Barranny / Barr Eanaigh

Compiled by Paddy & Bridie Scully

Overview

Irish name: Barr Eanaigh

Irish pronunciation:

English name: Barranny

Meaning: High ground of the marsh

Area: 1181 acres, 0 roods and 34 perches

Field names: None yet recorded.

Information from O’Donovan’s Field Name Books

Other names: Barranny, Baranna (B. S. Sketch Map), Barrenna (Barony Map), Barannagh (Cahill Esq., Annaghdown), Barranna (County Map), Barranna (Crampton Esq., Cahermorris), Barana (High Constable 1838), Barranna – a moorland head (Local Authority and pronunciation), Bar Annag (Local Authority and pronunciation), Barana (Rector of Annaghdown).

Description: It is the property of – Staunton Esq. 2/3 of which is bog the remainder under tillage. A river forms a portion of the townland. W. boundary.

Situation: It is situated 41/4 miles S. W. of Annaghdown Church. Bounded N by Woodpark. South by Lough Corrib. East by Lisanoran and West by Muckrush and Lough Corrib.

Population Statistics

1841: 70 houses, 390 people (188 male, 202 female)

1851: 32 houses, 177 people (81 male, 96 female)

1861: 27 houses, 178 people (86 male, 92 female)

1871: 26 houses (1 unoccupied), 174 people (87 male, 87 female)

1881: 23 houses (1 unoccupied), 149 people (76 male, 73 female)

1891: 24 houses, 138 people (76 male, 62 female)

1901: 23 houses, 141 people (73 male, 68 female)

1911: 21 houses, 114 people (65 male, 49 female)

2011: 45 houses (8 vacant), 116 people (57 male, 59 female)

The population of Barranny fell from 390 people (70 houses) in 1841 to 114 people (21 houses) in 1911.

1821 Tithe Applotment Books

James Crowe is the only name recorded on the Tithe Applotment Books for Barranny in 1824. He held land with unnamed ‘partners in common’.

Tithe Applotment entry for Barranny

1853 Griffith’s House Books & 1855 Griffith’s Valuation

Entries in the 1853 House Books for Barranny

Griffith’s Valuation records show the following heads of household in Barranny with twenty four having house and lands, one, Thomas Newell, having land only, and one, Laurence Elward having house only.

The following are listed: James Hynes, Margaret Burke, John Walsh, Peter Hynes, Bartholomew Hynes, Denis Crowe (Big), Michael Ford, Patrick Crowe (Cloherty), Patrick Crowe (Little), James Feeneghty, James Crowe, Denis Crowe (Peggy), Bryan Fahy, John Casey, William Casey, John Connor, Michael King, Patrick King, John Burke, Paul Newell, William Newell, James Meehan, John Newell, Peter Newell, John Newell, John Flynn, Francis Conneely, Thomas Newell (land) and Laurence Elward (house).

Griffith’s Valuation entries for Barranny

Sale in Encumbered Estates Court, 1879

The townland of Barranny was offered for sale by auction at the Land Judges Court on 25 November 1879 alongside the lands of Woodpark, Ballylee, Shankill, and Muckrush, all then in the possession of Mary Hall (widow) and several others. Woodpark, Ballylee, and Barranny were purchased by Peter Newell of Woodpark.

1901 Census

The 1901 Census of Ireland records the following individuals living in 23 households in Barranny.

The 1901 Census of Ireland records the following individuals living in 23 households in Barranny.

1. Patrick Hynes (38), his wife Bridget [née Moylan] (37), daughters Maggie (8), Norah (2), sons Martin (6), James (5), and William (4).

2. James Crowe (62), his wife Mary [née Burke] (60), sons Michael (22), and John (17).

3. Patrick Walsh (63), his wife Anne [née Kain] (60), and grandson Edmond Cloonan (8).

4. John Hynes (50), his wife Mary J. [née Goaley] (50) sons Michael (25), Bartley (19), Peter (15), Denis (13), daughter Margaret (17), and granddaughter Kate Crowe (12).

