|Republic of Ireland (green) and Northern Ireland (peach) |
County Kilkenny in darker green
Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland
|Johnstown and Freshford, County Kilkenny|
Johnstown and Freshford are about thirteen kilometers (eight miles) apart. While Dennis and Catherine did not marry in Ireland, they certainly hailed from the same general area. No source has yet identified an exact birthplace for Dennis Buggy, so searching Irish records at this point is a questionable endeavor. Still, the Freshford parish records are available on microfilm and beg to be examined. It's worth a try, especially since we now have a probable date of birth (11 June 1830).