Judge and Breheny Origins
Although there were small numbers of Judges in various parts of Ireland, the Judges were more commonly originating from Counties Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, and Leitrim, all in one area on the left hand center portion of Ireland when looking at the map. Next location was Kildare probably because it is near Dublin, the capital and largest city.
I’ll make a separate page and report on the Immigration Research for the Breheny/Judge/Lee families.
Important to note in the interim is that : Sligo port (Sligo town) was an important port of departure for emigrant ships sailing to North America. This was the nearest such port to JUDGE homelands, but other researchers do note that by far the majority (maybe 85%) of Irish immigrants to Newfoundland were from within about 60 miles (100 km) of the port of Waterford, Ireland, which is why you see you many places of birth listed as Wexford, for example.