Tartan questions May 19, 2015 5:16 PM

By : Tiffany

I've learned I am a decendant of Edward Doughtery.

There was a rumor my Mexican roots had ties to Ireland as there was an Irishmen buried in our family cemetary.  After searching, I found much info on Edward Dougherty (born in County Cavan, Ireland on June 9 1819).  He had several children that settled in south Texas after he moved there.  Edward Dougherty died May 25, 1877, buried with all my other ancestors.

I play in a bagpipe and drum band, so I thought that was as close as I would get to wearing a tartan.  Learning much of the Dougherty / Doherty Clan, and where my Irish ancestor was born, I have a few questions:

  • Would it be appropriate for me to purchase a kilt with the Cavan tartan (where Edward was born)?
  • I read Doherty Clan is from Donegal, is it appropriate for me to use that county's tartan?

I would like to represent my roots properly and ask for guidance or any comments anyone has to offer me.


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