Our History

HISTORY

Explore the Ó Dochartaighs history from the ancient legends, to particulars from annals, the 1608 Ó Dogherty Rebellion, on down to more recent events.

HERALDRY

Learn about the Ó Dochartaigh heraldry or arms, the symbolism of the deer, our Clann motto, Ár nDúchas, and the description and origin of our ancient arms.

NAME

Origin, meaning, of the surname Ó Dochartaigh, it's earliest use, why there are so many spellings, its pronunciation, the size of the Clann today & its distribution.

HOMELAND

Explore the beautiful, rugged terrain of "Ó Doherty Country,"

Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland. Also see where the Clann originated prior to this.

Clansmen

CLANN

Origins of Clann Ó Dochartaigh, the formation of related families such as the McDevitt/McDaid, McBride, & McMonagle, as well as a connection to St. Malachy.

CULTURE

What does it mean to be Irish? An overview of Gaelic culture: food, music, dance, clothing, farming, the Gaelic language, the Irish home, and more!

CASTLES

There are over twenty castles and fortresses associated with Clann Ó Dochartaigh. Explore photos, videos, histories, archaeology, & visitor information for them. 

The O'Doherty Heritage website is designed to be your place for all things Ó Dochartaigh. Whether your name or ancestry is from a Doherty, Dougherty, Daugherty, Docherty, Dogherty, if your family used another spelling of our name, or if you're from one of our related Donegal families, such as the McDevitt/McDaid, McBride, McConlogue, or others–we welcome you to the O'Doherty Heritage website!

The vision of the O'Doherty Heritage is "Telling our story, uniting us together." This was the same vision of our ancestors, the Ó Dochartaigh patriarchs, when they established our Clan motto, Ár nDúthchas–which means 'Our Heritage'. Below are the goals of O'Doherty Heritage:

TELLING OUR STORY:

  • Share our heritage with our entire Clan

  • Research, document, & bring our history to life

  • Curate a digital Clan genealogy research library

UNITING US TOGETHER:

  • Encourage quality genealogical research

  • Promote clan identity and pride in our heritage

  • Facilitate communication amongst our clanfolk

 

This site is curated by Will Dougherty III under the direction of the Association of Ó Dochartaighs. ©2020 O'Doherty Heritage. Site Policies. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the site, answer your questions, or see you get involved! Email odohertyheritage@gmail.com.