I have found that most of the Hehir's came from County Clair on the West coast of Ireland. I believe that there is some connection to Fr. Hehir and my family. I found a Pittsburgh newspaper about Father Hehir's death when I helped clean out the family house in Oil City Pa. in the late 1990's. My family (now spelled Heher) came from an area around Milltown-Mulbay. When I visited Ireland a few years ago, I found that the Hehir's were still located in that area.