truly a man
for all seasons
(text plaque) cast ltd bronze foundry dublin
Peter Barry arrived in Kinsale in 1963 and settled in Scilly where
he made his home. In those early years he operated and developed
Scilly's unique Spaniard Pub and the Man Friday restaurant, and
later the Grey Hound Bar in Market Place.
Peter Barry's vision and selfless commitment to making Kinsale the
'jewel in the crown' of Irish tourism inspired others to join with him
to work on a voluntary basis for the common good of the town. This
led to the formation of organisations such as the Good Food Circle of
Restaurants, and the Kinsale Chamber of Tourism. Many events
followed such as the Wild Geese Weekends of the 70's, the annual
Gourmet Festival, International Food Forums, the Wine Museum at
Desmond Castle and others with extended Kinsale's tourism season
to being an all year round affair.
'Kinsale and its community owes a great debt of gratitude to
–Truly a Man for all Seasons–
The bust is unveiled on 29 September 2006 by Peter Barry himself, about three weeks before he died.
- Ben Dolan,
sculptor and silversmith, works in his family business in Kinsale designing jewellery, sculpture and flatware
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°42'23" - W 8°31'27")
Item Code: ie173; Photograph: 16 June 2014
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