I'm looking for any information on the Direen Family from County Kilkenny, Ireland. Specifically I beleive my line comes from the town of Callan.
I'm looking for any information on the parents of three brothers that came to North America, and any information on those three brothers or their other siblings. The brothers are:
1.John Direen b. abt 1804 Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland - settleed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2.Michael Direen b. abt 1809 Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland - settled in Lewis County New York, United States
3.Edward Direen b. abt 1810 Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland - settled in Illinois, United States
My descendant is Michael Direen. I beleive he married a Mary Fox in New York. Mary was b. abt 1823 in County Limerick, Ireland. In 1850, her younger brother Dennis lived and worked on the farm with the family.
I beleive this may be one branch of the family that also went to New Zeeland.
Any information you can provide would be helpful.