James A. Barry


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder James A. Barry. From his early days of founding Barry Group in 1955, James A. was a formidable force in the trade who was respected and cherished by many. Beginning his career selling ice cream, fruit and vegetables to independent retailers across Munster, James A.’s entrepreneurial spirit was ignited and was further fuelled as he developed his business with the support of his wife Pauline. As the business developed, James A.’s family supported as many of his children worked in the business and later in life, his grandchildren.

James A. has set a clear legacy for us all; life is what you make it. He had a clear vision of what he wanted to achieve and tirelessly worked towards it and no doubt achieved it. In addition to this, he celebrated life’s little wins and made the most of every second of his life.

Mr Barry, may you truly rest in peace.

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