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Barry Family Corrags Northern Ireland to Liverpool E - M a i l S c o u s e 5 4 @ g m a i l . c o m Family lineage of the Barry family from 1829 to 2013. Peter Barry was a young farmer from Corrags Ireland, in 1840 he married Mary Campbell at Warrenpoint RC Church Information obtained from Griffiths Valuation Record Information !864 Tenant Family Name 1 BARRY Forename 1 PETER Landlord Family Name 2 MEADE Forename 2 ROBERT. Prefix TRUS HON Location County DOWN Barony IVEAGH, UPPER (UPPER HALF) Union NEWRY Parish CLONALLAN Townland CARROGS Place Name CARROGS Place Type TOWNLAND Publication Details Position on Page 22 Printing Date 1864 Act 15&16 Sheet Number 51 Map Reference 29 Their 8 children were John 1841, Patrick 1842, Rose 1845, Mary 1850, Bridget 1851, Catherine, 1854, Peter 1856-1924 Michal 1863-1941 On his father’s death, Peter being the surviving elder child inherited the farm at Corrags, and settled down to a farming life. Michal having learnt the tailoring trade, emigrated to Liverpool, England in search of employment in his chosen profession. It was in Liverpool that he met, and in 1908 married a young Scottish widow named Helen Cully (Nee Courtney) 1871-1933 At St. Francis Xaviers, Salisbury Street, Liverpool 3 The Corrags farmstead circa 2013 St Francis Xaviers Church Liverpool Helen’s father John Courtney travelled down from Hamilton, in Scotland, to attend the wedding of his daughter Michal was 45years old and Helen eight years his junior.. Helen Courtney had previously married in 1898 at Our Lady of Reconciliation, Eldon Street, Liverpool 3 to Lawrence Cully 1871-1903 They had 4 children Anne 1897-98, Margaret (Maggie) 1899-? ,Helen 1901-? , Sarah Anne (Annie)1902-98 They had 4 children Sarah Ann who was always known as Annie married Albert Ackers in Liverpool and later moved to Summerseat, Bury Lancashire to work at the local woollen mill. They had one daughter Barbara Wendy. Annie’s house at Summerseat circa 2013 Michal, Helen & girls settled down at 59 Gloucester Place Liverpool at the top of Erskine St, Low Hill This was the house pictured in 1965 in which all the future Barrys’ were to be born. Albert Gerard once mentioned. that every morning he awoke to the smell of baking bread. He never told us it came from the bakery a few doors away!! The 1911 Census listed Michal’s occupation as a (Ladies Tailor) Michal and Helen had 7 children at 59 Gloucester Place Lawrence Stephen 1908-08, Harold 1909-68, Henry 1911-89, Nora, 1913-87 Albert Gerard 1915-93, Austin 1916-90, Dorothy M 1919-81 Lawrence Stephen died as a baby. He was most probably, named in memory of Helen’s deceased first husband also called Lawrence. Harold married Margaret Rothwell, and also eventually moved to Summerseat Ramsbottom, to join his stepsister Annie working at the local mill, he had 5 children. Norah 1932, Margaret 1934, Harold J 1936, Jean 1945, Kathleen 1948. The family at one time emigrated to Australia Henry married Edith J Bolton, and had 3 children Alexandra June, John (Jack) T, and Miriam. Nora married John Flahety and had 2 children, fraternal twins Margaret and Helene. Albert Gerard married Doris Lewis in 1939 and they had 4 children Alan Albert 1940-2004 married Norma Kennedy1940-2004 in 1962 .They had 3 children Jeanette 1963, David 1965, Lisa 1974. L-R Alan Albert Barry, David Barry, Jeanette Barry, Norma Kennedy (Barry) Colin Barry met, 1947 married Pauline Jackson.1944 They had 2 children Anita Catherine 1970, Neil Malcolm 1972. L-R (Best Man) Tom Townsend, (Bridesmaid Joyce Edna Barry), Brides (Mother) Kate Jackson, Colin Barry, Pauline Jackson, (Brides Father) Fred Jackson Glynn Barry married Maureen King. They had 3 children Lee, Nicola, Lyndsey. Wedding day Glynn Barry and Maureen King Joyce Edna Barry married David Murray. They had 2 children Andrea, Karen Austin Barry 1916 moved from Liverpool to Corrags townland, before World War2 and never married, He was a well known and beloved character in Warrenpoint. Austin Barry, and his cousin Peadar