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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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Ancestors moved around
Don't assume your ancestors remained in the same parish for generations past, as people did mmove around. At the same time, if your ancestor appears to to have suddenly moved from the Isle of Wight to Manchester, question the likelihood!

UI Fhiachrach of Mayo and Sligo


Uí Fhiachrach of counties Mayo and Sligo
 
Moyne Abbey
Moyne Abbey
By courtesy of Rod
Moyne Abbey, an Observant Franciscan friary in the south-west corner of Killala Bay, was founded in the middle of the fifteenth century.  Nehemias O’Donoghue was provincial vicar at the time and is considered to have played a key role in its creation.