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Gardaí still searching for Wicklow dad who went missing a year ago

He was last seen in Dublin.

Image: Garda Press Office

BARRY CORCORAN LEFT his home in Wicklow to go to the post office on 6 July 2015.

He never returned.

A year on, gardaí are continuing to search for the missing man, with gardaí at Ballyfermot making a fresh appeal to the public in tracing the whereabouts of the 39-year-old.

He is the father of a six-year-old daughter and hails from the Wicklow town area.

On the morning of 6 July 2015, Barry Corcoran left his home in Wicklow town and went to the post office on main street. Gardaí say he was in the post office at 9.35am for a few minutes and conducted some personal business.

He then travelled from Wicklow town to Dublin. He got the Bus Eireann number 133 bus 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 to make contact with a friend of his.

He then travelled on the Luas red line out as far as the Kylemore stop on the Naas Road, arriving there in or around 2pm.

Gardaí said:

Barry would not have been familiar with this area of the city but got directions from his friend and arranged to meet him at the Luas stop.

Barry Corcoran then made some purchases in a local shop on Kylemore Road at 2.30pm and again at 6.45pm.

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

He was last seen on Cremona Road, Ballyfermot on the night of 6 July 2015.

Barry Corcoran’s family and friends have not heard from him since that date and are very concerned for his safety and wellbeing.

Barry is described as:

  • 5’11″ in height
  • Of thin build
  • With short grey hair  
  • Has blue eyes
  • Walks with a slight ‘shuffle’ having injured his hip in an accident a number of years ago
  • Has an old scar on the bridge of his nose

When last seen he was wearing:

  • A dark rain jacket
  • Blue jeans
  • Black Puma runners

Ballyfermot gardaí are renewing their appeal today:

  • For anyone who may have seen or been in contact with Barry Corcoran on Monday 6 July 2015 or at any time after 6 July, to contact Ballyfermot Garda Station
  • For anyone that has any information whatsoever which could assist in locating Barry Corcoran, to please 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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