The photo is of my great-great-grandfather Timothy J. Coffey who lived in Ireland early to mid-1800s
My great-great-grandfather was likely born in Ireland in early 1800's. His daughter Mary T. Coffey was born in 1846. We think they were from County Kerry.
Not sure if this is a military uniform or something else. We have no family history of him being in the military, just this photo. Original photo has his name on the back and appears to be a cabinet photo. If this is a military uniform, I would appreciate any information on regiment and rank.