Saw your message....
I'm wondering if your Minogues were from "my" part of Clare (very close to Galway). My ggggrandmother and most of her children came to CT in the 1880s'. Settling in Middletown. Later, some moved to Brooklyn (to relatives??). She was Mary Nolan Minogue, married to John Minogue. Children: (not in order of birth) John, Catherine, Hanora, Margaret, Annie, Bridget, ?? (Can't remember just now...)
Would be glad to find a connection!