President’s Page

Scott MacDougald president@macdougall.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 to[…]

A New Look!

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[…]

MacDougall and MacDowall Books and DVDs

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[…]

Clan Names

CLAN NAMES AND FAMILIES   Clan Names and Families Associated With Clan MacDougall of Argyll and Clan MacDowall of Galloway Welcome to the location of “The Clan Names and Families Associated with Clan MacDougall of Argyll and Clan MacDowall of Galloway”. We are presently constructing our presentation about the proud names who share our clan[…]

Update

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[…]

Brief History

MacDougalls of Lorn Mac means “son of” while the term “clan” comes from the Gaelic word for children. Thus, Clan MacDougall signifies the children of the son(s) of Dougall. Dougal or Dugall or Dougall derived from the Gaelic word Dubh meaning Black or Dark, the Gaelic word Gall meaning Stranger or Foreigner.  Hence Dougal would[…]