Information on the Web about Sir Cahir O'Doherty
These links are mostly to books which can be read online. Some of them at Google Books can be downloaded for free. You can search for text in the online versions but not in the downloaded file.
The Dictionary of National Biography pages 874-876. An good bio and history.
From The Montgomery Manuscripts: (1603-1706).
The Fate and Fortunes of Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, and Rory O’Donel, Earl of Tyrconnel; Their Flight from Ireland, their Vicissitudes Abroad, and their death in Exile, by Rev. C.P. Meehan, 1870. Type "Cahir" into the "Search in this Book" field in the right-hand column. There are about 30 pages of references.
O'Doherty's Rebellion in the Annals of the Four Masters.
Bio and history at Library Ireland.
Urban legends aren't new. Here's one about the reward for killing Cahir O'Doherty.
BBC discussion including a segment on Cahir O'Doherty.
Cahir O'Doherty page at The Flight of the Earls website.
The Irish rebellion of 1641: with a history of the events which led up to and succeeded it. This book is very critical of O'Doherty and gives a theory about his death which is contradicted by the official records.
The Land War in Ireland by James Godkin, 1870.
The Broken Sword of Ulster by Richard Cuninghame, 1904.
Irish Pedigrees by O'Hart. Click on the search results at right.
An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster by George Hill, 1877.
Highways and Byways in Donegal and Antrim, by Stephen Lucius Gwynn, 1903. A few mentions of O'Doherty, good overall description of the landmarks and history of the area.
The Famous Cities of Ireland by Stephen Lucius Gwynn, 1915. A few mentions of O'Doherty.
Dublin: A Historical and Topographical Account of the City by Samuel A. Ossory Fitzpatrick, 1907. A short mention.
Illustrations, Historical and Genealogical, of King James's Irish Army List (1689) Vol. 2 by John D'Alton, 1861. See p.377 et seq.
Dictionary of Ulster Biography by Kate Newmann. 1993. Short bio.
A concise View of the Origin, Constitution and Proceedings, of the Honorable Society of the Governor and Assistants of the New Plantation in Ulster within the Realm of Ireland (1832). Report of the inquisition which took O'Doherty's land away after the rebellion.
An Historical Account of the Macdonnells of Antrim: Including Notices of Some Other Septs, Irish and Scottish by Rev. George Hill, 1873. A footnote on p.219 quotes a threatening letter from Paulet to O'Doherty.
The annals of Derry: Showing the Rise and Progress of the Town from the Earliest Accounts on Record to the Plantation Under King James I by Robert Simpson, 1847.
Sketches in Ireland: Descriptive of Interesting, and Hitherto Unnoticed Districts in the North and South by Caesar Otway, 1827.
Northern Tourist, Or Stranger's Guide to the North and North-West of Ireland by Phillip Dixon, 1830.
Historical Memoirs of the City of Armagh by James Stewart, 1900.
Stolen Waters: A Page in the Conquest of Ulster by Timothy Michael Healy, 1913.
An 1887 poem about O'Doherty with historical footnotes.
An 1857 poem about O'Doherty.
'The rebellion of Sir Cahir O'Doherty and its legal aftermath by F.W. Harris, Irish Jurist, ns, 15:2 (1980), 298-325. Not viewable online.
The Rebellion of Sir Cahir Roe O'Doherty, A.D. 1608. By S Scott. Not viewable online unfortunately.