I research the Irish Family History Foundation's database. It contains 12,800,000 surviving rcds for abt 70% of Irish counties. Rcds are increasingly sparse B4 1840, rare B4 1800. Cos. Donegal and Derry were recently added to the database.
Note 1 - Without a KNOWN county, the chance of an ancestor's rcds NOT being in this database is AT LEAST 30%.
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).
Note 4 - The National Library of Ireland (NLI) has microfilms of parish church rcds.
For Bar(tholomew) Hayes M 1837 +/- 4 yrs, Bruff RC parish, I found 1 rcd: 1837.
For Mary Bateman M ditto, ditto. These are highly likely to be for your ancestors. A view of the detailed rcds SHOULD show their parents' names as well as other info.
For Mary Bateman B 1816 +/- 4 yrs, somewhere in Ireland, with the father's forename unknown, I found 0 rcds.
For Bar(tholomew) Hayes B 1812 ditto, I found 2 rcds: 1810 Co. Cork, and 1816 Limerick. One of these MAY show the same parents' names as found above.
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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