About the Barretts and the Lynotts. In the 13th century from an extract in Irsh History:
The Lynotts murdered the Barretts 'steward, who came to collect their rents and threw his body in a well neae Carncastle ( called Tober scorney later ). The Barrets captured the Lynotts and blinded them; they tested their blindness by making them cross the stepping stones,called from then "Clochan na nDall", near the castle. To strengthen themselves against the Barretts, the Lynotts got Teoboid Mael Bourke as a foster-son, said to have been a son of Sir Edmond Albanagh ( meaning Scotsman ). This foster-son was killed by the Barrets at the stream at Carnasack on the road to Ballycastle in Doonfeeny parish. As a eric ( recompense ), the Barrets gave up to the Burkes eighteen quarters of land.