The Society Details
The purpose of The O'Donoghue Society is to promote a deeper understanding of the individual family histories of those that carry or have carried the O'Donoghue name, and its many variants. We extend our knowledge of the origins and history of the name itself through specific and general communication and research.
The O'Donoghue Society - our goals, culture and approach.
The society's patron is Geoffrey O'Donoghue of the Glens. He is one of only twenty Gaelic Chiefs of the Name who have the formal right to use their historic title. He is an active member of the Standing Council of the Irish Chiefs and Chieftains.
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My name is Rod O'Donoghue and I am the founder of the society. My Irish roots lie in County Kerry and I am a student of the history of the Irish, both within Ireland and across the world. In particular I have been researching for many years the place of the O'Donoghue name, and its many variants, in that history.
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The Organisation of the society
In order to get the most out of our mutual efforts the society is organised into a series of areas of responsibility - society management, web site content management, territorial and research resources centres of competence. Within each area are a number of roles, each of which needs attention to progress our members' interests.
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The society must ultimately be judged by its members and these are some of the comments that have been received.
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Cost of membership
The annual subscription is £18 (pounds sterling) per annum. The subscription has not changed since the formation of the society in 2000. Some members make an additional voluntary contribution to the cost of running the society which is much appreciated.
The preferred methods of payment are either by credit card or by pounds sterling cheque drawn on a bank in the UK. All credit card transactions from this site are conducted using a secure email service. Please note that transactions will appear under the name Histgen on your credit card statement.
You may pay for membership using this link.
Cheques drawn in US dollars ($31) or Australian dollars (A$50) on overseas banks will also be accepted.
Instructions for members paying by cheque: Register as a guest and send your cheque, drawn payable to The O'Donoghue Society, to Rod O'Donoghue, 30 Canonbury Park South, London N1 2FN. On receipt you will be upgraded to member status.
30 days is the allowed period for renewal before a password is automatically withdrawn.