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UI Dhonnchadha of Ossory

Uí Dhonnchadha of Ossory
 
Jerpoint Abbey
 
Jerpoint Abbey
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Jerpoint, County Kilkenny, a great Cistercian abbey, dates to around 1160 and is generally quoted as having been founded and developed by O’Donoghues, kings of Ossory.  Donogh O’Donoghue is said to have ‘enriched it with great revenues in the year of Incarnation of the Divine Word’ in 1180
While their tribal name was O’Donoghue (dating from the eighth century) they had adopted the patronymic name of MacGillapatrick by this time, and this evolved into Fitzpatrick.