O'Dochartaigh Reunion

O'Dochartaigh Reunion 2020 - Postponed due to COVID-19

Our Clann Reunion Coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, on behalf of the O’Dochartaigh Reunion Committee, issued a press release 07 May 2020, "Global Government Restrictions Require Postponement of the 2020 O’Dochartaigh Worldwide Reunion". Due to government restrictions, the 2020 O’Dochartaigh Worldwide Reunion, scheduled from 23 - 28 July 2020, has been postponed until further notice. Please see http://odochartaighreunion.com/ for the full announcement and more details. Below you will find some details about the original 2020 reunion planned, but please be aware all this has changed–it is provided for informational purposes only.

Visit the place where almost everyone is an Ó Doherty! Where? None other than the Ó Dochartataigh homeland, Inishowen in County Donegal, Ireland! Our next clan gathering, July 23 - 28, 2020, is a 6-day long event held in Inishowen, Co. Donegal and Derry City, Co. Derry. Please visit the the Ó Dochartaigh Clan Reunion website www.odochartaighreunion.com to learn more about the schedule of events, tips on travel & lodging, get yourself registered for the Reunion, and learn more about the history of our Clan Reunions through the decades. There will be many of your fellow clanfolk happy to see your smiling face come July 2020.

Our current Reunion Chairman John V. Doherty, Reunion Coordinator Eva Doherty Gremmert, and many of the volunteers have had years of experience organizing this event which is sure to be memorable. Highlighted events of the 2020 Reunion include:

  • Banquets & BBQ

  • Ceili band with Irish folk songs and dances

  • Clann Genealogy Forum

  • Traditional market village fair

  • Scenic Inishowen Donegal Bus Tour

  • Derry city walking tour

This upcoming Worldwide Ó Dochartaigh Reunion is 35 years since the first gathering was held in 1985. Since the early 1980s, a dedicated group of Ó Dochartaigh volunteers in Ireland have been organizing the worldwide Clann Reunion. Although exact numbers aren't available from 1985, over 2000 visitors were in attendance. Subsequent reunions were held in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2015. 2008 was out of the 5 year rotation and was held to honor the last Gaelic Chieftain, Cahir Rua Ó Dogherty who was killed in 1608.

Photos From Past Ó Dochartaigh Reunions

Photos kindly provided courtesy of our Reunion Coordinator, Eva Doherty Gremmert, and her husband, Arden Gremmert.

Click the thumbnails below to open the photos in a larger viewer!

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.