Familes of Carrigtwohill

Barry of Barrynore

Barry of Carrigtwohill

The Barry name can be traced back to three very distinct Barry families of very different origins based in the parish of Carrigtwohill and surrounding districts of both Catholic and Protestant faiths. All three had vastly extended branches, and may still be found in the village and neighbouring townlands to this day.

The Standish Barry family is a branch of the original Catholic Barry family. Whereas, the Smith Barry family were Protestant of English origin, and who have no connection to the Barry or Standish Barry clans, who were of this parish.

Reverend Father Edmond Barry

One very important branch of the Barry family includes those of Rockville, fully chronicled by Reverend Edmond Barry, M.R.I.A., V.P.R.S.A.I., former PP of the Rathcormac, and Rockville. This is a valuable and rare document which has been scanned for posterity; a copy of which was published Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Journal, 1902, and may be found at the local history section of Cork City Library, Grand Parade.

Barry Family index

The following tabulation has been designed to link you the various Barry family heads. Where there is no hyperlink simply means no page has yet been created.

Family Individual Comments
Barry Philip de Barry Established Barry's Court between 1185 & 1206, on land granted him by Royal Charter.
  Dáibhí de Barra Tenant farmer, poet, and author born 1757 in Woodstock
Smith Barry John Smith Barry of Marbury, Cheshire, and Fota Island, the son of 4th Earl of Barrymore, and grandson of Hugh Smith. He would adopt Smith as his name, with the next and subsequent generations assuming Hugh Smith.
James Hugh Smith Barry
  Arthur Hugh Smith-Barry 1st Baron Barrymore, (1843 - 1925)
Standish Barry Standish Barry The Standish Barry family was headed by Standish, son of David Barry of Leamlara, and Catherine, daughter Standish O’Grady of Elton, County Limerick.
  Garrett Standish Barry Leamlara was later to become the seat this branch of the Barry family for over two centuries.