My great-great grandfather was Patrick Maroney (Moroney) who was born in County Clare about 1822. He married a woman name Bridget (b about 1830) in Ireland and they had a daughter, Mary Teresa Maroney on 17 Oct 1850. The next spring they emigrated to the US and settled in Elmira, Chemung County, New York.
After emigrating they had Bridget in 1854 and James in 1858. Patrick and the children are found without their mother in the 1860 census. James is not found after 1860. Family stories say the family "fell apart". The father is not found in 1870 but the sisters are usually found near each other for the rest of their lives. Many times Bridget, who did not marry or have children, lived with her sister.
Mary married James Martin Daly (1850-1927) in Elmira.
The census and family stories definitely say the Maroneys were from County Clare but there's no indicated of the actual town. Does anyone know these people or have ideas about how I might find their home town?