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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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Irish naming practices
If you don't know somebody's parents names use the old Irish Catholic custom of naming children viz:First born male child named after the father’s fatherFirst born female child named after the father’s motherSecond born male child named after the mother’s fatherSecond born female child named after the mother’s motherThird born male child named after fatherThird born female child named after mother and so on.It does not always run true but it can be a very good guide for investigating further possibilities.

Meet an O’Donoghue

The maps available on this page show the location of ‘O’Donoghues’ who are interested in meeting others in the society.  To discover where these people are, simply move to the region of interest and zoom in. By clicking on the pins on the map you will be provided with the email address of those people.
Your meeting could be a simple handshake and a short chat, but could end up being much more. So, whether it be in your home region or in a travel destination, give it a go. Who knows ? You might end up organizing a gathering !


To join this programme please go into your Profile in Members or Guests area.  Scroll down to the map, place a tick in the  Display my location box.  Then latch onto your pin and drag it to the place you want to use as your possible meeting location.  You can expand the map to whatever level of detail that you may require. 

Pins represent people who have said that they are willing to be contacted. The society offers this as a service to its members and guests, but takes no responsibility for the meetings.