Don't know if they are connected,but my great grandfather James Golden's mother was Anna Scanlon (Scanlan) of Sligo. I think it goes like this: Anna was the daughter of Patrick Scanlon and Mary Nealon. She married (in abt. 1855) Patrick Golden of Sligo(he had three brothers, one of whom was Anthony, don't know about any sisters). Patrick and Anna had four children: James, Thomas, Sally and Elizabeth). James for sure came to the US, married Elizbeth (Lizzie) Langan in Avoca PA in about 1890. Hope it helps.