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It's no use! I told you we should've gone to my mother's house.— Mrs. Donoghue

Mrs. Donoghue was a resident of Sanctuary Hills in 2077 prior to the Great War. Post-War, she has become a feral ghoul by 2287.


Mrs. Donohue was once a neighbor of the Sole Survivor. When the effects of the Great War hit Massachusetts, she and her husband were among those rushing to get inside Vault 111; they were denied entry by Vault-Tec staff and armed soldiers. Remembering they never secured a place they informed the Sole Survivor that it was absolutely necessary to have applied, meanwhile they were helpless outside the gates to the vault. Despair eventually set in and they would swiftly find themselves in the midst of nuclear devastation. They survived but underwent ghoulification and ultimately became feral. 210 years later she still roams the Commonwealth and Boston alongside her husband.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

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This character is involved in random encounters.

Named Feral Ghouls

Other interactions

Mrs. Donoghue, can be found as part of a Named Feral Ghouls random encounter with several other ghoulified pre-War citizens. The encounter with Mrs. Donoghue and the other ghouls can repeat, even if the Sole Survivor has killed them previously. These ghouls will level up with the player character, and may even change from one type of ghoul to a stronger type with each reincarnation, making them potentially extremely dangerous. They will always spawn together and re-spawn sporadically, meaning that even if the Sole Survivor falls to them in battle, defeats them, or if one simply reloads a prior autosave or quicksave, they won't be in the same place.


Apparel Weapon Other items On death
Summer shorts Wonderglue


Mrs. Donoghue appears only in Fallout 4.