I'm looking for information about the Claffys of Rashinagh townland on the outskirts of the Offaly town of Ferbane. John 17??-???? and Mary 1792-1876 (Carroll) Claffy had at least five sons and one daughter, Peter 1814-1888, Patrick 1818-1901, Elizabeth 1820-1905?, John 1823-1905?, Kieran 1828-1910, Thomas 1831-????. Mary died in 1876 leaving Rashinagh to Peter who died in 1888 of a 'suddenly severed spine' as a bachelor. Patrick held the land until his death, also as a bachelor, in 1901 of a lingering illness (five years). John (Jack) Claffy took over Rashinagh in 1901 at the ripe old age of 77. He had previously emigrated to New Zealand via Australia and continued his circumnavigation via America to return to the land of his birth. He, along with his sister Elizabeth Duffy (widow), were listed in the 1901 census for Rashinagh but both failed to appear in the 1911 census. Rashinagh then passed into the hands of a younger John Claffy who I believe came from the townland of Kilnagoolny (next door). Kieran meanwhile had also emigrated to Otago New Zealand and married Ellen Hartstonge 1855-1879 from County Cork. They had two daughters, Mary 1876-1969 and Ellen Agnes 1877-1970 my Great Grandmother. It's the original Rashinagh Claffys that I'd like to find out about more but anyone with any interest please put your two cents worth in.