Welcome to The O’Donoghue Society

The society welcomes everyone of the name, however spelt, who is interested in the history and genealogy of our families. Our membership comes from all over the world.

The surname has changed in many ways from the Gaelic Irish Ó Donnchadha or Ó Donnchú, and there are a number of different ancestral lineages who have assumed the name Ó Donnchadha in one of its forms. We aim to enhance our knowledge of the name and help people make connections, both by locating relatives and discovering more about their historical origins.

The name today takes many varied forms: from O’Donoghue to O’Donoughue, from Donahue to Donohoe, from Dunnahoo to Donohew, from Dunphy to Dunfey, from Donowho to Donoyou.  There are over 800 different variants recognised across the world historically and today.

If you register as a subscribing Member, paying a subscription of £25 p.a, all features of the site are available to you.

As a Guest you will only have limited access to the detail of most pages, but you are strongly recommended to Register and be placed on the Mailing List.  You will be asked for some basic contact details and your research interests.  This will ensure you receive periodic emails to keep you up to date with what is going on in the society and will be contacted if a connection is made.

The slideshow has different pictures on each main area.  To cause the slideshow to move put the cursor outside main screen; bring it within to stop movement.  A description of each picture is given at the bottom of each main area page as below

  1. General Irish landscape
  2. The Lakes of Killarney
  3. The Rock of Cashel
  4. Muckross Abbey

Specific research interests