Re: Going to Ireland next week....
I'm also researching the Connaughton/Conerton family.
I found from my great grandmother's marriage record in Jersey City, NJ (1909) that she came from Castlerea, Roscommon, Ireland.Her name was Catherine (Kate) Kelly (father's last name) or Catherine Connaughton (named after her mother).
Through some long and difficult researching I was able to find that her father's name was a John Kelly and her mother's name was Catherine (Bridget?) Connaughton.The best records that I can find through the generosity of a total stranger in Ireland locates a Connaughton/Conerton family in that same area.Her mother's parents names were Patrick Connaughton/Conerton and Catherine Kennedy.
Were you able to have any success in your endeavors?
I was wondering what Connaughton/conerton families still live in that Castlerea area.
Does any of this sound familiar to you or can you spread a little light on that Connaughton family or the area from which they lived?
I hope you took awesome pictures while you there - have you been there before?