Hell Barry. Bit out of date, but my grandfather was James Patrick Ward who sounds like the same Family of 8 children fron Carrickmacross. Bridget, Mary ring a bell. He moved to Australia and lived in Benalla until his passing in the late 60's erly 70's. My sister has all the info if you need a contact. My father was also named Jimmy and I have named my eldest boy James Patrick Ward to keep the tradition alive.