I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,000,000 surviving rcds for abt 65% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800.
Note 1 - Without a KNOWN parish, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 35%.
Note 2 - Only 1/2 of Co. Cork's rcds are in this database.
Note 3 - The RC church kept control over most parish rcds from Tipperary (north). These are ONLY available thru the Tipperary Family History Research center at a substantial fee (regardless of outcome).
For Nicholas Kelleher B 1856 (exact) in Rathcormack, Co. Cork, with a father forenamed Nicholas, I found 1 rcd. Since this matches your info exactly, it is likely for your ancestor. A view of the detailed rcd should show his parents' names.
For John Kelleher M 1848 in Co. Cork, I found 1 rcd in Rathcormack paish.
For Mary Power M ditto, I found ditto.
These M rcds are HIGHLY likely to be for your ancestors. A view of the detailed rcds SHOULD list their parents' names. This will push you lineage back one more generation.
Google the Foundation's name to lead you to this database. Register, opt to be notified as rcds are added and browse. Pls post your search results to my genforum msg.
Thanks for having such good information. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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