Patti: There has to be a connection. I mean, how many Tierney's could there be in County Galway? My great grandmother is Margaret Mary O'Halloran born 21 Feb 1878, Inishbofin, Co. Galway,Ireland. Her parents are Margaret TIERNEY (died @ 1885) and Joseph O'Halloran who was born on Inishbofin also. That is all I know! Please help.