My family hails from Gorgallan, Ballyleague. My ancester Thomas John McDermott came to the US to work on the Horseshoe Curve in Pennsylvania. He died on the railroad in 1896. His brother James lived and died in a town called Houtzdale, Pennsylvania. He was a coal miner. Ellen McDermott married a Doran and lived in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Their father is listed as James McDermott who married Mary Nerney. This is in question as a Patrick McDermott also married a Mary Nerney, although James' grave lies next to Ellen's in Pennsylvania.
It is said that many of the siblings stayed behind. Family names related here are Nerney, Beirne, Noone and Doran.
I have quite a history on the American side of the family but am trying to find the Irish connections.