Former city architect for Limerick passes away

Jess Casey


Jess Casey


Former city architect for Limerick passes away

James Barrett , former city architect for Limerick and Dublin

THE former city architect for Limerick, who went on the oversee the design of the iconic Spire landmark in Dublin, has passed away. 

James (Jim) Barrett played a major role in the development of Limerick during his time as the city architect from 1984 to 1994, playing an instrumental role in bringing apartments, office and commercial spaces to beside the River Shannon. 

He took up his position as Dublin City Architect in 1994 and went on to help transform the Smithfields, the Millennium footbridge and the James Joyce bridge. 

Mr Barrett was also involved in designing the Spire on O’Connell Street and worked on the restoration of Dublin’s City Hall. 

Mr Barrett is survived by his wife Carmel, his children Nóra, Diarmuid and Séamus, grandson Dónal, brothers Pat and Richard, sister Eva, son-in-law Peter and extended family and friends.

Reposing at his home on Friday February 16 between 5.00pm and 8.00 pm. 

A Celebration of Life will be held in Mount Jerome Victorian Chapel, Harold’s Cross on Saturday at 3.00pm, followed by cremation. 

All enquiries to Fanagans 01 215 3980.