5. Michael Farrington (60), wife Mary [née Forde] (55), sons Thomas (25), Patrick (15), daughter Bridget (23), and granddaughter Delia Cosgrave (7).

6. Denis Crowe (42) wife Honor [née Cahill] (42), sons Edmond (5), Thomas (3), daughter Kate (1), brother Michael (30), niece Bridget Finnerty (16).

7. James Crowe (Cloherty) (45), and son Patrick (8).

8. Patrick Crowe (Duggan) (54), his wife Mary [née Fahy] (44), sons James (15), Martin (8), Patrick (6), daughters Julia (13) and Kate (3).

9. John Crowe (Denis) (50), his wife Mary [née Somerville] (40), sons Denis Michael (10), Teddy (7), daughters Mary (14), Ellen (13), Bridget (5), and Maggie (3).

10. John Finnerty (50), his wife Ellen [née Duggan] (40), sons James (17), Thomas (14), Michael (12), Manus (8), John (5), daughter Bridget (19), Maria (16) and Margaret (10).

11. Patt Crowe (40), his wife Margaret [née Bane] (40), daughters Maggie (7), Mary (6) and Julia (2).

12. Thomas Newell (70), his sons Peter (40), Patrick (30), Edward (28), daughter-in-law Bridget [née Fox] (28), granddaughters Nora (5), Annie (3), Mary (2), and grandson John (9 months).

13. Bridget Fahey (60), her sons Peter (40), Thomas (30), Martin (25), daughter-in-law Margaret [née Grealish] (23), and granddaughter Bridget (8 months).

14. Mary Scully [née King] (81), her daughter Honor Nally (42), son-in-law Thomas Nally (42), and John Nally (15), servant (son).

15. Mary Casey (Michael) [née Moylan] (64), her daughter Bridget (44), son William (39), daughter in law Mary nee Gardiner (38), granddaughters Mary (7), Kate (1) and grandson Michael (5).

16. Mary Casey (John) [née Lardiner] (67), her sons Patrick (40), William (35), daughter Ellen (28), daughter-in-law Mary (29), granddaughters Margaret (3), Bridget (3 months), and grandson John (1).

17. John Paul Newell (70), wife Mary [née Creaven] (36), son Paul (18), daughters Anne (4), Maggie (2), and Norah (10 months).

18. Bridget Newell [née Shaughnessy] (88), her son Michael (50), grandson William (23), John (18), Michael (13), Paul (11), granddaughters Mary (9), and Julia (6).

19. John Connor (36), wife Kate [née O’Dea] (36), sons James (13), John (11), William (8), Michael (6), daughters Mary (9) and Kate (4).

20. Michael Newell (67), wife Margaret [née Creaven] (65), sons Peter (40), Michael (29), and daughter Mary (24).

21. Patrick S. Scott (43), wife Anne [née Newell] (43), servants John Nolan (20), Margaret Nolan (16) and Margaret Staunton (16).

22. Kate Newell [née Creaven] (66), sons Michael (44), Thomas (28), daughter-in-law Ellen [née Gardiner] (30), daughter Bridget (26), and grandson John (10 months).

23. Margaret Conneely (64) (widow).

All of the houses were constructed of stone walls with thatched roofs except for one which had a slate roof. Sixteen were of the second class, six were of the third class and one was of the first class. Eleven of the houses had three front windows, five had two, two had four, one had nine, two had one, and two had none. All had two to four rooms with one having one. On form B2 for outoffices and farm-steadings only one page (of two) is available. There are seventeen holdings listed on this page. Fourteen had a cow house, nine a barn, eight a stable, eight a piggery, four a fowl house and two had a calf house.

1911 Census

By 1911 the Connor and Conneely households had gone leaving the following individuals living in 21 houses in Barranny. There were a further two vacant holdings, held by Michael Newell and William Casey, respectively.

1. Patrick Hynes (50), his wife Bridget [née Moylan] (52), daughters Margaret (19), Norah (12), Celia (8), Bridget (5), sons Martin (7), James (16), and William (14).

