Thanks for all the research you did on my behalf. I am wondering about my great-grandma because she is not one of the four children listed. There were several other children who are also missing.
Her name was Jane. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, she was born in March of 1866. Supposedly, there were around 12 children. Her known siblings were: Margaret, William, Hannah, Martin, Ellen, Anna, Nellie, Mary. We know for sure that Jane, Anna, Nellie, Mary, and Margaret came to the U.S. William stayed in Ireland and continued blacksmithing. Not sure about Martin. He many have ended up out West. That's the rumor but no facts. There were other brothers too, whose names we don't know, who went to Australia. The dates you listed for the four children are the same ones I have, so they are probably the same family. The Irish records are so haphazard, though, that it's hard to be sure.
Anyway, I will keep looking. One day, I might break down and pay to see the information when I know with more certainty that this is the right family.
Again, I appreciate the time you took to look this up for me! Thank you!!!