Barry's Amusements


Barry's Amusements

Barry's Amusements is the largest amusement park in Northern Ireland. It is situated in the centre of Portrush on the north coast. It is a popular family attraction for visitors to the area.

In 1925, travelling members of the Chipperfield and Trufelli circus families were invited by the local railway company to permanently locate in Portrush on a site beside the railway station. The name 'Barry's' is based on an early supplier (Barr). Barry's maintains a mixture of traditional and modern amusements.

The park's attractions currently include two roller coasters, a number of fairground rides, video games, and traditional amusements including a carousel, ghost train, penny-falls, one-armed bandits, and a new mini log flume.

Barry's opens each year from Easter until the end of August and relies heavily on casual workers from local schools and colleges. A book, "Fun is Our Business" was published by Colourpoint Books in 2006 to celebrate Barry's 70th anniversary.

External Links

* [http://www.barrysamusements.com] - home page of Barry's Amusements
* [http://www.colourpoint.co.uk/titles/9781904242710-34.html] - Fun is Our Business, the official book celebrating Barry's 70th anniversary

See also

*List of theme parks in the United Kingdom


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