2. James Crowe (82), wife Mary [née Burke] (82), son Michael (30).

3. Patrick Walsh (77), wife Anne [née Kain] (75), and grandson Edmund Cloonan (20).

4. James Hynes (69), wife Mary (Goaley) (69), sons Michael (38), Denis (23), nephews Michael Concannon (9) and Patrick Lenihan (5).

5. Michael Farragher (73), wife Mary [née Forde] (68), sons Thomas (35), Patrick (26), daughter Bridget (34), and niece Delia Cosgrave (17).

6. Denis Crowe (57), wife Honor [née Cahill] (40), brother Michael (40), sons Edmund (15), Thomas (13) Michael (8) and daughter Kate (10).

7. John Finnerty (65), wife Ellen [née Duggan] (57), sons Manus (19), John (17), and daughter Maria (27).

8. Mary Crowe [née Fahy] (53), sons James (24), Martin (18), Patrick (12), and daughter Catherine (11).

9. James Crowe (57), and son Patt (18).

10. John Crowe (50), wife Margaret [née Bane] (50), daughters Mary (14), and Julia (12).

11. Thomas Newell (80), sons Peter (50), Edward (48), daughter-in-law Bridget [née Fox] (34), granddaughters Norah (14), Annie (13), Mary (12), Margaret (9), Bridget (5), grandsons John (11), Thomas (7) and Martin (2).

12. Bridget Fahy (86), sons Peter (50), daughter-in-law Margaret [née Grealish] (33), grandsons Bernard (9), Peter (7), Martin (5), James (3), Michael (7 months), and granddaughter Bridget (10).

13. Mary Casey [née Moylan] (78), daughter Bridget (53), son William (51), daughter-in-law Mary [née Gardiner] (50), granddaughters Mary (17), Kate (11) and grandson Michael (15).

14. Mary Casey [née Lardiner] (77), sons Patrick (52), William (46), daughter-in-law Mary [née Coyne] (40), daughter Ellen (35), grandsons John (12), Thomas (9), Patrick (5), and granddaughter Bridget (10).

15. Thomas Nally (54), wife Honor [née Scully] (55), and son John (24).

16. Michael Newell (57), wife Kate [née Connor] (50), son Paul (20), and Katie (13).

17. Mary Newell [née Creaven] (50), daughters Maggie (13), and Norah (10).

18. Michael Newell (77), wife Margaret [née Creaven] (75), sons Peter (54), and Michael (41).

19. Patrick S. Scott (56), wife Anne [née Newell] (58), servants Patrick Hynes (25) and Margaret Crowe (25).

20. Michael Newell (53), wife Ellen [née Gardiner] (42), sons John (11), William (6), daughter Kate (8) and brother Tom (38).

21. Bridget King (73), widow.

All of the houses were constructed of stone walls with thatched roofs, except for one which had a slate roof. Sixteen houses were of the second class, six were of the third class and one was of the first class. All having two to four rooms except one which had one room. Fourteen had three front windows, with two having four, five had two, one had nine and one had one front window. There were twenty six cow houses spread amongst the holdings in the townland. All holdings had a piggery, nineteen had a barn, eighteen a stable, sixteen a fowl house, thirteen a shed, two a calf house and one had a forge.

Note: Information in squared brackets has been added by the author and does not appear in the original record.

Barranny / Barr Eanaigh

One thought on “Barranny / Barr Eanaigh

  • April 2, 2020 at 9:12 pm
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    Thank you for the great job you did. Can you tell me how you got the info on the 1901 census, about Mary Scully ( nee King )? I have not seen that before. My family are Kings, from Barranny ( Bridget King, Thomas King, Michael and Patt King ). Thomas married Mary Flaherty, and lived on Market Street ( 1840s ).
    Our cousins include Francis Coneely, which branched into the Allens, Potters, Carrs and Melias.
    I joined the annaghdown dna site, and also subscribed.
    I would be so grateful for anything you may have come across. I have reached a wall. Please stay well.
    Yours,
    Martin King

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