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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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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.

People and Places Opinions

'We are thrilled with your book, and I find myself reading it over and over again. Well done.' Helen Bevan (née O'Donoghue), County Clare, Ireland.

'The book arrived. You have made an excellent job of it. The cover alone is in excellent taste - and you have put into it enough of everything to make it interesting. I was fascinated to see the photographs of the various 'ancestors'. Your son has made a good job of the drawings, makes it far more personal. I was surprised to see how many variations of the name there are and that there is a Spanish connection, very interesting. So, I shall get down to reading it thoroughly and will appreciate the amount of research you must have put in. It really gives substance to the name, instead of a bit of airy-fairy research and dates alone. Thanks from all the O'Dons out there for your hard work.' Diane Donohue, Cornwall, England.

'My copy has arrived. I am very impressed. Very well organized and presented! Congratulations and thanks for your noble contribution. Professor Thomas Donahue, Michigan, USA

'Great job on your book. This is what I wanted from a Donahue genealogy book. I've purchased several books on the Donahues and Irish genealogy and your book was the best and answered a lot of questions I have had. Great job, much appreciated, thoroughly enjoying your work. Will be looking forward to any efforts you have in the future. Kevin Donahue, Virginia, USA

'My husband said it was one of the best birthday gifts I have ever given him. He has been reading it every night. There is a picture in the book that looks identical to one of his brothers. Thanks again for this really special book.' Joan Donohew, Ohio, USA

'Thank you for the wonderful O'Donoghue book. It was a fantastic read, and looked good as well! Good quality paper, photographs, artwork and of course in hardback which always adds a little something.' Marie McLoughlin (née Donohue), Merseyside, England

'This book is so full of useful information about the O'Donoghue family that it needed little more than a quick glance in the writers' section to send me off on an exciting new trail after a granduncle of whom I had heard mention in the family but never yet found. So am now hoping for a successful conclusion to my search'. Michael Cracroft, Sussex, England

''May I congratulate you on such a great work. I can only say how pleased I am with the book. I am delighted.' James Hugh Donohoe, NSW, Australia.

'Congratulations the book is a great achievement. I can well understand all the effort involved.' Jack Keegan, Victoria, Australia

The book is so attractive that I feel sure you will get many takers for it. It is a remarkable feat to have organised so much material in such an easy to read form.' Brenda Ryan, Victoria, Australia