I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,800,000 surviving rcds for abt 70% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800. Cos. Donegal and Derry were recently added to the database.
Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 30%.
Note 2 - Only 1/2 of Co. Cork's rcds are in this database.
Note 3 - The RC church kept control over most parish rcds from Tipperary (north). These are ONLY available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome).
For James McGinty B 1856 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with a father forenamed Bernard, I found only 1 rcd, 1859, Co. Louth.
For Bernard McGinty M 1852 +/- 5 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, I found 1 rcd, 1853, Co. Louth.
For Mary Eves M ditto, I found NO matching rcds. This casts doubt on the rcds found for Bernard and James.
The above infers the rcds didn't survive, or haven't been transcribed yet. Suggest you wait until the database is more complete.
Google the Foundation's name to lead you to this database. Register, opt to be notified as rcds are added and browse. Pls post your search results to my genforum msg.