Mac MaolŠin

General Information

Your interest in our Clan is appreciated. Our website is designed as an informational hub, not intended to be interactive. Those of the surname who wish to join our Clan Association (application process below) can contact us using this email:


Those of the surname, wishing more details about the historic information we have posted, can contact us directly using the clan historian email address:


 Membership Criteria Clan Mac Maolain Leinster:


Membership application:

Clan Mac Maolain was originally registered with Finte na hÉireann (Clans of Ireland) as a surname clan.  Consequently our original membership was composed of Mullan/en/in and Mc’s of diverse origin and locations  throughout Ireland.

In 2022 the Clans of Ireland passed board resolutions to define registration by “Kindred Surname Groups”, defined as members consisting of a range of relatives based on culturally recognized connections linked to a common ancestor and genealogical relationship versus agnatic (ie, surname, territorial affiliation, paternal and maternal).

For this reason, research was re-submitted for approval to re-register Clan Mac Maolain as a Kindred group of Leinster, which from a surname perpective includes the variants of Mullan/en/in/s,  Malone, Moylan, Mellon, McMullan/en/in/s, and affilated Leinster septs  of Lohan and Traynor Meath.

Kinship terminology would define this group as members with connections to those of the surname and a native Irish family who is either now or was previously located in one of the Leinster counties of:  Meath; Westmeath; Longford; Louth; Dublin; Offaly; Kildare; Carlow, Loais, Kilkenny, Wicklow; and Wexford.

This cultural and genealogical affiliation would qualify them for approval as members of our specific Kindred association.

To join Clan Mac Maoláin, use the contact email that was provided above, and as a minimum identify for our clan registrar: where your Irish ancestors were originally located in Ireland, when they emigrated if that was the case, and where they are located today.

Review of an application for membership will be conducted by the McMullen Clan Council.

Applicants approved will be then added to our EMAIL membership list. Membership automatically includes a spouse and dependent family and requires listing their email addresses to receive clan material.

There are no fees for membership, and the main method of Clan communication is in the form of newsletters and group emails. These are produced when information thought to be of interest to a wider group of Mac Maolain members is circulated.

Occasionally the Clan may create events to generate income. The purchase of any Clan offered specific item is intended to help us generate small amounts of income needed to offset website and domain registration, clans of Ireland registration or clan event expenses.

The clan registrar "will delete" and block from the membership list, any person posting political or religious diatribe, and/or contentious comments considered by the registrar as incompatible with an objective of being:

1. a sanctioned member of “Finte na hEireann” (Clans of Ireland) which is based in the Republic of Ireland;

2. a descendant of “Native Irish families” formerly extant in either the Republic of or Northern Ireland; and

3. sincerely committed to a form of “posted comments” which celebrate our Irish ethnicity.