O'Donoghue (No.5) family genealogy

ANNALISTS are not clear as to the origin of this family, or the nature of its connection with the great sept of the same name in Kerry, or with any of the same name within the Pale, or in the county Tipperary; but that this was of an intimate character may be judged from the preceding No. 1, No. 2, and No. 3 ("O'Donoghue") genealogies.

In a Manuscript History of Holy Cross Abbey, co. Tipperary, written A.D. 1640, by Father Malachy Harty (now in the possession of the Most Rev. Dr. Croke, Archbishop of Cashel), the following entry occurs at p. 64, in reference to the Cistercian Abbey of Jerpoint, co. Kilkenny:

"Ieriponte. Fundator hujus Abbatiae fuit Donatus O'Donoghe, Regulus, qui magnis redditibus illam locupletavit anno Incarnationis Verbi Divini 1180."


"Jerpoint. The Founder of this Abbey was Donogh O'Donoghe,[1] King, who enriched it with great revenues in the year of the Incarnation of the Divine Word 1180."


[1] O'Donoghe: See Note "O'Donoghue," under the" O'Donoghue (No. 4) pedigree. Rory O'Donocho, a scion of the "O'Donoghue" family, ancient lords of Glenfesk, in the county Kerry, settled in the county Meath, in the Commonwealth period, and there married Edith Rothwell, and had issue.