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Migration - Ireland to England & Wales
There are no records of movement across the Irish Sea. It was a short journey within the same jurisdiction and there was always free movement. We often talk about Irish 'immigrants' but they were just migrants. The only formality was buying your ticket.

The Society Journal Content and published issues

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ISSUE 43: July 2010
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Gaelic chieftain of the 17th and 18th centuries
• Tim Dunnahoo – Five-Star Chef
• O’Donoghue Reunion in Cappoquin, County Waterford
• Pronunciation of name today
• Knights of the Order of the Green Cross
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 42: April 2010
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• A Memorial to Irishmen who died in World War I – 1914-18
• The Acre – A place of new beginnings
• Theodocia’s Thought
• Jo O’Donoghue and Londubh Books
• Physical characteristics – Red beards and black hair
• O’Donoghue DNA Success
• Clan Donnachaidh
• O’Donoghue tartan
• Gatherings
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 41: January 2010
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish in the armies of Europe – Part One: 1580-1660
- The story of Ruairdrí Ó Donnchadha
• The origins and phonetics of the Dunphy name
• The Donohews of Western Virginia – family tragedies
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 40: October 2009
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Faction fighting in 19th century Ireland
• A good looking Irishman
• O’Donoghue folk-tales
• The legend of the headless soldier of Donohew’s Lane
• Gatherings
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
• Breifne Clans Project Report 5
ISSUE 39: July 2009
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The coat of arms of The O’Donoghue Mór
• Algernon Charles O’Donoghue – A Sound Man
• Aunt Nora’s missing years
• The Pilgrim’s Rest
• Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009 and O’Donoghue Clan Reunion
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
• The Y-DNA project
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