My grandfather was James Joseph Whelehan, he had three brothers, Joseph, Andrew and John, and two sisters called Bridget and Catherine (I think) although she was known as Cissy - perhaps it was actually Cecilia?).My greatfather was called James Joseph Whelehan too. They lived in Montrath , Westmeath.Tyrrellspass was probably the nearest village. My grandfather, James Joseph moved Liverpool in the 1920s.My greatgrandfather was married to Catherine Hogan. I think she was from Offaly. Montrath is very near the Offaly county border.Their cousins were the Dunne family (it may have been spelt Dunn?) They lived locally too according to my father.His cousins were Matty and Paddy.
Bridget and Cissie lived in Bray eventually, but had no children.