Hi Aisling! We haven't met, but my grandmother's mother was Catherine Raftery born in 1867, Tevineena,Charlestown,Ireland and died1953 Lixnow, Mayo, Ireland. As the story goes, my grandmother came over to the States, with her two sisters, at age 19.She met my grandfather, and married him at age 25.Because he was married before, she was dis-owned by her family. I just started researching the family name of O'Connor, but there are so many o'connors, I decided to research the Raftery side. My grandmother's dad was Antonius O'Connor and her mother was Catherine Raftery. Together they had 7 children.(If this information is right!) Don't know if this Raftery is related or not.