My name is Sandra Granahan-Espinosa and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As far as I know, we are the only Granahans in Canada.
I have really NO idea where my family came from in Ireland, but I know they originally had the name McGranahan (not sure of the spelling) and when they had a family feud, part of the family left Ireland for Scotland and settled in the area of Glasgow/Hamilton/Glasford.
My Great Grandfather was Peter Granahan married to Mary (nee Dawson) Granahan and they had five children - Matthew (my grandfather), William, Edward, John and Christine.
The reason I think my branch of the family may be from Mayo is that the given "Christian" names, like Peter and Matthew, are the same as the ones from Mayo.
I have also been in touch with Peter McGranahan who lives in Australia, and when they sent me photos of their family, I was stunned to see that the children were exact images of my brother and me at that age. It was then that I knew we were related.
Anyways, I hope you will write - my email address is: ForeverEastYork@yahoo.ca
Bye for now,