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The O'Dochartaigh Association is a volunteer run organization with a decentralized governing board of up to 15 directors who elect a president, vice-president(s), treasurer and secretary(ies) as officers of the corporation.
Each director is a chairperson or co-chairperson on a committee (work team) that dynamically leads that team to accomplish their goals, pulls support from and assists other work teams, as well as brings the needs of their team to other directors and officers.
The talents of every member are focused on discovering our roots, every ancestor and our family stories.  Along the way we hope to acquaint distant cousins and find living descendents in the beautiful and magestic country called Ireland.

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Our Mission Statement

The O’Dochartaigh Clann Association, has been formed to enrich the lives of those wishing to learn more about their Irish heritage.


Specifically, the Association will:


        Collect, organize, maintain, archive and share genealogical data on all individuals descending from O’Dochartaigh families by right of birth, adoption or fosterage;

        Collect and maintain a database of information related to Clan O’Dochartaigh, Inishowen, Donegal and Ireland in general, including a database of members and member information;

        Maintain an Association website on which members can find and exchange information about genealogy, Irish culture, Irish history and other related topics;

        Publish an Association newsletter on at least a semi-annual basis;

        Assist, where possible, in researching, discovering, restoring, protecting and purchasing relics, archeological finds, ancient artifacts and antiques that may relate to Clan O’Dochartaigh;

        Compile, document and publish the history of Clan O’Dochartaigh;

        Construct and maintain memorials for persons and sites connected to Clan O’Dochartaigh;

        Promote comradery amongst the members of Clan O’Dochartaigh by encouraging social events, reunions and other gatherings on a local basis and at least every five years on a worldwide scale in Ireland;

        Promote tourism in Ireland, especially in Inishowen and those areas of Donegal and Derry that are closely linked to Clan O’Dochartaigh, to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of our related clans and our Irish heritage.


We are here to help and encourage one another.  Harming or deriding another member is not tolerated.  We want to protect each member and the great collaboration we now have.