Location: Briskagh, Shanid, County Limerick, Ireland
Surnames/tags: Culhane McGreal Barrett
I created this page/profile in hopes that I could learn more about my 3xGGM Mary (Culhane) Barrett with respect to her upbringing in Briskagh in order to learn more about my Culhane ancestry and the family relations between Culhane’s, McGreal’s, and/or Barrett’s prior to Mary Culhane’s marriage to my 3xGGF Patrick Barrett. Mary (Culhane) Barrett is from Briskagh, Kilmoylan Civil Parish in County Limerick, Ireland. I believe her father is Thomas Culhane listed in the Griffith Valuations on Property 2 Briskagh, Kilmoylan, Shanid, Limerick, Ireland. Property 2 was owned by Patrick McGreal and Thomas Culhane per the Griffith Valuation. She married Patrick Barrett (of the Monagay RC Parish) and they raised their family at Old Barna, Ballymurragh East, Limerick, Ireland on a property sharing land at the east approach to the Barnagh Tunnel. Actually, part of their land was needed and a house was moved or reconstructed at a different location on the same property in order to make way for the east approach alignment for the Barnagh Tunnel in the mid-1800’s. My 2xGGF is John Culhane Barrett b. 1849 who emigrated to the United States at approximately age of 20 years old; he’s the oldest of 6 siblings (John, Margaret, Edmond “Ned”, Thomas, Catherine “Kate”, and Daniel). One of his younger siblings Margaret Barrett b. 1851 married Patrick McGreal in 1884 and it appears that they too lived back at/near property 2 Briskagh after their marriage and raised several children in Briskagh.