Tuesday 24 January 2017

Funeral of tragic drowning victim and 'loving father' Barry Ryan takes place

Published 05/07/2015 | 10:21

Barry Ryan senior who tragically drowned off Baltimore, Co. Cork, on Tuesday evening.
Barry Ryan senior who tragically drowned off Baltimore, Co. Cork, on Tuesday evening.
Rescuers search for the body of Barry Davis Ryan, who died after diving into the sea to save Niamh O’Connor, who was swept away by a wave.

The funeral of a man who died while trying to save his son and his girlfriend in a tragic drowning incident takes place this morning.

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Mr Barry Ryan (51) died in the triple tragedy which took place outside Baltimore Harbour in west Cork last Tuesday.

Mr Ryan was described as a ‘loving father’ and the family said he will be ‘sadly missed’.

The father-of-three was a member of the Penneys retail dynasty.

Read more: Even in Arcadia, the cruel sea can claim anyone

Mr Ryan’s funeral takes place at the Sacred Heart Church in Rath, Baltimore and he will be buried afterwards in Tullagh Cemetery, Baltimore.

The family have asked for donations, if desired, to be sent to the local RNLI.

The search continues today for Mr Ryan’s son, Mr Barry Davis Ryan, who is still missing following the incident.

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