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* Irene Cecily OConner

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The O'Conner Don Family

à Diagac aon cabair. (From God, All Hope)



Family History:
The first known O'Conner Don in existence was Conchobhar, King of Connacht (d.970). He had six children and in turn each of his children had six children. Thus began the O'Conner Don family tree.

The O'Conner Don family was actually quite tolerant of those who were mixed blood or even muggleborn all the way up until the 1300s. Up until this century, the O'Conner Dons were gifted in Potions, Herbology, Divination, and Healing in general and would go out of their way to help those that needed help, muggles, witches/wizards, or halfbloods.

However, one December day in 1310, several of the O'Conner Don family members ended up being massacred by the very muggles they had tried to help when the illness the early O'Conner relatives had tried to help with healing magic and herbs hadn't worked. Those very people, all muggles, who had suffered from the illness and had asked for assistance hadn't gotten completely better (even though there had been some improvement) turned on the O'Conner family. They claimed they were evil witches and wizards in cahoots with the devil and there was an outrage in the village in Connacht where those relatives lived, ten of the O'Conner relatives, children included were murdered.

Four, however did escape the massacre and joined up with other relatives and told their story as well as wrote it down. And well ever since then, the O'Conner Don family has used a countless number of wards, charms, defensive, and yes perhaps some magic deemed less than ethical to protect themselves from muggles and which is a main reason they frowned down upon muggles and never willingly spoke to them, socialize with them, or anyone who has muggle blood in them. They do tolerate halfbloods, only because they need to in order to remain influential. It isn't a story anyone outside the O'Conner clan knows. But it does explain a lot.

Typically the males of this family get involved in Law and/or Politics in the magical world,  and the women are expected to be the ideal wife, mother, and socialite, and to wed into other powerful wizarding pureblood families, but there are exceptions. If the men don't get involved in law or politics, they often pursue academic pursuits such as wizarding anthropology or become professors.  This family is known for having a ton of children because they fear dying out and losing their influence.
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