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James Dominick Barry

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James Dominick Barry (1907-1950)


1952 Obituary [1]

"JAMES DOMINICK BARRY, M.SC., received his technical education-which extended from 1922 to 1931-at Crawford Municipal Technical Institute in Cork, and was a bronze medallist of the City and Guilds of London Engineering College. He served his apprenticeship with Messrs. T. Barnfather and Sons, Rocksavage, general engineers, from 1924 to 1929, and found his first employment as production inspector and later as draughtsman in the tractor factory of Henry Ford and Sons, Ltd., Cork. He also acted as part-time teacher in mechanical and automobile engineering subjects at Crawford Technical Institute. He was confirmed in the appointment as a whole-time teacher in 1933 and continued to act in this capacity until 1946 when he was appointed head of the mechanical engineering department. In 1942 he obtained the B.Sc. degree with first-class honours at University College, Cork, and was awarded a college exhibition. Later he obtained the M.Sc. degree, by research, and the Higher Diploma in Education. For many years he was demonstrator in physics, part-time, at University College, Cork, and examiner in engineering subjects to leading industrial concerns and educational bodies. In June 1949 Mr. Barry was appointed Principal, a position which he held up to the time of his death, which occurred as the result of a motor accident on 22nd December 1950 at the early age of forty-three. Mr. Barry had been an Associate Member of the Institution since 1943."


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