Hi Stephen, thanks again for the info but I guess we won't have any Delaney's in common because mine were, as you know, from Ballinakill, Queens County.
Today I had a bit of luck in that I 'found' who my dad's aunt Mary Delaney (b.Liverpool) married and was able to find them on the 1901 census records.
This means now that I have the surname BYRNE to add to our list.
I've just had a question printed/answered in Your Family Tree Magazine, April issue, regarding my maternal grandfather b. London and served WW1 Kings Liverpool Regt, which is also very helpful so I've just emailled the copy to my brothers in Liverpool and New Zealand.
Good luck with your research.Keep on keeping on, as my mum's 73 year old cousin always says!