Never laughed so much as i did in his class. His notes were legendary. Amidst all the blackguarding that went on in his class his students all performed brilliantly in their exams
We once lifted his car by the back , ( peugeot 205 - blue ) and faced it towards the steps , one of the best teachers i ever had if not the best
A brilliant teacher. Maths classes were my favourite, the craic we had!!!
Back in the dark ages ('87) I failed honours-level geography in the pre-leaving but got a C in the real thing. JB=legend. Oh and we all really enjoyed all those extra geography classes, John, honest!
Pure legend!Do u think i came down the river on a bike!
The most patient man on the planet, and probably the best sense of humour out of all the teachers I remember.
this man is the LEGEND!!!!! best teacher in the school regret giving the man such a hard time but as he said iDIDN'T COME DOWN THE RIVER ON A BIKE... AND HE LOVES TOURIN GO ON YOU
legend should have an annual johny barry day in d school. says he is from lismore but is not. hes from turin
remember this .... the man is not a legend.....hes THE LEGEND.....i mean who else would allow the desk derby in his class without kickin a croud out?
The man was a ledgend. best teacher i had and didn't realise it. great laugh and a gentleman. shud be a statue of him inside the main door
Words fail me when I try to describe this genius of a man. They should announce a public holiday in honour of this guy. I luvs d maths
all hale Mr B the coolest teacher in the skul.Mr B,Mr B,Mr B!!!!!!!!!!
this man is a legend he'll go down in the history books of the CBS, despite all the carry-on in his classes he got on with the job, this man deserves a medal!!!
John Barry, the greatest we had without us even realising it, great teacher, great memories.
Best teacher i ever had knows his stuff not given the respect he deserves
fair sound..great teacher. regret givin de man such a hard time
probably the best teacher in the world,fom a 2004 leaving cert student who knows as a fact that the man is a legend.
i spent 6 years at the school and JB's classes were always the best .
NO'S HIS SJUF ABOUT EVERTHING.BUT U NO 1 THING SIR I DIDN'T COME DOWN THE RIVER ON A BICYCLE. LEGEND!!!!!!
You are a credit to the school.I know you get a hard time from some students but you should take it in your stride.I know I will do well in my LC because of you
A brilliant teacher and an absolute gentleman. Made the subject interesting.
This "Tourin" man is a gentleman.Best teacher I ever had. Had some laffs with him.
EXCELLENT teacher! absolutely brilliant, willing to help you at all times!