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The Doherty family (Clann Ua DochartaigNorthern Uí Néill (a.k.a. Dochartaigh and Dhochartaigh)) is an Irish clan based in County Donegal in the north of the island of Ireland. [1]

31 relations: Anglicisation, Battle of Kilmacrennan, Buncrana, Burning of Derry, Cahir O'Doherty, Carrickabraghy Castle, Chief of the Name, Clan, County Donegal, Doherty (surname), Donegal, Early Irish law, Flight of the Earls, George Paulet, Inishowen, Ireland, Irish clans, Irish diaspora, Irish nobility, Irish royal families, Meic Lochlainn, Niall of the Nine Hostages, Northern Uí Néill, O'Doherty's Rebellion, O'Neill dynasty, Plantations of Ireland, Primogeniture, Sept, Tanistry, Terence Francis MacCarthy, Uí Néill.


Anglicisation or anglicization, also Englishing, is the process of converting anything to more "English" norms.

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Battle of Kilmacrennan

The Battle of Kilmacrennan was a skirmish fought near Kilmacrennan, County Donegal in 1608 during O'Doherty's Rebellion.

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Buncrana is a town in County Donegal, Ireland.

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Burning of Derry

The Burning of Derry took place on 19 April 1608 during O'Doherty's Rebellion when Sir Cahir O'Doherty led a force of rebels to storm Derry in Ulster.

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Cahir O'Doherty

Sir Cahir O'Doherty (Cathaoir Ó Dochartaigh; 1587–1608) was the last Gaelic Lord of Inishowen in north-west Ireland.

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Carrickabraghy Castle

Carrickabraghy (Carraig Brachai) Castle stands on a rocky outcrop at the north-western extremity of The Isle of Doagh, at the head of Pollan Bay, in the parish of Clonmany, in the Barony (Ireland) of Inishowen, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.

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Chief of the Name

The Chief of the Name, or in older English usage Captain of his Nation, is the recognised head of a family or clan (clann in Irish and Scottish Gaelic).

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A clan is group of people united by actual or perceived kinship and descent.

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County Donegal

County Donegal (pronounced or; Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in Ireland.

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Doherty (surname)

Doherty is an Irish surname and an Irish clan.

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Donegal or Donegal Town is a town in County Donegal, Ireland.

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Early Irish law

Early Irish law, also called Brehon law, comprised the statutes which governed everyday life in Early Medieval Ireland.

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Flight of the Earls

The Flight of the Earls (Imeacht na nIarlaí / Teitheadh na nIarlaí) took place on 14 September 1607, when Hugh Ó Neill of Tír Eóghain (Tyrone), Rory Ó Donnell of Tír Chonaill (Tyrconnell) and about ninety followers left Ireland for mainland Europe.

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George Paulet

Sir George Paulet (1553–1608), also known as Pawlet or Powlet, was the son of Sir George Paulet (died 1558) of Crondall, Hampshire, brother of William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester, and his third wife, Elizabeth, daughter of William Windsor, 2nd Baron Windsor.

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Inishowen is a peninsula in County Donegal, Ireland.

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Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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Irish clans

Irish clans are traditional kinship groups sharing a common surname and heritage and existing in a lineage based society prior to the 17th century.

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Irish diaspora

The Irish diaspora (Diaspóra na nGael) refers to Irish people and their descendants who live outside Ireland.

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Irish nobility

Irish nobility refers to persons who fall into one or more of the following categories of nobility.

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Irish royal families

The Irish Royal Families were dynasties who ruled large overkingdoms and smaller petty kingdoms on the island of Ireland over the last two millennia.

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Meic Lochlainn

The Meic Lochlann, also known as the Mic Lochlainn, and the Mac Lochlainn family, were a leading branch of the Cenél nEógain, who were in turn a segment of the Uí Néill.

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Niall of the Nine Hostages

Niall Noígíallach (Old Irish "having nine hostages"), or in English, Niall of the Nine Hostages, was a prehistoric Irish king, the ancestor of the Uí Néill family that dominated Ireland from the 6th to the 10th century.

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Northern Uí Néill

The Northern Uí Néill is the name given to several dynasties in north-western medieval Ireland that claimed descent from a common ancestor, Niall of the Nine Hostages.

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O'Doherty's Rebellion

O'Doherty's Rebellion took place in 1608 when the landowner Sir Cahir O'Doherty began an uprising against the authorities in the north-west of Ireland.

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O'Neill dynasty

The O'Neill dynasty (Ó Néill) is a group of families, ultimately all of Irish Gaelic origin, that have held prominent positions and titles in Ireland and elsewhere.

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Plantations of Ireland

Plantations in 16th and 17th century Ireland were the confiscation of land by the English crown and the colonisation of this land with settlers from England (particularly the Border Counties) and the Scottish Lowlands.

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Primogeniture is the right, by law or custom, of the firstborn male child to inherit the family estate, in preference to siblings (compare to ultimogeniture).

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A sept is an English word for a division of a family, especially of a Scottish or Irish family.

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Tanistry was a Gaelic system for passing on titles and lands.

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Terence Francis MacCarthy

Terence Francis MacCarthy (born 21 January 1957), formerly self-styled Tadhg V, The MacCarthy Mór, Prince of Desmond and Lord of Kerslawny, is a genealogist, historian, and writer.

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Uí Néill

The Uí Néill (Irish pronunciation:, descendants of Niall) are Irish and Scottish dynasties who claim descent from Niall Noigiallach (Niall of the Nine Hostages), a historical King of Tara who died about 405.

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Clann Ua Dochartaig, Dochartach, Dochartaigh, Dogherty, Doherty Clan, Doherty clan, Doherty family, O Dochartaigh, O Dogherty, O'Dogherty, Ó Dochartaigh.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O'Doherty_family

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