Partry, formerly called Ballyovey, derives from the word “Partraige”, which is the name of the tribe that lived in the area in ancient times.
Partry parish lies between loughs Carra and Mask, world renowned wild brown trout lakes.
Archaeological remains of various periods are common throughout the parish, including such items as the Colmcille’s Well, just west of Partry at Ballygarry.
The word “Boycott” became part of the English language due to the efforts of the Partry people and their priest to cut off all contacts with a much-despised local land agent named Captain Boycott.
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