My Fitzgerald ancestors originated between Newcastle West and Rathkeale, Cty. Limerick, about 1825. I have found a separate line of Fitzgeralds who originated in Tralee, Cty. Kerry, some 30 miles from Newcastle. I have been advised that the famous Kennedy Fitzgeralds originated in a small town called Bruff, some 20 miles from Rathkeale. I know that Fitzgerald is a very common name in that area, but I am wondering if anyone has connected any of the families in the late 1700's or early 1800's.