The Parish sent me copies of come records, but could not find a marriage for John and Kate in 1850. They found one in 1838, which makes sense because they had their first two children in 1838 and 1843. The records are saved under John McDonnell in my tree and are partially written in latin...ie., John is Joannis. What I can't tell is if any of the other names identified could be his parents. I believe the names under testes are witnesses. The irishgenealogy.ie records show parents as NR.
Thanks for all of this information, I'm going to go through it and see if I can make a connection. I'm also going to forward to a friend in Ireland who connects with my family through Connor/O'Connor. I'll let you know if something turns up. Jerru