My great-grandmother, Catherine HIGGINS, left Tuam some time before she married Thomas CARRICK on 19 November 1859 at the Church of St Philip and St James, Chapel St, Edgeley in the District of Stockport, in the Counties of Cheshire and Lancaster, England. Before they left England to migrate to Australia, they had at least five children who travelled with them to Australia. All except James were with them when they travelled to Australia in 1880.
- James, born 1861
- Mary Ann, born 1865
- Thomas, born 1868
- Patrick, born 1870
- Hannah or Honorah (also known as Annie, Anne), born 1873
- Catherine, born 1877
They later migrated to Australia in 1880 on the ship, La Hogue. The family left Plymouth on 30 July 1880 on an 85 day journey to Sydney. They arrived in Sydney on 23 October 1880.
When the family lived in Tuam, some of them lived somewhere in Tullinadaly Road, which is quite close to the centre of Tuam and the Catholic Church, the Cathedral of the Assumption in Bishop St, Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland. The church was built between 1827 and 1836. Because this is the closest Catholic Church to Tullinadaly Road in Tuam, I think this is probably where the family attended Mass.