Peter O'Donoghue

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For the athlete, see Peter O'Donoghue (athlete).
Peter O'Donoghue at the Garter Service

Michael Peter Desmond O'Donoghue (b. 1971) is the current York Herald of Arms in Ordinary at the College of Arms in London.

He was appointed to the office on 31 May 2012, having served as Bluemantle Pursuivant from 2005. After graduating from Cambridge University, O'Donoghue worked for several years as a genealogist and researcher, including time spent as research assistant to two Windsor Heralds—the late Theobald D Mathew and William George Hunt.

With Clive Cheesman, currently the Richmond Herald of Arms in Ordinary, O'Donoghue is the current co-editor of The Coat of Arms, published by The Heraldry Society. The two officers of arms took over that position in 2005 from the late John Brooke-Little, former Clarenceux King of Arms.[1]

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  1. ^ The Coat of Arms. Third Series Volume 1, No 209: Spring 2005.
Heraldic offices
Preceded by
Robert Noel
Bluemantle Pursuivant
2005 – 2012
Preceded by
Henry Paston-Bedingfeld
York Herald
2012 – present