This is from a note from my mother... "My father's name was Michael Joseph Lyons. He came from Kilrush, County Clare.I think he was the 6th child of 7. I'm not sure of his father's name. You'll probably remember that when we visited the old farmhouse in Moyadda (sp?) they told us that 4 generations had lived in that house. My father's mother's maiden name was Carey. I have a cousin (my father's niece) who lives in North Carolina. I could ask her if she knows anything else. She is the daughter of my father's youngest sister who died very young (in her 30s) leaving three little girls. They lived in Edinburough, Scotland.