hi johanna, my family too hails from portmagee. my grandmother was O'Connell.a lot of her family settled in Bridgeport,Stratford,Fairfield in Connecticut. my grandmother was Mary O'Connell born 1904,daughter of michael o'connell and joan kennedy.they lived i Lative/portmagee. maybe we are related, my uncle Paddy Corcoran [ son of mary o'connell] gave me some history of the o'connells when i was with him this summer. hope to hear from you soon , gary corcoran.