Hi. Our first Purcell ancestor in Canada, John Purcell, came to Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia in the late 18th, early 19th century. He was born in Carlow Ireland in 1777.Can anyone help me with information on Purcell's in Carlow. Most Purcell's in Ireland seem to have been in Tipperary and Kilkenny. I have a fairly complete descendancy from John Purcell in Canada on our web site - http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dave.purcell/purgeneo.htm - but am seeking information from before his coming here.