Barry outside the cottage at Corrags circa 1957, where Peter and Michal John Barry were born. Dorothy M married Charles Moorcroft and resided in the Chester area. Dorothy suffered from ill health, and as a child was sent with Harold to live in the fresh country air of the family homestead in Corrags. Both children attended the local national school at Burren, now a Heritage centre Burren National School Peter Barry1861- Married Annie O’Hare 1871 – 1909. Five Children: William who died in infancy, Peadar J (1896 – 1966) Mary-Catherine (1899 – 1921) Annie (1901 – 1987) Margaret (Peg) (1904 – 1981) Annie1901-1987 married Willie Bradley, Milltown Peg married widower Pat Mulholland, Ballyholland. Annie & Willie Bradley had four children: Peadar John (P.J.) Twins Nuala & Nora Liam. Peadar John (P.J.) married Leontia Martin, Newry. Eight Children. Martin, Joanne, Deborah, Catherine, Stephanie, Sinead, William Miceal Nuala married Billy McKeown, Newry. Three children: Barry, Tracey Colum. Nora married Oliver Crossey, Camlough Five children Seamus, Twins Nuala and Noreen, Kieran Joseph. Liam married Monica Byrne, Laurencetown. Six children: Donna-Marie, Padraig. Leanne, Grainne, Ciaran Mellissa P.J. & Leontia’s Family. Martin married Siobhan Burns. Three children: Declan, Patrick and Cathal. Joanne married Stephen White: Two children. John-Francis & Hannah. Deborah married Ian Saunders. Three children: Alysha, Owen and Ethan. Catherine married Stuart Louden. Two children: Harry & Alanna. Stephanie married Denis Niblock. Two children: Aoife & Thomas Sinead married John Challinor William married Vanessa Dunne Miceal has a partner Dana Gibson one child Austin 2012 Nuala & Billy’s Family. Barry. Tracey married Liam Browne. Two children Shannon & Sean Colum married Louise Brown. Two children Mia & Finn Nora and Oliver’s Family. Seamus married Nuala Shiels Noreen married Barry O’Callaghan. One child: Grace. Nuala married Gerard McAleenan Ciaran will married Charlene Ferris 2009 Joseph Liam and Monica’s Family. Donna-Marie married Paddy McCoy Padraig married Katrina McCaul Leanne married Noel Carbin Grainne Ciaran Mellisa Bridgit O'Hare - Annie O'Hare (Barry) - Kitty O'Hare Back Row: L-R: Patsy Murtagh; Rev. Alex McMullan, C.C., Warrenpoint; Peadar Barry; Rev. Joseph Boyle, C.C., Burren; Kitty O’Hare Front Row: L-R: Maggie Barry; Willie Bradley; Annie (Barry) Bradley; Owen McAnulty PEADAR BARRY 1896 – 1966. Peadar Barry Son of Peter & Annie Barry (Nee O’Hare) The thirty one years of unbroken service given by the late Peadar Barry to the Gaelic Athletic Association in County Down is a record perhaps unequalled in the history of our National Games throughout Ireland. For almost half of his lifetime, 1926 – 1957, Peadar diligently carried out his administrative role as Secretary to the Down County Board of the GAA. During that period his trusty pen was the link that kept Cumann Luthchleas Gael so proudly active in Co. Down and that allowed almost sixty clubs to enjoy their participation in Gaelic Games. Peadar Barry represented the Down GAA on the Ulster Council and for over a quarter of a century he was Down’s delegate to Congress. Away from the demanding administrative role he somehow found time to cycle around the southern end of the county going to and from referring Sunday Games. His record of achievement is all the more admirable when it is realised that from his humble cottage at Corrags he dealt with the daily challenges of the unpaid role in a thorough and professional manner and all without the benefit of electricity, telephone or motor car. Conservative Burren Was a Hotbed Of Insurrecti on DESPITE its image of peace and moderation, Burren was once a hotbed of insurrection, nurturing such revolutionaries as “Big Jim” Larkin and Peadar Barry. Next time you visit Dublin, call at O’Connell Street, and gaze with pride at the imposing statue of the labour leader, Jim Larkin, unveiled by President Patrick Hillery in 1979. In 1997, to mark the 50th anniversary of Larkin’s death, Taoiseach Bertie Ahearn launched an Exhibition