Jimmy Barr

Glen Road, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo

5 Sep, 2021

Suddenly at his residence.

Jimmy, predeceased by his parents Bill and Roisin (Pearse Road, Sligo).

Beloved husband of Helen and loving father of Mark (Dublin) and Paul (Sligo). Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, brothers Michael (Sligo), Philip (Australia) and John (U.S.A.), sisters Rosanne (UK), Margaret (Drogheda) and Rita (Limerick), daughter-in-law Vanessa, Mark`s partner Sinead, grandchildren Ryan, Sam and Kate, in-laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at his residence on Tuesday from 12:00 noon for family and friends only please.

Reposing at The Foley And McGowan`s Funeral Home, Old Market House, Market Yard, Sligo on Wednesday morning at 11:00am with a Celebration of his Life taking place at 12:00 noon. Burial will take place in St. Patricks Cemetery, Scarden afterwards.

You can stream Jimmy’s Celebration of Life live by clicking ‘Live Stream’ below.

Due to the current restrictions the reposing and funeral will be for family and friends.

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Croí care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo or by clicking the link below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on info@sligofuneralhome.ie


  1. We are saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing May he rest in peace our deepest sympathy to Helen and family and May God keep and you and Jimmy in his loving care.

    Con Darcy and family Oakfield Park Skigo

  2. Our deepest condolences to Helen and family on the passing of Jimmy. May you rest in peace dear Jimmy.

    The management and staff of Darcy Contract Cleaning Sligo

  3. So many wonderful times with my duelling partner Jimmy,on and off the courts and elsewhere,always in good form,and up for a laugh,sadly missed ,a great character,💔philip and marianna little,and family

  4. Our condolences to Paul and all Jimmys family. May he RIP.
    Mary and Turlough Mc Gowan

  5. We are so sorry to hear of the untimely passing of Jimmy, Rest In Peace.

    A warm and friendly person with a great sense of humour and a wonderful colleague at the Craftsman Press for over forty years.

    Deepest sympathy to Helen, Mark, Paul and grandchildren and all members of the Barr family.

    May God comfort all on this sad occasion in their great loss.

  6. Deepest sympathy to Helen and Family on the death of Jimmy, may he rest in peace

  7. Rest In Peace. Jimmy old Friend.
    Deepest condolences to, Helen,Mark and Paul and Families.
    I will never forget your kindness to me

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Helen and family on the sad passing of my old school buddy Jimmy. He was indeed a great character and I had the privilege of meeting up with him last year when in Sligo. Rest in peace Jimmy.

  9. Deepest sympathy to Helen & Family on the passing of Jimmy. A great character to be sadly missed. May he rest in peace.

  10. So sorry to hear of Jimmy’s death. He was a splendid character. Our sympathies to Helen, family and friends. Máire and Francie O’Connor

  11. Truly shocked to hear of the tragic and untimely death of Jimmy, a man so full of life and good humour. Sincerist sympathy to his grief-stricken wife and family. May he rest in peace. RIP.
    Carmel and Brendan Duggan, Strandhill Rd.

  12. Helen, I am so sorry to hear about your dear Jimmy’s passing. My sincerely condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace

  13. Helen, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Jimmy, a brother in bikes and boards.

  14. Was so saddened to learn of the news of Jimmy’s passing on Sunday. A great friend down the years through the printing business side and socially. When we were stuck for a ream of something, Jimmy obliged . . . a part of the GTO broke down, Jimmy said “you can have mine” . . . that was Jimmy, always obliging and willing to help. And if Jimmy was in a bind we would do what we could to help and had a laugh along the way. We had a great business relationship for as long as I can remember. He will be sadly missed for the oul chats in “Shoots” and even the banter on Facebook. Helen, Mark and Paul, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Gone too soon.

  15. Deepest sympathy to Helen and all the family on the sad passing of Jimmy a true gentleman .
    May he rest in peace Connie

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