Iwill be away for a couple of weeks but could you e-mail me email@example.com. My Bernard married Mary Ann Lynch in 1878. His father was Michael Carolan. Hugh is another family name as is Margaret, Catherine, Philip, John. They originated from Monaghan. Bernard was a shoemaker. This family is closely connected to Beggans and Lynches but that is as far as I have got at the moment. In the naming paterns of the day it is highly probable that there is a connection. My Bernard would have been born in the late 1850's and his father Michael in the late 1820,s or early 1830's.