Hi Kevin, My mother was Moya Raftery. Her great grandfather Thomas Raftery came to Melbourne Australia about 1840 and had farms here. He was a native of Galway Ireland. His death certificate states his parents were Patrick Raftery and Mary Ganley. Michael Raftery another brother came to Melbourne about 1857 with his wife and 6 children.
I am very interested in all Raftery's and would love to have a copy of your photo and your history. I hope to get to Galway when I retire. Regards Leonard( firstname.lastname@example.org)