Lots of info on Joe Biden's maternal Irish roots, but no information about his paternal connection to Ireland? What's up with that? My G.G. grandparents, (James O'Donnell & Margaret Fitzgerald) were from County Cork. The were married in 1844 at St. Barthlomew's Catholic Church in Kildorrery Co. Cork. James and Margaret had their first child baptised in 1845, a daughter who they named Bridget.
James, Margaret, and Bridget fled Ireland, in 1848, during the "Great Hunger". They settled in Clairville, Ontario; Canada. Margaret gave birth to 8 more children in Clairville. In birth order they were named: Ellen, Thomas, John, Mary Ann, James(my G. Grandfather), David, William, and Michael.
James and Margaret purchased 4 Lots in Clairville, in 1877. Margaret died in April of 1887, followed closely by James' death, in July of the same year.
That's my Irish ancestral biography.