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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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The Society Journal Content and published issues

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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)
ISSUE 71: July 2017

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • The Irish Travellers’ recognition
  • The Convict – Michael Donoghue of the Guildford
  • Dead Relatives
  • Hall of Fame: Focus on the Clergy, Altruism, Empathy and Commonsense
  • The Y-DNA Report