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Funeral for 2nd Baltimore victim
06 Jul 2015 00:12
The funeral of Barry Ryan, who died after falling into the sea in west Cork on Tuesday, has taken place in Rath, near Baltimore.
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He was one of a group of people who were understood to have been walking close to the Beacon when one of them fell into the sea and two others attempted a rescue before all three got into difficulty.
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The alarm was raised by a fourth person who remained on the shoreline during the incident.
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The bodies of 20-year-old Niamh O'Connor, and Barry Ryan, 51, were recovered from the sea on Tuesday.
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Land, air and sea searches for 20-year-old Barry Davis Ryan Jr have been completed for today.
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The funeral of Ms O'Connor took place yesterday.
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Barry Ryan, a son of Penneys founder Arthur Ryan, was a senior executive with the retail clothing company.
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Mr Ryan's funeral mass was at the Sacred Heart Church, Rath, with burial afterwards in Tullagh Cemetery, Baltimore.
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He was described as a truly great man, who sacrificed his life in an effort to save the lives of his son Barry and his son's girlfriend Niamh.
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Mr Ryan was remembered for his kindness, compassion, his spirituality, generosity and his Christianity in a eulogy delivered by his brother-in-law, Danny Kelly, on behalf of the Davis and Ryan families.
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"Barry was a very spiritual person, who always put others first, especially those in greatest need. He was kind, generous, with a keen intellect, he loved poetry and literature and wrote and even published a children's story, the funeral heard.
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