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We have a parish liaison for Kilmurry parish. I will send her an e-mail an alert her to your message.
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My name is Rose Wall and I'm the parish liason for Kilmurry. Apologies for the delay in replying but I was trying to get some information about any Barrys that lived in Ballytrasna.
I spoke to a retired teacher from Kilmurry today and she remembers a Nonnie Barry who lived in a cottage on the side of the Cork/Macroom road on the Macroom side of Lissarda village in Ballytrasna. She was an elderly woman in the 1960s and when she died the cottage became a ruin but this ruin is still there today. The teacher cannot recall any other relatives nearby. I also spoke to a neighbour who also remembers as a child that her father regularly visited Nonie Barry but also knows of no other relatives. I am asking other close neighbouring farmers for any more information.
This is the only Barry that was known to live in Ballytrasna.
I will write back with further updates.
I have pasted the google map location of the cottage that Nonnie Barry lived in in the 60s, its on the left., the road was widened and the front garden was taken according to the neighbour.
Hope this is of interest.
Thank you so much for your reply I really appreciate you taking the time to gather some information for me.
I had wondered if it was my great-great grandmother Ellen Leary who was from Ballytrasna and perhaps her husband Robert Barry's family were from another area or Parish. If only I could find a birth record for my great grandfathers brother John, the uncle that my grandma visited in Boston, it would establish that I have the correct family. His age varies somewhat in the US records but it clearly states that he was born in Ireland and his parents were Robert Barry and Ellen leary. Certainly most of David Barry's siblings are baptised in Ballytrasna.
David Barry had a sister Norry Barry, born 1836 Ballytrasna; she married a John Hallisey 7th Feb 1863 Macroon. Her daughter was Elizabeth (Bessie) Hallisey. Bessie was my grandmother Ann Barry's first cousin; they travelled together to Boston US in 1903. Passenger list records for this voyage show that Bessie's mother Norry was living at Ballyvoige P.O Macroon and naturalisation records confirm this. From family stories Bessie may possibly have had a sister named Nora but this has not been confirmed. It would be interesting to know if the Nonnie you mentioned was any relation. Thank you for the link to the map it is fascinating. My email is: rosellekid@ gmail.com if you wish to contact me directly.
Thank you so much for your help,