Hello Maggie and other participants,
I believe I am also related to you via Bartholomew Murphy. My maternal Grandfather is Bartholomew Murphy, born September 4, 1894, in Castleisland. His parents are Patrick Murphy and Brigid Prindiville, who were married on March 1, 1892. Patrick was from Lighthouse and his father is Bartholomew ( do not know the dates). Brigid was from Kilcusnan and her father is Timothy Prendiville. I have found a birth record for a Patrick Murphy, born in 1864, also in Lighthouse. His father is Bartholomew Murphy and his mother is Catherine McCarthy. Would this be the same Bartholomew you refer to? Another post on this thread referred to Bartholomew's wife as Bridget or Brigid, not Catherine. My Grandfather emigrated to the Chicago area and married Bridget O'Sullivan, who was from Cahirsiveen, but they met and married in the U.S. Please let me know what you think about this connection to the Bartholomew Murphy you discuss. Thank you very much.