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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 28: October 2006
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Irish settlement in South Africa in the nineteenth century
• Kamarooka to Gallipoli: A tribute to Martin O’Donoghue’s bravery
• The Squire’s last harvest in the hills
• The O’Donoghues of Ross – a personal reflection
• The Milesian Myth and the Scythian Connection
• Violet Evangeline O’Donoghue - suffragette
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Society gathering in Melbourne, Australia
• Snippets
‘Yellow Jack’ Donohue in Montgomery, Pennsylvania
O’Donoghue versus United States (1933)
South Haven Pier Light, Michigan
History of the Omaha Police
Online map archive: An Irish genealogist's pot of gold
John G. Myers Department Store Building Collapse, Albany, New York
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 27: July 2006
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Siege of Lucknow and the Indian Mutiny (1857-8)
• John W. Donihue, Ghost of the Goldrush
• The Origin of the Dunphy Name
• O’Donoghues in the News
• O’Donoghue Recipes
• Snippets
John B. O’Donohue & Co.
Joining two families in stained glass
Donohoe Clan reunion in Australia
Tristan and Isolde
Literary trivia
• The Y-DNA project
ISSUE 26: April 2006
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• American Revolutionary War 1775-83; personalities and insights
• Cratloe to Bendigo
• Brother Ralph and Doctor F.G.Donehoo
• O'Donoghue Recipes
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
The reward for a runaway Irish servant
There's No Business Like Show Business
A brave Irish ship
Two Donohues with lots in common
Seen on eBay
Donahue tapestry
Donoho Family and Friends Reunion
In the line of duty
A stock scam
• The Y-DNA projects
The O'Donoghue Society
The Breifne Clans Project
ISSUE 25: January 2006
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish of the Caribbean (Part 2)
• The Oregon Trail - Donahoe/Donahue tales
• John O'Donoghue, The Man Who Built The Emmitsburg Railroad
• Society coordinators in action
• O'Donoghue Recipes
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
She's A Latin From Manhattan
Christmas Quiz
Irish America magazine feature
• Y-DNA Project report
ISSUE 24: October 2005
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Light Brigade and Sergeant Donoghue; the man who launched The Charge
• The O'Donoghues of Lyre, Kilmurry and Brosna, County Kerry
• Villages of Ireland - Kilgarvan, County Kerry
• Focus on Medicine
• Places of the Name
• O'Donoghue Recipes
• Members' search enquiries
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
Man overboard and the 1898 hurricane
O'Donoghue neighbours and genealogical luck
Till death do us part.or not
• Y-DNA Project report
ISSUE 23: July 2005
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• General Michael T Donohoe - American Civil War 1861-5
• Love of Yester Yore
• For President, let it be WFD
• Dunphy, Nevada – A tale of adventure
• Focus on Art (1)
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
Tragic death at Theatre Royal, Exeter
John O’Donoghue of Cahirciveen
Missing O’Donoghue
• Y-DNA Project report
• Some forthcoming articles
ISSUE 22: April 2005
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish of the Caribbean - Part One
• The Donahoo family of Maryland - Part Two
• An O'Donoghue with a bit of 'Claas'
• The O'Donoghue Cup - the story of an athlete
• The Royal Order of Ónaghts Ó Donnchadha
• Focus on media
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Members' search enquiries
• Snippets
Two British postcards
Donoghues in Argentina
Donahue's soccer academy
• The Y-DNA project
• Some forthcoming articles
ISSUE 21: January 2005
In this issue
• A personal message
• Professor Thomas Donahue
• Society developments
• The Australian bushrangers and Bold Jack Donahoe
• The Donahoos of Maryland – Part One The Colonial Period
• O’Donoghue Halls of Fame - Focus on entertainment
• A tour through Galway and Donegal in July of 2004
• Colonel Peter Dunphie
• O’Donoghues in the News
• Snippets
Royal Humane Society Bronze Medals
RMS Lusitania
O’Donoghue’s Beef Stew
Donohue Syndrome
• The Y-DNA project
• Appendix to The Australian bushrangers and Bold Jack Donahoe
ISSUE 20: October 2004
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish in Britain in the 20th century
• John Donohoo (1756-1815) of Nelson County, Kentucky and his descendants
• The hero figure in Irish folklore and Donal O'Donoghue
• The O'Donoghue Halls of Fame - Focus on magic
• O'Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
Munster Volunteer Registry 1782
Kerry Football All-Ireland teams
Names confusion in 1851 London
Great Lakes' Donahues
• The yDNA project
ISSUE 19: July 2004
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• O’Donoghues in 17th and 18th century Irish poetry
• Thomas Scott Donahue’s journey
• Rottnest Island and an O’Donoghue headstone
• Where is Sathrane?
• The Surname Thesaurus
• From Danahy to Donahue
• The O’Donoghue Halls of Fame - Focus on Speed
• Donoho digital art – ‘Inside my head’
• O’Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
Monsignor Robert J Donohoe
O’Donnoghue family deeds 1826-1874
Who was J. Donoghue? A WW1 mystery
Dunphy’s Pond
Franco’s Irish volunteers
• The yDNA project