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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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Ancestors moved around
Don't assume your ancestors remained in the same parish for generations past, as people did mmove around. At the same time, if your ancestor appears to to have suddenly moved from the Isle of Wight to Manchester, question the likelihood!

The Society Journal Content and published issues

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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
ISSUE 18: April 2004
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Irish migration to Britain in the nineteenth century
• From High Rock Tower to Ross Tower in search of Irish roots
• Which coat shall I wear today?
• Steve Donoghue – a master of his craft
• The Royal Order of Ónaght Ó Donnchadha
• O’Donoghues in the news
• Snippets
The O’Donoghue Fly
The Donahoe Triptych
The Battle of Trafalgar
• The yDNA project
ISSUE 17: January 2004
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The yDNA project
• Captain Right – The Rightboy movement and the Tithe Wars
• The story of Bridget O’Donoghue – From Limerick to Swan Hill, Victoria
• O’Donoghues of fiction
• O’Donoghue places and how they got their name
• O’Donoghues in the news
• Do you recognise these people?
• Snippets
The unhappy triad of O’Donoghue
Thomas Donohue France 1914
Bane of O’Donoghue
Edouard O’Donoughue
John O’Donoghue and the first nuclear submarine
ISSUE 16: October 2003
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The yDNA project
• The Fenian movement and The O’Donoghue MP
• Stone, metal, glass, paint and the O’Donoghue artists of Ros Abu
• How I found my father through the society
• Pronunciation of the name
• Irish naming practices and the O’Donoghues
• Snippets
O’Donoghue Avenue, Janesboro, Limerick
Patrick O’Donoghue Place, Togher, Cork
A People of the Year award
The French Connection
The Donahoe Nexus
ISSUE 15: July 2003
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Religious O’Donoghues in Galway and the state of the Church in the fifteenth century
• The travelling O’Donoghues
• The diary of Kathleen Donohue Donahue – Queensland to New York in 1907
• Snippets
A prestigious fiction award
The first maximum break
Jane O’Donoghue’s progress
ISSUE 14: April 2003
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Chief Captayne of his nation
• Ann O’Donoghue, memories of Larakea in the 1920s
• Le Journal des O’Donoughue
• The O’Donoghue Cup – the story of a man
• The O’Donoghue Halls of Fame – Focus on music (1)
• Snippets
O’Donoghue’s Opera
John L.O’Donoghue and the war effort or lack of it
Calling all Donoghues from Waterford
O’Donoghue’s beef stew
Father Ignatius O’Donoghue, in verse
The Convert Rolls 1703-1838
ISSUE 13: January 2003
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• O’Donoghue tribal history in Cork and Kerry
• The Donohoes of Wexford
• The O’Donoghue Halls of Fame - focus on sport
• Snippets
John O’Donoghue’s reprint
Dunphys from Waterford to Newfoundland
Reverend Robert J Donohue
How many of us in England, Wales and the Isle of Man?
WW2 Australian nominal roll
Vietnam war veteran’s dog tag
ISSUE 12: October 2002
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The religious orders and more monasteries with O’Donoghue connections
• The meaning of our name
• The Glennon Y-DNA project
• My great grandfather from Kilmacduagh, County Galway
• Sylvester O’Donoghue – a prominent architect in 19th century Nova Scotia
• The Dunphy coat of arms
• The gathering season
• Snippets
The Rose of Tralee
A mother of advancing years
First class cricketers of the name
O’Donoghue soda bread
Corporal Donaghue
ISSUE 11: July 2002
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Some abbeys and monasteries with O’Donoghue connections
• Tracing my Duniho ancestry – the trail in Ireland
• The RUC man’s son
• The Currig O’Donoghues
• O’D events Coomacullen, Salem, Red Boiling Springs, North Clare, California
• Snippets
Cake in his pocket
Improving the children’s Irish
Mission No.263
Jane O’Donoghue vs Venus Williams
The Shroud of Turin under question
• In memoriam
ISSUE 10: April 2002
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Young Irelanders
• Tracing my Duniho ancestry – the trail in the USA
• Gortaleen and the mystery of my grandfather
• Madge O’Donoghue – who was she?
• O’Donoghue’s bride
• Snippets
Boat trip on Killarney Lake
John Donaghue, the last convict, on the last convict ship
A Donahue book