My grandfather's name was Philip Sharkey and my grandmother's maiden name was Grace Carlin. I do not know where in Ireland they were from.
They emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by way of Glasgow, Scotland where Philip worked for a time as a shipbuilder.
I am not sure when they came to the U.S., but I think it was between 1900 & 1910.
If anyone can give me information on where Sharkey or Carlin might be from, I would greatly appreciate it.
Kathleen Sharkey Delpha