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'.