Hi Fionna, i have left a reply for you on the Carlow section re Turkington relations. I am from Greenock and may have some info for you. My mothers maiden name is Turkington. her fathers name was Edward Turkington. There is a Pierce Turkington in her family.
Please contact me if you can provide more info.
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My G uncle was married to an Annie turkington born 1897 Co. Armagh. she had a sister Myrtle 1893 and a brother Ernest 1898. But, no further info on them except Annie and Myrtle were two of the orriginal doe girls that cared for troups during the war.