Greetings to all the Aherns in the U.S .A .Some of your family names are a good match for my great grandfather Daniel James Ahern born Kilgubbinet ,Limerick ,February 11th ,1835.Migrated to Australia at age 21.Among his children were my grandfather James Joseph Ahern and Johanna Ahern ,my great aunt.Other children wereDaniel ,Mary ,Michael and Catherine. Can't find any clues as to the location of Kilgubbinet.It could even be in Cork. Daniel was an educated man and got a job teaching children at Mt Ararat in the Nar Nar Goon area in West Gippsland ,Victoria.He was headmaster at Eummemering School until his retirement in 1895. Daniel was interested in greyhound and horse racing and was a leading Catholic layman in his parish of Dandenong where he was secretary of the Hibernian Association for 39 years.Daniel died at the age of 85 on 17 th May 1920. If any of this matches your family tree I would love to hear fromyou.Terry Ahern.