very helpful information! I am looking for Feeney's (spelling per first records in USA) and in my grandfather's written history he talks about his grandfather coming from County Sligo or Mayo, your information opens a door as to where they may have come from, (border area?). Family story goes that in late 1830's my gr (x2) grandfather and his father and brothers harassed the British soldiers. They were caught, father hung and his land given to British and 6 brothers given 24 hours to leave or be sent to the penal colony in Australia-I can't substantiate that story any which way YET, smile. Thanks immensely for your advice!