Hello Eimer and John, I hope you don’t mind my intruding in your chat. My name is Steve Foley from Boston, MA. I don’t know if any of this information will be of use to either of you or ring any bells but there’s no harm in sharing. Geneaology is, I guess, a team sport. Like many Folans, our name was changed to “Foley” at some stage in America. I have been researching my Folan/Foley family line for some time now and have discovered a link to Taughmore, Galway. The earliest I can trace back my Folans is to the 1840’s. My gg grandfather, John Folan (born abt. 1820), married a Margaret Flaherty in Knocknagreana, Furbo in 1842. One of their sons, Murtagh Folan (born in Knocknagreana), married a Julia Clancy (daughter of Thomas Clancy [and possibly Mary Dillane]) from Taughmore in 1889. I know from my research that there were several Folans in Taughmore and, subsequently, I am exploring the possible connections to my line. Another of John Folan’s sons, Andrew (married Mary Griffin from Cappagh, Barna), is my great grandfather. He settled in Boston in the 1880’s. I am also aware of many Folans having settled in Portland, ME and Norwood, MA but, in spite of copious notes, have been unable to connect the dots. Thanks for reading. Peace.