According to some sketchy history, Patsy Cunniffe of Carranthomas, Dunmore, Co. Galway married Peig Healy of Russeltown, Milltown co Galway. A sister of Peig Healy was married to Tom Concannon of Shanballymore, Dunmore, Co Galway. Tommy Cunniffe, son of Patsy and Peig, married, in Carranthomas, Catherine Brennan, daughter of Johny Brennan, Chequerhill, Dunmore and Sally Rabbitte, Gortaleam, Dunmore. They had eight children, 7 daughters and a son. A few of the family were born in Carranthomas, the rest in Shanballymore, as they inherited that holding form Tom Concannon, who had no family of his own. Other Cunniffes in the Carranthomas locality were Mickey Bawn Cunniffe and family, first cousin of Tommy Cunniffe; Thomasheen Johny Cunniffe on western end of Carranthomas, and the Peter Mhairteen Cunniffe a little further west. A sister of Tommy Cunniffe married a Greally in this same locality. So did a sister of Catherine (Brennan), Bridget Brennan married a Johny Clancy in a house where Fallon's Barns now stands. They had a small ship there. Another sister of Catherine was Sara, married to Pat Brennan of Liskeavey, Milltown, Co. Galway.
The family of Tommy Cunniffe and Catherine Brennan (1843-1932) were: Margaret (1870-1943), married to Patrick Delaney of Carrowkeeel, Tulrahan, Co Mayo and lived in Carranthomas. Mickey (1871-1911) who drowned in lower Shanballymore after from a sidecar on the way home from Ballyhaunis. Foul play was suspected as he was mixed up in Fenian Movement, etc. Molly (1872-1955), had a millinery business in Tuam, Dublin and London where she died, unmarried. Delia (1874-19??), married to Patrick Fallon, Ballyroe, Kilconly, in Carranthomas. They had three children, Patrick, Michael, and Tommy. Sara (1876-1957) Educated in Mercy Convent, Tuam. A Primary school teacher, taught for some time in Mercy Convent, Tuam, and the rest of her life in a Shanballymore school. She died unmarried. Nora (1878-1966) educated in Roscommon Convent, a lace teacher, kept house in Dublin, long retirement in Shanballymore, died unmarried. Lizzy (Elizabeth) (1881-194?) educated in St Louis' Convent, Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. She worked in a millinery business in Ballyhaunis where she met Tommy Winston of Ballinlough, Co Roscommon. They went to the USA, married in Washington, DC, and had one son, Thomas Joseph Winston, Jr. Kitty (1884-1944)educated in Kiltimagh Convent, settled in Dublin where she married Jimmy Gleeson of Carrowkeel, Dunmore. They had three children, Maureen, Paddy, and Michael.
Seems like a lot, but I am looking for anyone who knows about any of these persons. My grandmother was Lizzy.