I am in New Jersey, USA. I suppose it is possible the two were brothers but I have no access to records that would confirm this. I have Irish relatives that went to England in the 1840-50's and they are easier to track. The English kept very detailed records. It's almost as if they didn't feel the Irish in Ireland were worth the effort. I hope that there are still old parish records that can be used to piece this all together. I still think that more of us than not are related as we travel back in our trees.