Belfast Telegraph

Barry’s Amusements up for sale

The owners of the historic arcade and park in Portrush say they can no longer give the commitment required to run the business.

Barry’s Amusements is up for sale (PA)
Barry’s Amusements is up for sale (PA)

By David Young, PA

Northern Ireland’s best known amusements park has been put up for sale.

Barry’s in Portrush has been entertaining families in the seaside town on the north coast for almost 100 years.

Owners the Trufelli family said they had not taken the decision lightly.

They said they could no longer give the “considerable commitment” required to run the business.

We hope to pass on the baton to someone who will ensure generations can still enjoy the fun that Barry’s offers our local and wider community Trufelli family

Business advisory firm Grant Thornton has been appointed to find a buyer for a park that first opened in 1926.

Barry’s 11 full-time staff will be kept on during the sales process.

In a statement, the Trufelli family said: “This is not a decision the family has taken lightly, especially given our 93-year trading history, and follows significant and emotional consideration over a prolonged period.

“We understand the special place that Barry’s holds in the hearts of many Northern Ireland families, but none closer than our own.

“We wish to thank all our customers who have helped sustain Barry’s down the years and our full-time and seasonal employees who have been pivotal to the success of the business. We hope your memories of Barry’s are happy ones.

“We hope to pass on the baton to someone who will ensure generations can still enjoy the fun that Barry’s offers our local and wider community.”

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