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DONEGAN Family History

This is both a royal and noble surname. Recorded in several spelling forms including O'Donegan, Donegan, Dunican, Dungan, and Doonican, this small Irish clan, divided into four branches or septs, originates from the 10th century kings of a region called Fernmhagh, in what is now Coiunty Westmeath. As befits a "royal" family, their numbers, are quite small. In the 20th century only some two hundred families are recorded in the whole of Ireland. This was not so in the seventeenth century and earlier, when the O'Donegans held the manor of Kildrought. Thomas Donegan, from this family being earl of Limerick, and creater of the 1686 Don(e)gan Charter, whereby the city of New York was passed by the Dutch to Britain...

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Hello my great grandfather is also Patrick Donegan named above from Drogheda.


Can anyone tell me anymore about this family. My great grandfather was Patrick Donegan from Drogheda. He was born about 1840s and had a sibling called Margaret. Patrick's father was called Michael Donegan born 1824 and his mother was Margaret Reilly. Michael had a twin brother called Nicholas. Michael and Nicholas parents were John Donegan and Rose Moonan.

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Anybody have information on Simon Peter Donegan, born about 1850 in Dublin Ireland?


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