My sister Katherine made a post back in 2001.Most of what she said was correct (as always), but I now think our Christopher ancestor's parents were Murty Garrahan and Margaret Lawlor.We always thought Christopher came from Roscommon.All I know is that a Murty Garrahan was in the Longford Militia Muster in 1814.If anyone has any info on Murty, Margaret and Christopher, I’d love to know.
Here’s other info I have on our clan:
Garahan Nalla is in Himachal India.Look it up; sounds like a road trip.I have no idea how the place got its name.I was thinking it may be from some missionary work by one of the Garrahan priests (I'm named after one!).
There is a Garraghan Drive in Kingston NY.That’s one of two places I know of where something with our name still has our people there.
The most distinguished place with our name is The Garrahan Hospital is Buenos Aries, Argentina.It is THE pediatric hospital in South America.Besides being humbled by their success, I am a little prouder of the Garrahan doctors ( father and son, I believe) since they spell the name my way.
Another Argentinian was Tom Garrahan who wrote memoirs which are know translated into English.For the sake of the name, I must get the Edmundo Murray book.