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The O'Donoghue Society

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

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Localising a name in Ireland
For localising a name in Ireland the best sources are still Sir Richard Griffiths' Primary Valuation of Tenements (1848-64), now widely available on CD-ROM, and the BMD indexes from 1864. A full extract of Irish birth certificates 1864-74 is on the Mormon Vital Records Listing, which is available on the society web site under Shared Resources, and likewise available in most local studies libraries and for sale

The Society Journal Content and published issues

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ISSUE 81: January 2020

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • The Jacobite O’Donoghues and the Château de la Ronce 1700-57: A new perspective – Part I
  • John O'Donohue, 1 January 1956 – 4 January 2008
  • Philip Joseph Donahue III, his life, his Jewish descendants
  • The Y-DNA Project six-monthly report
ISSUE 80: October 2019

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • The distribution of the surname Donohoe and its variations in County Cavan in the 19th century
  • How the Donahoes, Hurleys and other Famine immigrants created a ‘rural ghetto’ on Irish Mountain, West Virginia
  • From Connemara, Ireland to Connemara Patch, Minnesota
  • Irish Naming and Baptism Traditions
ISSUE 79: July 2019

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • Naming & nicknaming practices in Glenflesk
  • Were the O’Donoghues of Irishtown Kilkenny Cats?
  • Memorial to William Donoghou Portreeve of Irishtown, Kilkenny 1582
  • Two ‘Vinegar Hills’ in the US and OUR Donahue’s
  • Our Irish adventure
  • Y-DNA Project Report
ISSUE 78: April 2019

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • Leinster origins and DNA
  • My Australian ‘Donoghue’ story
  • In search of Dunaway name origins
ISSUE 77: January 2019

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • Caherbanna
  • A reconsideration of the surname Dunphy
  • The search for descendants of Arthur James Donoghue
  • Y-DNA report
ISSUE 76: October 2018

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • An Enquiry into the Poetry of Jeremiah Aloysius Doneghue.
  • Patrick O’Donoghue -  In Search of a Better Life
  • Unravelling O’Donoghue autosomal DNA
  • Name variants and their distribution – an update
ISSUE 75: July 2018

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • Some O’Donoghue officers & NCOs in the American Civil War
  • A Life lived for Others
  • My experiences studying the History of Family and Genealogy at Limerick
  • Why haven’t you had your DNA tested?
  • Y-DNA project report
ISSUE 74: April 2018

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • The Gaelic Irish Chief: Past, Present & Future
  • “Each shall claim his own”
  • O’Donoghue’s Building, Melbourne
  • Donahue’s Greenhouse, Inc. An Account of Richard J Donahue and his Family
ISSUE 73: January 2018

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • The Donohue family from New Zealand and WW1
  • D.J. O’Donoghue (1866-1917) “A noble Irishman, a modest, faithful, upright worker and scholar”
  • Y-DNA Report
  • Who am I?
ISSUE 72: October 2017

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • O’Donoghues in Onondaga: Fighting in the Courthouse
  • Third Battle of Ypres centenary: Remembering the O’Donoghue Ilford brothers killed at Passchendaele
  • Another O’Donoghue in Annascaul
  • “There’s Magic in Ireland” By Margaret C. Donahue (1953)