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.

Miscellaneous Manuscripts

Portions of "Mac Carthaigh's Book" pertaining to the O'Dochartaigh Clann

Texts below are used for research purposes only and are courtesy of CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts): The online resource for Irish history, literature and politics, a project made possible by the diligent work of the researchers at University College Cork in Ireland. Visit celt.ucc.ie to view and learn more about their work.

MCB1197.5 A hosting by John de Courcy past Tuaim into Tír Eóghain to Ard Sratha, Magh Nidh, Ráith Both, and Derry. A battle between him and Cinéal Conaill at Cnoc na Sgam, in which slaughter was inflicted on them, and Eachmharcach Ó Dochartaigh, their king, was killed. John plundered well-nigh all Inis Eóghain, and returned in triumph.

 

 

 

Portions of "On the Life of St. Columba" pertaining to

ancestors of the O'Dochartaigh Clann

Texts below are used for research purposes only and are courtesy of CELT (Corpus of Electronic Texts): The online resource for Irish history, literature and politics, a project made possible by the diligent work of the researchers at University College Cork in Ireland. Visit celt.ucc.ie to view and learn more about their work.

 

"The father of baptism and teaching of the Gael, namely Patrick, when he was blessing Conall at Sith Aeda, then he placed his two hands on Conall and on his son Fergus son of Conall, to wit, his right hand on the head of Fergus and his left on the head of Conall. Conall wondered thereat, and he asked him why he placed his hands in that wise, so Patrick sang this stave:—

A manchild shall be born of his family,

He will be a sage, a prophet and a poet, etc.

He will be a sage, and he will be pious,

He will be an abbot with the King of the royal ramparts,

He will be steadfast and he will be ever good,

He will be in the eternal kingdom for his consolation."

 

Portions of "The Annals of Clonmacnoise" pertaining

to the Ó Dochartaigh Clann

The Annals of Clonmacnoise, being annals of Ireland from the earliest period to A.D. 1408 / translated into English A.D. 1627 by Conell Mageoghagan and now for the first time printed; edited by Rev. Denis Murphy.

"Wonderful, in sooth, was the son that was born there,—a son of the King of heaven and earth, to wit, Colombcille, son of Fedlimith, son of Fergus, son of Conall Gulban, son of Niall, of the nine hostages."

Page 29: "He had Issue 4 sonns, but before I proceed any further will Laye Down unto you the severall septs Decended of Heremon especially the cheefest of them…O'Neale Of Tyrone, o'Donell, o'MoyIedory o'Doherty, o'Cahan, macLaghlen, o'DonnoyIe and o'Boyle are the o' Neals of the north."

 

Page 64: "Nealus Magnus als Neal Noygiallagh in English Neal of the 9 hostages, Because he had the hostages of 9 kingdomes, was K. about this time and raigned 19 yeares, was slain wth an arrow by one of his own army called Eochy mcEnna kinnsealy, K. of Leinster, at the Tirrhian sea. His body was brought to this kingdome and entered with great sorrow, he had 14 sonns, Owen of whome o'Neales, the three Macswines, o'Cahan, Maclaughlin &c, Conall Golban of whome o'Donell, o'Dochorty &c, Conell Criowhann of whome the o'Melaghlins, &c Manie McNeal of whome o'Fox, Magawley, o'Bryne, o'Dowgennann, o'Mulchonry &c; Enna, of whome o'Brennan &c; Fiagha of whome Mageoghegans & o'Mulloyes &c; of these 14 sonnes there had issue but 8."

 

Page 294: "1342.-- …"Donell o'Docherty chieftaine of Ardmire4 and a very good man, Died, after whose death his sone John o'Docherty succeeded him. …"

4Ardmire. -- A territory lying west of Kinel Enda, in the direction of Lough Finn.

 

Page 300: "1359.—Connor mcCarthy, king of Desmond, Died. Cahall oge o'Connnr gaue an overthrow to the Inhabitants of Tyre-Conell at Belaseannye, where John o'Dochorty chieftaine of Ardmire, & terlaugh mcSwynie were taken, and a great many of others slaine besides. …"