Mary McDermott (1849–1902) and Patrick Barry (1838-1899) of Cloonfinlough (south-east Strokestown) were the only McDermott-Barry couple baptising in Co. Roscommon during the period 1850-70. The lived at farm #5 in the townland of Cloonfinlough.
Bríd Treasa 29 Jan 1855(1861) wit. Honoria McD wed 1885
John (Jane) 29-Jan-1855 James & Julia McDermott
Patrick 08-Aug-1858 Thomas Roden & Joan McDermott
Diarmuid (Jeremiah aka Darby) 1864/59
Máire Á. (Marian) 24-Jul-1864 cv wit Brid m1892 & Kate McD m1894
Michael gp for Pat 1898
Kathleen gp for Pat 1898 inf. 1901
This Barry family were closely related to the McDermotts of Cloonybrennan (through marriage). They invited Julia McDermott of Cloonybrennan to godparent in 1855. Julia was Mary's sister. (Julia's husband was John-Bryan McDermott of Cloonybrennan).
Their daughters, would later to witness the marriages of their Cloonybrennan first cousins; Marian Barry witnessed the marriage of Kate (nee McDermott) Donaghy of Cloonybrennan; Brigid Teresa Barry witnessed the wedding of Honoria (née McDermott) Kennedy of Tansyfield.
On 18-Nov-1899, Patrick Barry died age 61, Cloonfinlough, farmer. married Inf. Darby (Mary was widowed age 50).
On 6 March 1902, Mary McDermott Barry died, age 53. Informant: Patrick Barry of Mount Delvin (present at death).
Their son, Dermott Barry aka Darby (1863-1949) married Ellen Flynn of Culleenaghamore (Kilglass South) on 14 Feb 1895. They raised a large family at his homefarm in Cloonfinlough. On Jan 15 1949, Dermott, a widower, died age 85. His son, Patrick Barry (1896-1965) present at his death, inherited the Cloonfinlough family farm.
Dermott's eldest brother, Patrick Barry Jr (b.1858) became a primary schoolteacher and worked in Ballinlough National School, where he met his wife, Anne Fitzgerald (also a teacher) and raised a family in Mount Delvin until his mother died in 1902.
Dermott's eldest sister, Brigid Barry (b.1855) married James TULLY, a shepherd, on 21 Jan 1892 and raised a family in Lismageevogue (Creeve) along with her brother, Pat Jr’s, 3 youngest kids.