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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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Army records
I managed to locate my 3 x Great grandfather(up until then I had hit a brick wall) from his army records. If your Irish ancestor joined the British Army then his records will be at the Public Records Office at Kew, London. Name indexes are now available on the PRO website. Army records can give you a lot of information about your ancestor. They even tell you what he lookedlike.

About - Rod O'Donoghue

Rod was born in England and is an accountant by profession. He worked over the years as a Finance Director with Kimberly-Clark, Rank Xerox, Pritchard Services Group and latterly Inchcape. He is married to Kay and they have three children, Mark, Kerry and Richard. Now retired from his business life, he is a full-time historian, genealogist and writer. He is also a lower handicap golfer, naturalist and bad guitarist.

Rod says ' My father never visited Ireland, but he used to say that we were descended from ancient kings. This thought captured my imagination. Irish history has been a continuing interest and, when my father died I set out to see what part our name had played over the centuries. 'O'Donoghue - People and Places' and The O'Donoghue Society are the result'.



  Please fill in our contact form found here or send your comments and queries direct to rod@odonoghue.co.uk by email.