Ballyveeney - which means the townland of the wood cutter is on the main road to Mulranny where the river of the same name reaches the sea having flown from its source at Loch an Aifrinn or Coire an Aifrinn which, by the man, is also the source of Ballycroy Group Water Scheme.
The word coire/ curry means boiler or crater shaped hollow or pit which, in this case, contains the lake. Mass was said there in Penal times.
It contained six occupied houses and has an area of 3.650 acres. Houses and landowners then were Patrick Corrigan, Anthony O'Boyle, Patrick Sweeney, Thomas Sweeney, Anthony Sweeney and Alfred Power, who lived in the shooting lodg , which was then the highest valued £6-5 -0.
The landlord was George Clive.