Thank you very much for your query to Ireland Reaching Out. You should take a look at the archives for the Kanturk workhouse available here: http://www.corkarchives.ie/media/BG98web.pdf This might provide an insight into the workhouse at the very least.
You could also loom at the land records called the Tithe Applotment Books (1823-38) or the later Griffith's Valuation (1848-64) for information about Timothy and Honora Kiely.
Have you tried searching for information in Australia about their arrival there? There might be information about the ship 'Maria' and who arrived on it. These records should be available in the state records there.
Hope this is of some help to you.