Thursday 21 September 2017

One year on: Where is missing father-of-one Barry Corcoran (39)?

Missing Barry Corcoran
Missing Barry Corcoran

Geraldine Gittens

This day last year, 39-year-old Barry Corcoran was travelling around Dublin to connect with some friends.

He had left his home in Wicklow town that morning, and had been to the postoffice on main street, before heading to Dublin.

Within a few hours, he would disappear, and his friends and family would not hear from him again.

Barry, from the Wicklow town area, is the father of a six year old daughter.

Today, as gardai renewed their appeal for the public's help in this missing person case, a garda spokesperson said: “He was in the Post Office at 9.35am for a few minutes where he conducted some personal business."

“Barry then travelled from Wicklow town to Dublin on Bus Eireann bus No. 133 from outside Flannery’s Shop in Wicklow town to Dublin City Centre.”

“It is believed he initially went to the Fitzgibbon Street area to visit a gym in order make contact with a friend of his. He subsequently travelled on the Luas red line out as far as the Kylemore stop on the Naas Road, arriving there in or around 2pm.”

He was not familiar with this area but got directions from his friend and arranged to meet him at the Luas stop.

He then went to a local shop on Kylemore Road at 2.30pm and again at 6.45pm to buy some thing. 

He was visiting friends on Cremona Road, Ballyfermot on the evening and night of the July 6, 2015.

The last sighting of him was on Cremona Road, Ballyfermot on the night of Monday July 6, 2015.

“Barry is described as 5’11" in height and is of thin build. He has short grey hair and blue eyes,” a garda spokesperson said.

“Barry is described as walking with a slight ‘shuffle’ having injured his hip in an accident a number of years ago.”

He also has an old scar on the bridge of his nose. When he was last seen he was wearing a dark rain jacket, blue jeans and black Puma runners.

Gardai wish to speak to anyone who may have seen or been in contact with Barry on Monday July 6, 2015, or at any time after that day. Anyone who has any information whatsoever can contact Ballyfermot Garda station at 01 666 7200, Wicklow Garda Station at 0404 60140 or Crimestoppers at 1800 25 00 25.

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