I am also researching the GUINANE family. My grandfather was John J. GUINANE, b. in December, l866. His father was also John GUINANE, married to Mary Curry. I have been unable to find his birth even though it should have been recorded and at this point I believe I have been searching in the wrong county. Family lore said he came from Ennis in County Clare but I am beginning to think he might have been born in County Limerick and then the family moved to County Clare. I have a lot of information from l890 (when he emigrated to New York State) but have little on his family. I do know he had a sister named Mary GUINANE and also Ann GUINANE, both of whom came to New York State. Do you have any more information on your grgrandfather's family? Any connections?