I sure don't see many people searching the BROSNAHAN surname in Cork.
My gg grandfather, John Wm. Brosnahan(b.1828-1838) married Julia Stokes(b.1828-1838). I am guessing that John and Julia were married around 1858.
They had these children: Patrick J.(b.1858), Benjamin(twin of Patrick, b.1858), Ellen(b.Aug1860), Bridget(b.?), Hannah(b.?), Thomas(b.6Mar1866), Julia(b.7Sept1868), Michael J.(b.1877).
This family has been found in records in the Tullylease, Milford area of Cork.
It's possible that Thomas never immigrated. I don't have any proof that John Wm. and Julia did either.
Patrick J., Benjamin, Ellen and Michael J. all immigrated to the U.S. The 1st three came around 1882 and Michael J. came around 1890.
The two siblings, Julia and Bridget were believed to be in the order of the "Sisters of Mercy" and ended up in Brisbane, Australia, as did the other sibling, Hannah, who married and had children. Hannah had a daughter with the married name of "Mrs.Cleary".
I would sure like to correspond with other people who are researching the "BROSNAHAN"(Bresnahan, Brusnihan)surname. Also, any connections with Julia Stokes(b.1828-1838) who may have had a brother by the name of Benjamin Stokes.
I have a lot of info on the ones who came to the U.S., if you think this family connects to yours, that I would like to trade or share with info. for the ancestors in Ireland.