My grandmother is Arlene McCoach married Harry Starck in NY many years ago. My Grandfather died in 1990 though. My grandmother used to tell me a story of her family coming over to the US on a Scooner. I believe she said it did come from Donegal, Ireland, but I am not posative. I will call her and see if she remembers. She is in poor health and has alsthimers though.