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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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Exactness of records
Pay no attention to exact surname spelling, year of birth, marriage, date of death etc. Use so called "official" records only as an approximate guide. Record keeping back then was not an exact science and most IrishCatholics were illiterate so dates can be years out.

History of the Name

The O Donnchadha name was eminent in Irish history.

It originated in many places and these are our Historical Origins

Heraldry is the way famous families distinguished themselves from one another

Many historic sites and artifacts are associated with our name

Songs and music has been written in our name

Our name has been used as the title to many places in today's world

Many interesting people have carried our name over the centuries

Businesses of our name have sprung all over the place - many have been around for ages