Barnahask is a townland about two miles from Bunclody in Co. Carlow.
It is on the top of a hill, about six hundred feet above sea-level while the "town" (Bunclody) is about one hundred and twelve feet above sea-level. John's Hill opposite Barnahask is roughly one thousand feet above sea level and the Blackstairs Mts. are not more than three miles away by road.
It is a stormy wind-swept place and trees afford little shelter. The soil is good but large granite rocks and stones and dotted over most of the fields and hinder tillage.
Sheep-rearing is very largely carried out as the hills afford suitable pasture for them.
Barley is the chief grain crop grown and the farmers finding a good market for both these live rather comfortably and eat well but porter etc are not drunk as much
- Mr Atkinson
- Mr J. Rothwell
- Barnahask, Co. Carlow