Sorry I am only replying now; just discovered this site and joined up.
How are you related to the Carrolls from Rathkeale? My father's side of family were from Cappagh, just north of Rathkeale. I wonder how many Carrolls lived in the area? Perhaps we are from the same branch? Please post a follow up and maybe we can pool our info to see if any common ancestors...my family emigrated to Chicago area in the early 1900s.