Likely ports in Ireland to have sailed from were Londonderry, Belfast, Dublin and Queenstown (now Cobh), but the majority of Irish emigrants went via Liverpool as that was by far the busiest port with often 2 departures a day to the US whereas Londonderry, for example, might only have 1 or 2 a month. Passage from Ireland to Liverpool was often thrown in free. The attached link (which relates to the adjacent county of Donegal) gives you some information on emigration from that part of Ireland at that time:
I suggest you use Griffiths Valuation as a guide to where your ancestors might have come from.
Search on Gardner/Gardiner/Gardener etc. It will show you the parishes where those names were predominant in 1862. You might then search the relevant parish records (assume you know their exact denomination). Not very many church records go back to 1802 though. Details of what does exist, by parish, can be found on the PRONI website:
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