Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Longford.
ContentBARRY, a village, in the parish of TASHINNY, barony of ABBEYSHRUEL, county of LONGFORD, and province of LEINSTER ; 3 1/3 miles (W. S. W.) from Cole-hill: the population is returned with the parish.
It is situated on the road to Ballymahon; and is a station of the constabulary police. Fairs are held on January 27th , April 28th, July 28th, and October 27th.
A school for poor children is maintained by the Dowager Countess of Rosse. Near the village was formerly an ancient castle, of which only some trifling vestiges can be traced; and in the immediate vicinity is a high moat.