I've just returned to the states after living in Ireland (Co.Kerry) for nearly five years. I did a bit of family research. Most of what I now concerns the Pynes in Co's Cork and Clare. If I can help anyone feel free to e-mail me. If I don't have the answer I can put you in touch with someone who can. By the way: in Ireland our name is known as a "planter" name. Also, the first record of our name in Co. Cork is in 1599.