My FORDs left Ireland in 1830's but right age for Nora FORD's generation. They lived in Ballina, Co Mayo, just north and east of Galway. They were married in Kilmoremoy Parish, which may be of help to you. Married MEARS/MEER and onnected to Pat REDDINGTON, Ann LEACH, GERAGHTY & GRIFFITH in church record. There are still lots of FORDs there...not the same family as FORDE (that is more recently from England). Some from Co Mayo went to England, some to Canada, mine to US. Many from this county went to PA, mine to IL. My dna matches GALLAGHER, FOY, GERAGHTY, KELLY & others.