Barry was born in the Rotunda hospital in Dublin on the twenty second of February nineteen sixty five and spent the first five or six years of his life in one room over Henry Skerrit’s shop in St Patrick’s Street Dublin before moving to Bolbrook in Tallaght. He spent his formative years there up to the age of twenty. He married the beautiful and wonderful Caroline a week before his twenty first birthday and they spent a couple of weeks living with her mother in Mount Brown before moving to Jobstown in Tallaght. After about a year and a half they moved to Clondalkin where they stayed for many years before moving a few years ago to Kilbeggan in County Westmeath. Along the way they had three boys two of which have now flown the coop and they now also have three beautiful grandchildren.