The Clan Barrett
I must say, we do seem to like Edward or Eddie in the Barrett clan. My son is actually Thomas Edward Barrett, so he could claim to be Edward Barrett the IV.
My Grandson is Frank Edward Barrett, so is Edward Barrett the V, put that in your pipe and smoke it!
Castle Barrett (Castel More) is situated on open grassy position south of the town of Mallow. The castle is in ruins, with just a few parts of the walls standing like stone sentinels. The remaining fragments are from the north and east walls. Castle Barrett was built around the 13th century. It was originally known as Castle More or Castlemore. The Barrett family acquired the castle in the 17th century and was damaged in 1645 by Oliver Cromwell's army. After the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, John Barrett who fought on the side of the Jacobites lost to the Williamites. Castle Barrett was destroyed and 12,000 acres of Barrett land was forfeited.
However, the following passage has been passed down through history: “In this (particular) dispute, the Barrett family had a steward that went to collect Taxes from the Lynott family. The steward was rumoured to have “taken a maid” and the Lynott family killed him and dumped his body in a well near Carncastle.
The Barrett family was enraged and gave the Lynott men the choice of losing their eyes or their manhood. The Lynotts chose their eyes and the Barretts removed them. The Barretts then tested their blindness by making them cross over stepstones at Cloghan an Dallas” The Lynotts then planned revenge for 15 years and trained up a young man (Teoboid Mael Bourke) as their foster son to kill the Barretts. The young man made his stand at the stream of Carnasack, but was killed by the Barrett.”
See what I mean about a long memory! In business, our word is our bond. But don't cross us, how would you like to choose between losing your eyes or your manhood? If it takes a lifetime (or longer), we'll catch up with you.