News Irish News

Sunday 24 September 2017

O'Donnell clan reunion to host Spanish royals

Greg Harkin

SPANISH royalty and direct descendants of one of Ireland's greatest earls are set to return for a clan reunion.

Three O'Donnell brothers from Spain, Carlos, Marques de Altamira; Hugo, Marques de las Salinas and Alfonso, Count de Lucena, are all sons of Hugo O'Donnell, the 7th Duke of Tetuan and a Grandee of Spain.

They will attend the O'Donnell Clan Gathering in Donegal this August.

Vincent O'Donnell, head of the clan in Donegal, is delighted his Spanish cousins will be making the journey home.

"They are descended from Joseph O'Donnell (1722 – 1787) who emigrated from Mayo to the continent, eventually arriving in Spain," said Vincent.

Irish Independent

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News