in the National Museum at Arbour Hill, featuring his life. And the Lord Mayor of Dublin unveiled a plaque outside the house at Ballsbridge, where the Burren- born orator and union leader had lived. There was also a celebration of his life, with music, song, prose at poetry at Transport House in Belfast and Liberty Hall in Dublin. “Big Jim” Larkin’s grave is at the pantheon of Irish heroes, Glasnevin cemetery. Incidentally, a plaque has been erected at the cottage in Burren, where young Larkin spent his boyhood years Famous playwright, George Bernard Shaw described this native of Burren as “the greatest Irishman since Parnell.” And Sean O’Casey wrote: “He fought for the loaf of bread, as no man before him. But with the loaf of bread, he also brought a flask of wine and a book of verse.” Convicted of sedition at New York Supreme Court, jailed in the notorious Sing Sing Prison, Larkin’s name was revered by leaders and activists of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s. Meanwhile, a neighbour from Corrags, Peadar Barry was playing a leading role in the War of Independence, as a member of the Fourth Northern Division, Pre-Truce IRA, under the command of Frank Aiken. Held in high esteem by his superiors, Peadar’s headquarters were located at Fathom Wood, above Victoria Locks, - he suffered from asthma. An obituary in 1966 stated: “He was deeply engaged in the struggle, and ran many risks in the performance of his duties. A number of his comrades paid the supreme penalty.” Most controversial episode occurred in June 1921, when two brothers, Stephen and Owen Magill, were shot dead at Corrags by “B” Specials, after one of them had been killed, when a patrol had been ambushed by local republicans. But more about this anon. At Peadar Barry’s funeral, the Tricolour was draped over the coffin, escorted by an Old IRA guard-of honour. The oration at the graveside was delivered by Dr Padraig Quinn, while a bugler sounded the “Last Post” and “Reveille.” Of course, this great Gael was more widely known for his prominent role in the GAA, as a referee and Secretary of Down Co Board for 30 years. Later, as Life President, he welcomed home the Mourne squad with the Sam Maguire Cup in 1960, the glorious climax to a dedicated career. Long-time member of Newry No. 1 Rural Council, of which he was later chairman, Peadar was also elected to Down County Council and the Board of Guardians. This family tradition has been carried on by his nephew, MLA. P.J. Bradley, a member of the Stormont Assembly. But back to “Big Jim” Larkin. Despite claims that he was born in Liverpool, and later came to live at Burren, a recent biography “The Lion in the Fold,” has produced evidence that he first saw the light of day in Corrags road Tamnaharry, son of Mary Ann McAnulty from Burren and James Larkin of Drumintee, Killeavy. As a child, he was taken to Liverpool by his parents, who later returned to Burren, where young Jim attended Carrick national school. Finally, the Larkin family went back to England, when Jim was about 10 years old. Since his father was an alcoholic, who died of TB at an early age, Jim left school at the age of 11 years. Starting work, he delivered milk on week-days, and was employed in a butcher shop on Saturdays, in order to keep the family from abject poverty. Conservative Burren Was Hotbed Of Insurrectio n (Part 2) Stowing away on board ship in search of a better life, he finally returned to Liverpool, and joined the local branch of the Labour Party. His charisma, stature, organising ability and gift as an orator soon propelled him to the front rank of British socialism. In 1907, he returned to Ireland, organising the Irish Transport and General Workers Union among the dockers in Belfast and Dublin. Strikes and riots resulted. But Larkin led a demonstration of over 1,000 workers through the Shankill and Falls in July! One newspaper stated: “Never has Ireland witnessed such a practical demonstration of the solidarity of labour.” An epic struggle between Dublin workers and employers in 1913, transformed Jim