Barntown

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St. Alphonsus' Church, Barntown, designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, was dedicated in 1851

Barntown (Irish: Baile an Bharúnaigh)[1] is a townland and village in County Wexford, Ireland. Located just outside the boundary of Wexford town, as of the 2016 census, Barntown had a population of 459 people.[2]

The remains of Barntown Castle, a Norman tower house, lie to the east of the village of Barntown. This was built by the Roche family,[3] and was used as a watchtower and storehouse for Ferrycarrig Castle.[citation needed]

St Alphonsus Church is the main church of the parish. It was designed by Augustus Welby Pugin, and built in 1848 by the Very Rev Patrick Murphy.[4]

Barntown was joined with the parish of Glynn to found the Glynn-Barntown GAA club in 1885.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Baile an Bharúnaigh / Barntown". logainm.ie. Irish Placenames Commission. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  2. ^ "Sapmap Area - Settlements - Barntown". Census 2016. Central Statistics Office. April 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Barntown Castle Tower House". barntown.ie. Retrieved 21 March 2020.
  4. ^ "St. Alphonsus' Church Barntown". Taghmon Historical Society. Archived from the original on 8 September 2005.
  5. ^ "Glynn Barntown GAA Club". glynnbarntown.com. Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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Coordinates: 52°20′11″N 6°31′32″W / 52.33649°N 6.52554°W / 52.33649; -6.52554