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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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In England & Wales, Catholic or maybe not
Irish migrants to Britain were often young and single and lots of them weren't as Catholic as all that. In many places there were no Catholic services within walking distance. Many people who settled locall y with an English partner ceased to be Catholic in practice. Priests preached against mixed marriages but were also aware that you gained families as well as losing them. Irish Catholics were doubly a minority and minority numbers are always crumbling as individuals integrate with the majority. Many people who were probably Catholic had Anglican marriages and burials and (to a lesser extent) baptisms.

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