I m sure you visited Ballylarkin Freshford when in Kilkenny. It was the Shortall s chief stronghold.The castle is gone but the church is still there, just 100 yards from my house. My granma was Anastasia Shortall. The Leahy s and Fitzgeralds still live just 4miles away in the next parish of Urlingford, so it's more than likely they emigrated from here. The owner of the site of the castle is named White and his mother was Shortall from Clomantagh castle.