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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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Localising a name in Ireland
For localising a name in Ireland the best sources are still Sir Richard Griffiths' Primary Valuation of Tenements (1848-64), now widely available on CD-ROM, and the BMD indexes from 1864. A full extract of Irish birth certificates 1864-74 is on the Mormon Vital Records Listing, which is available on the society web site under Shared Resources, and likewise available in most local studies libraries and for sale

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.