The first people who settled in Ireland were hunters, probably from Scotland, who arrived in Co. Antrim c. 7000 BC.
This is the first time in the history of the great O’Neill clan that every O’Neill has the opportunity to record their own O’Neill family in a census type book that will be held in a time capsule at the famous Tullaghoge hill in County Tyrone, the crowning place of the O’Neill chiefs.
If you hold the name O’Neill, Neal, Neel, Neil, or any of the various spelling of the name please feel free to join us in our search for our ancestors. On here you will find a bunch of enthusiastic people who help each other find the best way to family research. So please feel free to join, ask as many questions as you want ...
A week of events have been planned to mark the death of the great Hugh O’Neill, it will be held between the 18th and 26th of June in Counties Tyrone, South Derry and Armagh the very heart of O’Neill country. The event is titled Turas Fillte nagClann because this is a celebration of all Celtic clans from around the world.
Inspired by events put on that year by Cookstown council, the Stewartstown march and the soon to be opened Hill of O’Neill in Dugannon, a few O’Neill’s together in 2012 and decided the time was right to resurrect a fully functioning O’Neill clan, it went under the name O’Neills of Ulster / Ancient clan O’Neill of Tyrone. The small group in Ulster were quickly joined by O’Neill’s from North America, Australia, Canada and Britain.
In three years we evolved from a think tank to a fully functioning Clan with a strong hard working committee in Ulster and four branches in the USA. We have come of age in 2015, updated our constituent, changed our name to The Ancient Clan O’Neill, so that all O’Neills from around the world feel free to join us, we created a new crest to represent every O’Neill, Neel, Neil, Neal, Niel and the many variations of the of the name and hope you look on it with pride.
The Ancient Clan O'Neill are proud to announce that the official clan O'Neill t-shirt / jersey is now available to buy online from O'Neills international sports. This t-shirt is of the highest quality designed a produced by one of the leading sportswear companies in Ireland and Europe. We would like to thank Managing Director of the Strabane branch Kieran Kennedy and his team for all their support. Please click on link provided to purchase an O'Neill clan shirt and wear it with pride. Buy now as they are only on sale for a limited time