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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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In England & Wales, Catholic or maybe not
Irish migrants to Britain were often young and single and lots of them weren't as Catholic as all that. In many places there were no Catholic services within walking distance. Many people who settled locall y with an English partner ceased to be Catholic in practice. Priests preached against mixed marriages but were also aware that you gained families as well as losing them. Irish Catholics were doubly a minority and minority numbers are always crumbling as individuals integrate with the majority. Many people who were probably Catholic had Anglican marriages and burials and (to a lesser extent) baptisms.

The Society Journal Content and published issues

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ISSUE 70: April 2017

In this issue
  • A personal message
  • Building San Francisco: Visionaries and Laborers
  • The Night of the Big Wind, January 6/7, 1839
  • Will there be justice at last for the real Lost Boys?
  • Donohue flying high
ISSUE 69: January 2017

In this issue
 
  • A personal message
  • The Indomitable Irishry
  • Donal of the Fetters
  • The night that Edward confronted Wallis over her gay lover
  • The Y-DNA report
ISSUE 68: October 2016
In this issue

•A personal message
•The Robbers’ Den, Foiladown, Clonkeen
•Cornelius ‘Lame Johnny’ Donahue: Discoverer of the ‘Wind Cave’ of South Dakota
•The Gold of Spansel Wood
 
ISSUE 67: July 2016
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Coming of the Gael
• O’Donoghues in Annascaul, Dingle, Kerry
• Pat Donohoe, a threatened G-man, in 1916
• Irish Eyes - a poem .
• The Y-DNA project

 
ISSUE 66: April 2016
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Adventures of Juan Ó Donojú and his family (Part Three): Mariana Ó • Donojú, his sister, and the Irish of Seville, Spain
• Donahues of Holyoke, Mass and the lost gravestone
• Six generations of our women in unmarked graves 1822-1943
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 65: January 2016
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Ballyeagh faction fight
• Rex v O’Donoghue – Murder or Infanticide?
• The Man Who Had No Story and the wonderful world of Irish folk-tales
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 64: October 2015
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Adventures of Juan Ó Donojú(Part Two): General Tomás Ó • Donojú, his brother
• Ancient Origins of our ‘Donahue’ Family
• He died for Britain – Arthur Gerald Donahue(1913-42)
• Where in North America did our ancestors settle?
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 63: July 2015
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Adventures of Juan Ó Donojú (Part One)
• An Attempt to trace the Ancestry of the Reverend Jeremiah Aloysius Donoughue
• The Story of Martin H Donohoe War correspondent extraordinary – Episode Four
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 62: April 2015
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• Captain Right - The Rightboy Movement of the late 18th century
• The Very Reverend Father Thomas O'Donoghue
• The Story of Martin H Donohoe, war correspondent extraordinary - Episode Three
• How my father hid wartime secrets at his stables
• O'Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 61: January 2015
In this issue

• A personal message
• Society developments
• Thomas Donohoe introduced football to Brazil - fact
• The Story of Martin H Donohoe, war correspondent extraordinary -Episode Two
• Flight Sergeant Norman Dunn (O'Donoghue) and his stage heritage
• Clan Donnachaidh
• O'Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project