked to supply your name and address details and you will need to confirm your identity with PayPal.

How do I send money to another person using PayPal?

  • You can send money to anyone who has an email address or mobile phone.
  • You can do so using your computer by logging on to your PayPal account and selecting the Send Money option or by logging on to your PayPal account using your mobile phone.
  • You simply enter the recipient’s email address or mobile phone number, the amount, the currency you wish to use and press Submit.
  • After you send money, the recipient receives an email notification of your payment.
  • After clicking on the link included in the email, the recipient can log in to PayPal or sign up for a new account, and the money will immediately appear in his/her account balance.

How do I receive money using PayPal?

  • Payments are sent to you using your email address or mobile phone number.
  • When a payment is sent to you, you will receive an email notification saying you received a payment.
  • If you have a PayPal account, log in to your account to view the details of your payment.
  • If you don’t have a PayPal account, you can quickly sign up for one and confirm your email address to receive the payment.
  • As soon as you receive the payment, it goes into your PayPal balance.
  • When you have a PayPal balance, you can either use those funds to send a payment or you can withdraw the funds.

Someone owes me money – can I use PayPal to ask for payment?

Yes.  You can request a payment from anyone with an email address, even if they do not have a PayPal account.

You can do this by going to the PayPal web site and selecting “Request Money”.  You simply enter the recipient’s email address, the amount, the currency you wish to use and details of the request.

After you submit the request, the recipient will receive an email with instructions on how to pay you using PayPal.

How can I use my money once I have funds in my PayPal account?

Once you have funds in your PayPal account you can:

  1. Use the funds to send money to anyone with an email address or mobile phone number.
  2. Use the funds to pay for goods or services supplied by anyone who accepts PayPal.
  3. Transfer some or all of the funds to your linked bank account.

Is it safe to use PayPal?

Yes.  The PayPal site is highly secure.  They use industry-leading technology (such as SSL) to keep your information safe.

PayPal automatically encrypts your confidential information in transit from your computer to theirs using the Secure Sockets Layer protocol (SSL) with an encryption key length of 128-bits (the highest level commercially available).  Before you even register or log in to the PayPal site, their server checks that you’re using an approved browser – one that uses SSL 3.0 or higher.

Once your information reaches the PayPal site, it resides on a server that is heavily guarded both physically and electronically.  PayPal servers sit behind an electronic firewall and are not directly connected to the internet, so your private information is available only to authorised computers.

What Makes the PayPal Service So Secure?

  • Technology
    Their state-of-the-art fraud models and proprietary fraud engine work together to help stop fraudulent transactions before they happen.  In addition, PayPal stays at the forefront of security, developing many anti-fraud technologies every year.
  • Experience
    With PayPal, you’ve got the industry’s most experienced fraud team on your side.  PayPal processes billions of dollars in payments each year, allowing us to continually perfect our anti-fraud protections.  As a result, PayPal’s loss rate is significantly lower than the industry average.  We also work with federal law enforcement to catch criminals.
  • Privacy
    PayPal is committed to protecting the privacy of our users.  When you send or request money using PayPal, recipients never see your bank account numbers or credit card numbers.  They only see your email address, date of sign-up, and whether or not you have completed PayPal’s Verification process.

I’ve read all the FAQs about Online Payments but I have further questions

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Clan Gatherings in Ireland

When is the next Clan Gathering in Ireland?

The next Clan Gathering in Ireland is planned for May 2018 in commemoration of the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Dysert O’Dea.

The last Clan Gathering was held in Ennis, Co. Clare in July 2014.  You can read all about it here: Clan Gathering – Ireland 2014

Clan Reunions in Australia

When is the next Clan Reunion in Australia?

The next Clan Reunion in Australia will be held in Adelaide, South Australia in April 2017.  You can read all about it here: Clan Reunion – Australia – 2017

Clan Reunions in USA

When is the next Clan Reunion in the USA?

The next Clan Reunion in the USA is planned for July/August 2016.  You can find out more about it here: Clan Reunion – USA – 2016

The last Clan Reunion in the USA was held in Madison, Wisconsin in July 2006.  You can read all about it here: Clan Reunion – USA – 2006

How Do I…?

How do I change my password?

Once you are logged in to the web site, you can change your password by:

  1. Clicking on the User Profile menu item at the top of the page on the right hand side.
  2. Selecting the Change Password option.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://odeaclan.org/user-profile/?a=pwdchange

If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by:

  1. Clicking on the Login menu item at the top of the page on the right hand side.
  2. Selecting the Click here to reset option.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://odeaclan.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

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I’ve forgotten my password – how do I reset it?

If you’ve forgotten your password, you can reset it by:

  1. Clicking on the Login menu item at the top of the page on the right hand side.
  2. Selecting the Click here to reset option.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://odeaclan.org/wp-login.php?action=lostpassword

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How do I change my email address?

You can update your user profile, including your email address by:

  1. Clicking on the User Profile menu item at the top of the page on the right hand side.
  2. Selecting the Edit My Information option.

Alternatively, you can click on this link: http://odeaclan.org/user-profile/?a=edit

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When Do I…?

When do I need to login to this web site?

You only need to login to this web site with your web site username and password when you need to:

  1. Access a members-only section of the site.
  2. Post a comment about an item on the site.
  3. Publish a new item on the site, e.g. an Advertisement.
  4. Upload a photo in the Photo Gallery.

There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to submit a membership application or renewal.

There is no need to login to the web site with your web site username and password to make a booking.

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When do I need to logout from this web site?

  • If you have logged in to this web site with your web site username and  password, you do not have to logout from the site.
  • If you do wish to logout, you can do so by clicking on the Logout menu item at the top of the page on the right hand side.
  • If you wish, you can simply close your browser window.
  • When you close your browser window, your session will be terminated and you will need to login again with your web site username and  password.
  • However, if you selected the Remember Me option when you logged in, the system will resume your session and you will not have to login again with with your web site username and  password.

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