Hi this is Barbie, this is too much of a coincidence because my Aunt Katie (deceased) said that her dad told her that his dad (could'v been his uncle) died from being kicked in the head by a horse! my great grandfather was a blacksmith and a farmer .. Ballinleg, Kilmactranny,via Boyle, Sligo, I just visited there in Sept 2012, and visited John William McDonagh, and sadly, sadly the Chief McDonagh passed away just days ago!
I will do more research !! I am still piecing together my great grandfather's siblings...
Thanks for responding!
Barbie McGrath Brueski, Norwalk, CT
(but my heart is in Sligo)