O'Donnell dynasty

O'Donnell
Parent houseCenél Conaill / Uí Néill
CountryKingdom of Tyrconnell
Founded13th (5th) century
FounderConall Gulban
Current headFr. Hugh Ambrose O'Donel, O.F.M.
Heir apparent: The 7th Duke of Tetuan
Final rulerRory Ó Donnell, King of Tyrconnell
TitlesCenél Conaill:

O'Donnell:

International titles:

Cadet branchesO'Donell von Tyrconnell

The O'Donnell dynasty (Irish: Ó Dónaill or Ó Domhnaill or Ó Doṁnaill; derived from the Irish name Domhnall, which means "ruler of the world", Dónall in modern Irish) were an ancient and powerful Irish family, kings, princes and lords of Tyrconnell (Tír Chonaill in Irish, now County Donegal) in early times, and the chief allies and sometimes rivals of the O'Neills in Ulster.

Naming conventions

Male Daughter Wife (Long) Wife (Short)
Ó Domhnaill Ní Dhomhnaill Bean Uí Dhomhnaill Uí Dhomhnaill
Ó Dómnaill Ní Dhónaill Bean Uí Dhónaill Uí Dhónaill