I would love to hear from anyone who has information on this Ryan family and Riordan family.
I have not been able to locate a marriage for Michael's parents Cornelius Ryan & Margaret Riordan.
Known children of Cornelius & Margaret were: Mary, Michael, Edmund, Bridget & Patrick. All were baptised in Thurles with sponsor names: Dennis Riordan, Biddy Heany, Michael Riordan, Mary Godfrey, Richard Brett, Mary Barry, Edmund Ryan, Bridget Ryan, James Ryan, Judith Purcell, Bridget Watson and Mary Riordan.
Family lore says that there was communication between the Australian emigrants and relatives who had emigrated to the United States.