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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 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
ISSUE 9: January 2002
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The O’Donoghues of Ross
• The O’Donoghues of Coomacullen – a sequel; or the Johnnies found
• Looking for Lowitja - Lowitja O’Donoghue
• The Donoho Reunions in Salem, Illinois
• Snippets
A new way of detecting pickpockets
O’Donoghue’s triad
Family stories
Annie Dunphy, Dublin
Two O’Donoghue books
ISSUE 8: October 2001
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The black Irish of the Caribbean
• The search for an elusive grave in County Kerry
• Daniel O’Donoghue – a pioneer of the 19th century Canadian labour movement
• Places with the name in the USA
• Distribution of the name in the USA – 1850 to 1990s
• Snippets
Mary O’Donoghue’s seven witnesses
An O’Donoghue pantomime
An O’Donoghue sea slug
ISSUE 7: July 2001
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• Clan symbolism
• From Donaghy in Armagh to Donaghue in Australia
• Patrick Donahoe – Famous US publisher
• Paud O’Donoghue – the statue
• Snippets
Colonel Joseph Cyril Donoghue
Finding a grave sometimes needs tolerance
The Wild West
Thank heaven for little girls
ISSUE 6: April 2001
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Donohoes of Cavan
• The O’Donoghues of Coomacullen townland in Glenflesk, County Kerry
• Would you like me to seduce you? Amanda Donohoe live
• O’Donoghue’s Enchantment
• Snippets
The first of May
An O’Donoghue flag?
ISSUE 5: January 2001
In this issue
• A personal message
• Society developments
• The Legend of O’Donoghue
• Migration to Australia – 1837 - the O’Donoghues of Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland
• What’s in a name - Donohugh
• What my mother told me
• Do you recognise this person?
• Snippets
O’Donoghue ‘Olympians’
Criminal Donoghues in mid-nineteenth century London
Grants of land to James Donoho, South Carolina 1676
• Forthcoming events