Ó Dorchaidhe

Rev Patrick Woulfe

Ó DORCHAIDHE—IO Doroghie, O Dorichie, O Dorchie, Dorcey, Darkey, Darcy, (D'Arcy); 'descendant of Dorchaidhe' (dark-man); the name (1) of a branch of the Ui Fiachrach, who were chiefs of the extensive district of Partry, to the west of Lough Mask, Co. Mayo; and (2) of a branch of the Ui Maine in Co. Galway. Both families are still well represented. At the end of the 16th century, the name was also found in nearly every county in Munster, and in Kildare and Carlow. It is now nearly everywhere anglicised Darcy or D'Arcy, which disguises the Irish origin of the family.

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