Coffy Families Identified as Being from the Townland of Barnacawley in Tibohine Civil Parish, County Roscommon, Ireland

Barnacawley is a Townland composed of 836 acres when the Griffith's Valuation was conducted for Tibohine Civil Parish in 1857. Barnacawley falls within Frenchpark Barony, Castlereagh Poor Law Union, Loughglynn and Lisacul Roman Catholic Parish and Fairymount DED (Electoral Division). The DED (District Electoral Division) will be necessary information if you decide to search the cancelled books in the Valuation office in Dublin (or have them search the books for you) as that is how the townlands are arranged.

Of the more than 60 Families that I identified in the Loughglynn and Lisacul Catholic Parish Records, only one Coffy family was documented as residing in the Townland of Barnacawley in Tibohine Civil Parish: Edmondium and Maria Coffy, whose son Michl was baptized on what appears to be December 17, 1832 (the month is a bit questionable to ascertain). Maria could have Coffy as her surname, but more than likely it is just her married name. The only other reference to a Coffy in Barnacawley was on May 26, 1820 when Patritius Coffy sponsored the baptism of a Connor child in that same Townland. Keep in mind that only a small percentage of the records in this Catholic Parish noted the Townland of residence. There were however, numerous Coffey's in the Townland of Tully that was less than 11 kilometers away.

When the Griffith's Valuation was conducted for Barnacawley in Tibohine Civil Parish in 1857, there was little to no parcels of economic significance. There were no corn mills, a forge or even herd's houses. There was one bog parcel and four that include bog areas. Rt Hon. and Rev. Lord John De Frayne was the Landlord for the entire Townland and there were no Coffy, Coffey or Coffee occupiers noted in the Valuation.

The 1901 Ireland census online provided by the National Archives of Ireland did not show any Coffey families in Fairymount DED that includes the Townland of Barnacawley.

This is a work in progress! I will add to it as I uncover more Coffey families with a proven connection to this area. Please contact me if you feel you have Coffey, Brennan, Corcoran or Gahagans from Barnacawley or the surrounding townlands, or if you have feedback or suggestions that might enhance this compilation. I would love to hear from you.