O'Doherty Rebellion 


A history of the 1608 Ó Dochartaigh Rebellion where Sir Cahir Ó Dochartaigh, the Ó Dochartaigh clann, and allies rebelled against the English government to protect their land and way of life.

Historical Narrative Coming Soon...


News bulletins from London covering the 1608 Ó Dochartaigh Rebellion

While these do provide important historical documentation, as one can easily see while reading that they are plainly written from the English perspective and contain certain details, for example about Sir Cahir's wife, which would appear to be gathered from her under duress while they captured her or else made up. They also fail to mention the brutal atrocities committed by the English upon the Ó Doghertys just a few years earlier.

Click thumbnails below for a PDF of the historic bulletin...



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:


  • Share our heritage with our entire Clan

  • Research, document, & bring our history to life

  • Curate a digital Clan genealogy research library


  • 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.