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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

UK electoral rolls, workhouse records and trade directories
When your UK ancestor seems to have disappeared from the census and parish registers try the Electoral Rolls for the area. Also Workhouse records are worth researching and old Trade Directories. All of the above three suggestions have helped me in my research.

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