In an effort to try and find my great-grandmother Catherine CURLEY, supposedly born Loughrea around 1860, I came across a Mary DELANEY apparently born 1820 Claddagh, Galway, Galway in 1820.The Irish routinely under-estimated their age by up to 10 years. She spent time in New York and had children there but had come back to Galway by 1901 and died there September 1911. I realise that this differs from the Death that you have but there are so many contradictions in this lady's story that I wonder if it is possible that they are one and the same?
I can find no records anywhere for my Catherine CURLEY anywhere but DNA results led to my research of LYNCHS who moved between the Loughrea area and Galway Town.
The Mary DELANEY that I have researched had a LYNCH connection but not I think to "my" LYNCHs.
Are you on Ancestry ? You can find the Mary DELANEY that I've researched on my Tree there McCormack or Cormican, Rabbit - New Upload