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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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Poor relief in England & Wales
Poor relief came from the Anglican parish until 1834, and then the Board of Guardians. All poor Irish knew the distinction between going to church for services, or for help. Settlement examinations are one of our best sources for a place of birth or marriage in Ireland. These go right on to 1929 if they have survived.

The Society Journal Content and published issues

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ISSUE 38: April 2009
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Ua Donnchadha sept of Osraige: A brief introduction
• How to trace your Irish roots
• John Dunphy - lumberman, boat builder, farmer
• Hall of Fame: The natural world and the O’Donoghues
• O’Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 37: January 2009
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Battle of the Diamond – Redux
• More abbeys and ancient clerics of the name
• Back to Cahirbanagh
• Rev Edward Geoffrey O’Donoghue B. A. (The Caring Curate)
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 36: October 2008
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Donahos of Texas
• Identifying Ourselves through the Past
• The Poems of Geoffrey O’Donoghue
• A modern poem in an older idiom
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 35: July 2008
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Caragh Cottage
• The Name Ó Donnchadha & Modern Cultural Expression
• The Luck of the Americans
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 34: April 2008
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish in New Zealand – The trials of a Galway family
• A Dunnahoo in the Old West
• The Americanization of Dennis – My Donoghue family story
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 33: January 2008
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Battle of the Diamond
• O’Donoughues in Quebec
• Australian Rules Football and the O’Donoghues
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue recipes
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 32: October 2007
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The War of Independence 1919-22
• Joseph Donohoe and the politics of Irish Catholics in Canada
• The O’Donoghue Society Y-DNA Project
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 31: July 2007
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Emeralds in the Bluegrass - The Irish of Early Kentucky
• Michael Donoghue’s land selection
• James Edmund O’Donoghue – ‘As brave as a lion’
• My Aunt Mary - Mary Elizabeth Donehoo Durham
• Paul Donehoo – ‘I can do it’
• Family history sites of the name
• Researchers’ enquiries
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 30: April 2007
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Fenians and the events to the War of Independence
• Oral and literary influences on the O’Donoghues Duff from 1641 to the present day
• The saga of the Molly Maguires and Yellow Jack Donahoe
• ‘Pure Celt is he’ John Talbott Donoghue - Artist
• Pat Donahue and the World’s Smallest St Patrick’s Day Parade
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Snippets
O’Donohue picnic ground and track
O’Donoghue’s Bridge, Tralee
Donoho Family Reunion
Election expenses from 1950
Rex vs Donahoo
St Michael’s parish, Philadelphia
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 29: January 2007
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Aran Islands and O’Donoghue history
• An Irishman in the early 19th century British army
The Life of Lieutenant Colonel John William O’Donoghue CB, 47th Regiment of Foot
• My Donohoe Story
• Grandma climbed the family tree
• Gatherings – The descendants of Chevalier Henry O’Donoghue
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Snippets
Norms for liturgy
Native-American of the name
The Peninsular War
Amazing coincidence
• The Y-DNA project