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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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Online and the old way
Online research is time-saving and much more comfortable in the ease of one's own home. Sometimes, however, the best information can be found the old fashioned way...leaning over books in dusty stacks at the libraries and research centers. Also, this is another way to reach new material for the purpose of confirmation. There is so much information in print that is not yet online.

Eoghanacht Chaisil

The Rock of Cashel
Eoghanacht Chaisil of County Tipperary
This is the ancient centre for the Munster kings. The O'Donoghues were kings in the 10th and 11th centuries.
The kings of Munster of the Ua Dhonnchadha (O’Donoghues) are described in the Irish annals.  They were
Máel Fhothardaigh, died 957
Dúngal, son of Máel Fhothardaigh, died 1025
And probably his sons
Cuduiligh, died 1038
Mac Raith, died 1043 or 1052.  Annals conflict.
Dúngal, son of Mac Raith, died 1057.
Conor or Conchobhar, described as heir of Cashel, died 1078