I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,000,000 surviving rcds for abt 65% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800.
Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 35%.
Note 2 - Only 1/2 of Co. Cork's rcds are in this database.
Note 3 - The RC church kept control over most parish rcds from Tipperary (north). These are ONLY available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome).
For Ellen Feehan B 1866 +/- 4 yrs in Co. Mayo with a father forenamed John, I found 2 rcds: 1866 Islandeady CP, and 1866 Oughaval RC parish. One of these MAY be for your ancestor - no guarantee.
For Cat(herine) Geraghty M 1857 +/- 4 yrs in Co. Mayo, I found 4 rcds: 1856, 2-1858, and 1859.
For John Feehan M ditto, I found 0 rcds.
You may want to try and earlier search range for the M rcds.
Google the Foundation's name to lead you to this database. Register, opt to be notified as rcds are added and browse. Pls post your search results to my genforum msg.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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