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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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Researcher's Tips

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.

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