Larkin into an international figure in the world of labour. Over 200,000 workers were locked out of their employment, because they would not sign a pledge, never to join Larkin’s union. Deciding to tour the USA, in order to raise funds, he remained there for 8 years, as lecturer, agitator and political prisoner. In his absence, the post as General Secretary of the ITGWU was occupied by James Connolly, until his execution during the Easter Rising of 1916. Sentenced to five years imprisonment, Larkin was released after three years, due to the intervention of New York Governor, Al Smith. However, he was deported back to Ireland. When Larkin eventually arrived home, it was to a very different country. The 1916 Rebellion, the War of Independence, the Civil War and the Irish Free State had utterly changed everything. Socialist politics and trade unions seemed no longer so relevant. Though elected as an Irish Labour TD, “Big Jim” had lost most of his prestige and influence. His son, Jim, was later also elected to Dail Eireann, while his grandson of the same name, who died two years ago, was a union leader. Meanwhile, Peadar Barry had got involved with the GAA as a “lump of a lad,” and though never aspiring to be a star player, he soon understood the rules of the Association, better than many officials. Indeed, the great success of Gaelic games in the county, owes much to his involvement, since being elected Secretary of the newly-formed Down County Board, at its inaugural meeting at St Mary’s Hall, Burren in 1926. He held that post for over 30 years. Without a car, electricity, phone or fax through most of his career, Peadar relied on the post and telegrams for communicating with officials, North and South. As a referee, he would cycle to various venues, starting about 11 am. The return trip would take longer, as he would stop off to call on club officials along the way. Though only a small farmer, Peadar Barry was an institution, as people turned to him for advice. His cottage at Corrags was seldom without callers, as he was regarded as a very knowledgeable person, - a man of integrity with strong convictions. And he read the newspapers to the uneducated, as well as being the neighbourhood barber! Full of stories relating to days gone by, Peadar would regale his listeners to tales of strange romances, the cruelties perpetrated on the peasantry during the 1798 Rebellion, the stirring events of the Land League period, - all heard as a child at the fireside. His home was also a mecca for card-playing. Born in 1891, son of Peter Barry from Corrags and Annie O’Hare of Derrylecka, he left school at the age of 12, to help out on the family farm, due to his father’s ill-health. But the lessons learned at Carrick school from esteemed teacher, John O’Hare, stood him in good stead, both in sport and politics. During his long period as Down Co. Secretary, the Mourne county rose in stature and prestige. The men in red and black, including Jimmy Heaney from Burren, won the All- Ireland Junior Championship in 1946, and finally reached the pinnacle in 1960, bringing the Sam Maguire Cup across the border for the first time. And how appropriate that, as President of the Down GAA, Peadar Barry should be presented with the Sam Maguire Cup by captain, Kevin Mussen, during massive “welcome home” celebrations in Newry town centre. Incidentally, sport and politics coincided for this modest son of Burren, a few years later. As Down GAA President, he welcomed his former commander-in-chief, Frank Aiken, Minister for Foreign Affairs, to the official opening of Pairc an Iuir. The wheel had turned full circle! alism. In 1907, he returned to Ireland, organising the Irish Transport and General Workers Union among the dockers in Belfast and Dublin. Strikes and riots resulted. But Larkin led a demonstration of over 1,000 workers through the Shankill and Falls in July! One newspaper stated: “Never has Ireland witnessed such a practical demonstration of the solidarity of labour.” An epic struggle between Dublin workers and employers in 1913, trans