I won't be adding anything except that i am hot on the trail of my Ellen FOLEY in St John's or Little Bay, Newfoundland!, born about 1850s. She married first patrick MADDICKS, then a John Roberts, and I have found 3-4 of her children. Still waiting for some data from the NF & L genealogical Society. One daughter married Patrick Lane; Their daughter, Helen (Nellie b 1905) married william Shea, and I am in contact with their son Robert Shea, in MA.
I am interested in sharing FOLEY data in hopes I can share in your joy back to Ireland!