My husband's g/grandfather Thomas Kain/Kane/Keane was born in 1817 in Cratloe co Clare. We believe Thomas's father Michael and mother Ellen Naughton were married there ,and originated from Galway.
My husband has had a DNA test done in December last year.. 2010. So far the first 12 DNA markers has come up as a positive match to Galway, but there will be more results to come.We have come to a dead end in Clare but we are more optimistic that when we continue our search in Galway we will find my husbands g/grandfather's ancestors there. cheers Jenny