In Arles(s) Parish, County Laois, I have a Bridget (Biddy) Mahon born July 12, 1846.Her parents were Patt Mahon & Catherin Mara? (based on other children born to this couple, her maiden name could be Nowlan).Sponsors were Patt Crow & Julia Mahon.
If Nowlan is Catherine's maiden name, then Bridget (Biddy)(1846) had the following siblings: Margaret (1841), James (1844), Ellen (1849), Andrew (1852), another Bridget? (1855), Elizabeth (1857).
The townland of the parents of Biddy (1846) & Elizabeth (1857) was Maidenhead. The townland of the parents of the second Bridget (1855) was Farnan. Farnan & Maidenhead are directly adjacent.Having second child with the same christian name could mean: 1) first child died OR the second Bridget was born to a couple with similar names.
I have some possibilities for Patrick Dowling/Dooling, but the date of birth is different.
I have one Patrick born 1838 (townland Farnan), but I believe he emigrated to Pennsylvania and died without children.
The other closes hit is a Patrick born 1850 (townland Fennesrath - don't know that one) to William Dowling & Mary Dolland/Dollard (sponsor William Graham & Mary Delahunty). William & Mary also had John (1844) & James (1847).There sponsors surnames were Donally, Bambrick, Heferon.