My great great grandfather is a Bernard / Brian Higgins. He was born in county Roscommon in c1843 and moved to Pollynoon in Galway. His father was named Martin. Bernard married Mary Fleming born c1851. Their children were John Higgins 1873, Maria 1874, Kate 1876, Bridget 1878, Martin 1882, Norah 1883, Bernard 1885, Margaret Mary 1887, Michael James 1893, William 1896 and Nannie 1891. His son John had his own hotel and appears to have made quite a contribution to Williamstown. Bernard and his wife are buried in Granlahan, Kiltullagh, Roscommon. My great grandmother is Nannie and married William Conneally from Carrownearry. I realise you posted this a long time ago but your post appears to be quite similar to my tree.