A little about what we do and who we are
We set up Clan booths at countless Games and Festivals across North America each year.
We encourage the promotion of Scottish and Celtic heritage through our scholarship program, which rewards youth each year for their hard work and effort.
Cole, Coyle, Coul(l), Dole, Dougal(l), Dowdle, Dowal(l), Dowel(l), Dowler, Dowling, Doyle, Dugal, Dugle, Duval(l), Duwal(l), Kyle, MacDewel(l), MacDill, MacDole, MacDool, Macdowal, McDowel(l), MacDowel, MacDowgal(l), McDowile, McDoual(l), M’Doual(l), MacDool, McDoll, Macdougal(l) (original ancient name), Mcdougal(l), MacDouyl, M’Douwille, Macduel, Mactheuel, McCoul, McDuhile, MacDull, Macduoel, MacDuyl, Mcduwel(l), Makdougal(l), M’Gowal(l), O’Dowil(l), Howell, MacHowell, McHowell, Wall, Wahl, and many more.
We are currently working away at updating our records to provide a greater picture of our history, not only in Scotland, but in North America as well.
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What we represent
Originally established in 1965, The Clan MacDougall Society of North America has been in operation for the past 50 years! We aim to ensure that people have a resource when it comes to finding out more about their heritage.
Where we were founded
Home to the chief of Clan MacDowall
Our ancestral home
We are a global family
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Our Elected Officers
These volunteers spend countless hours making sure the Society runs smoothly
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A Canadian site devoted to MacDougalls and MacDowalls
Thomas Ashby McCown firstname.lastname@example.org In our mother tongue, fàilte oirbh gu Làrach-lìn Chomann Chlann MhicDhùghaill Ameireaca a Tuath. ‘S e rùn an làraich-lìn seo beagan dualchas nan Dùghallach a shealltainn dhuibh. Tha mi an dòchas gun còrd i ribh. On behalf of the members of the Clan MacDougall Society of North America, I would like[…]
As part of our efforts to bring more useful and valuable information to members of the Society and the public at large, we are updating our web site to provide more information about Scottish Games and related activities across North America. This is the place to check for the latest information on where to find[…]
In a little over three months, Clan MacDougall Society will mark the 50th anniversary of our founding. Everyone is invited, in face urged, to attend the festivities July 10 through 12 at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games (GMHG) in Linville, North Carolina in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. You’ll be joining other[…]
Dunollie tower with the Standard’s first flight at the International Gathering in 2009. Dunollie Castle is at the center of Lorn and its adjacent islands, the area in which MacDougalls and their associated families find their historical and cultural roots. The Castle, a symbol of our Clan heritage, holds a commanding position overlooking the Sound[…]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Clan MacDougall Society of North America. To celebrate this milestone, the Society is planning a variety of events that will culminate in a celebration at this summer’s Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. Over the coming months, we will be posting regular updates so you can plan to participate.[…]
The latest news from the staff of Dunollie and the 1745 House: “It’s all go with renovations at Dunollie. We’re developing at high speed with our new scullery complete and work on going on the Loom Room and the Old Drapers Shop. The shop is due to open on Sunday (so long as everything arrives[…]
After several months of planning, my father and I finally arrived in Oban for the first leg of our “Spring of 2013 Two-week, Three-Town-Tour of Scotland.” The objective of the first leg of our trip was to connect with Clan Chief Madam Morag MacDougall of MacDougall and learn a bit about one of our clan’s[…]
Welcome to the updated web page for the Clan MacDougall Society of North America. We have been working on a refresh of the site for some time, and it is finally ready to be unveiled. As with all web site refreshes, we expect there will be a few hiccups during the transition, so please bear[…]
UPDATE: The 2014 AGM might be podcast from Grandfather Mountain in July. Watch for details! As announced in the year-end issue of The Tartan, our AGM location will begin to rotate between the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, NC, and sites elsewhere in the country. The Board of Directors hopes that by rotating AGM[…]
The MacDowalls By Fergus D. H. Macdowall Editor-in-Chief, William L. MacDougall Editor, Scott A. MacDougald Associate Editor, Suzanne O. McDougal Production Editor, and eight talented Contributing Writers. The MacDowalls became available in June 2009. The book traces glories, tragedies, and accomplishments of the MacDowall kindred from their beginnings in Scotland and Ireland to their emigrations[…]