Ironmaker John Barham dies at age 89
An ironmaking billionaire who made the world famous John Bargham iron-making empire dies at the age of 89.
John BarHAM died on Friday at his home in Dublin.
A spokesman for the Irish Iron and Steel Manufacturing Association (IHSMA) said the death was confirmed by a family member.
Mr Barham was the second-richest man in Ireland and was also the owner of one of the world’s most popular iron-processing companies.
The company was sold in 2008 to John Baragh in the US, and Mr Barghams grandson John Barah sold it to his son, John Barahan.
He later acquired the company.
The Barghamas were also one of Ireland’s wealthiest families, with Mr Baragh being the country’s richest man.
Mr Barsah was also a member of the Guinness Book of World Records.
John barham was born in Galway, in 1922.
He moved to Cork in 1926 and opened a small ironworks in the city’s south.
In 1931, the family moved to Dublin where Mr Barahan established his own ironworks, employing more than 100 people.
Mr Barbham also owned the Irish Railways, which he sold in 2000 to a consortium led by the US company IronBridge.
He was also an influential figure in the development of the Irish wine industry.
The family was also famous for its ironmaking operations.
It was Mr Barley’s father, John bargham, who founded John Baraghan’s ironmaking empire in the 1960s.
In 1967, John was one of three Irish brothers who founded Barham’s International Iron Works, which was one the biggest ironworks complexes in the world.
By the late 1980s, the company had become one of Europe’s largest ironworks and employed more than 500 people.
He sold it in 2001 to the US-based company Steel City Iron Works.
In 2008, John bought the Irish railways from Mr Barghan and renamed it Irish Railway Group.
Mr Barrham sold his Irish Railroads stake in the Irish railways in the early 1990s.
The ironmaker also built a small factory in Cork and moved it to Dublin in 2000.
John Barrham’s father was one a family of Irish bankers, and he was born to the same Irish mother as John Barghan.
He came to Ireland in 1929 from Cork.
John married Margaret Ann O’Connor in 1943, the daughter of the late Irish-American Irish journalist and philanthropist John O’Donnell.
They had three sons, two of whom died young.
John left his wife and two children, aged 10 and 16, to join the Royal Irish Regiment and was awarded a knighthood in 1985.
He died in 1996 at the Age of 87.
John and Margaret O’Connors sons, John and Joseph, founded the John Bargan Society in 1972, a group of retired businessmen, business leaders and philanthropists.
It is the oldest non-religious organisation in Ireland.
John’s eldest son, Joseph Barghan, also a former president of the Barghann family, died in 2008.
He left his business interests to become a judge.
John is survived by his son John Barogan, his wife Margaret O Donoghue, and his son Michael Barogan.
A memorial service will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin on Thursday evening.