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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 82: April 2020

In this issue

  • A personal message
  • The Jacobite O’Donoghues and the Château de la Ronce 1700-57: A new perspective – Part II
  • Dr Lowitja O'Donoghue AC CBE DSG
  • Railroad man
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?