The O'Donoghue Society

For all those interested in history and genealogy and whose names are derived from the Gaelic

The Don't know whos

A very quick one some might find funny - Growing up in a diverse New York when I was 7 or 8 years old We had a school assignment about our family names , where they came from, and what they meant..... I asked my Dad from Loobridge, Glenflesk, Co. Kerry and he explained to me that our ancestors arrived by sea and came up the river and eventually settled in the area but over time lost connection with, and forgot their past and when Eventually asked who they were said They were the “Don’t know who’s”..... made perfect sense at the time until I learned through research a few years later the O Donnchu were “brown haired warriors”.... Dating back to The times of Brian Boru....
 
P.s. I am Dan P, father John(Sean) Born 1932, Grandfather Dan P born 1882 Annaghmore,  GGrandfather Patrick Annaghmore, and GGGgrandfather Dan P .... who worked on construction of G S&W railway in 1840s in Cork and Kerry
 
A very quick one some might find funny - Growing up in a diverse New York when I was 7 or 8 years old We had a school assignment about our family names , where they came from, and what they meant..... I asked my Dad from Loobridge, Glenflesk, Co. Kerry and he explained to me that our ancestors arrived by sea and came up the river and eventually settled in the area but over time lost connection with, and forgot their past and when Eventually asked who they were said They were the “Don’t know who’s”..... made perfect sense at the time until I learned through research a few years later the O Donnchu were “brown haired warriors”.... Dating back to The times of Brian Boru....
 
P.s. I am Dan P, father John(Sean) Born 1932, Grandfather Dan P born 1882 Annaghmore,  GGrandfather Patrick Annaghmore, and GGGgrandfather Dan P .... who worked on construction of G S&W railway in 1840s in Cork and Kerry
 
23.08.2020