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 county, 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 John Carroll B 1814 +/- 4 yrs somewhere in Ireland with a father forenamed Pat(rick), I found 11 rcds: 1810 Meath, 1811 Tyrone, 1812 Westmeath, 1813 Limerick, 1814 Kildare, 2-1815 Tipperary, 1816 Kildare, 1817 Dublin, 1818 Dublin, and 1818 Kilkenny. A view of the detailed rcds MAY reveal the correct mother's name - no guarantee. If so, this is highly likely to be for your ancestor. Start with the 1814 rcd 1st.
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.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
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