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:
- Submit an online application and pay online using your credit card/debit card or your PayPal account.
- Download and print a membership application form and pay by check/cheque.
These options are available here: http://odeaclan.org/membership/