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Adam Follows Grandfather's Footsteps

Posted on 02 May 2022
Adam Follows Grandfather's Footsteps

Currys: Portrush man follows in grandfather’s footsteps with role at fun fair.
It may be under new management but the legacy of Barry’s Amusements lives on in the newly-opened Currys Funpark in Portrush.
Hundreds of families have flocked to the site in recent weeks to experience a fun-filled day out after the legendary Portrush attraction opened under new management and ownership.
For one employee in particular, there's a family legacy attached to working at what was once Barry's Amusements up until very recently. Adam Hanson, who is from Portrush, has followed in the footsteps of his late grandfather with his role at the fun fair.
His grandfather was Colm Quinn, who was affectionately known to visitors as The Hobby Horse Man.
Colm had worked for the Trufelli family at Barry’s Amusements for over 60 years, their longest-serving employee, before he died in 2015 at the age of 79.
Colm's legacy is clear to see after Currys shared a photo of his grandson Adam working at the carousel just like his grandfather did in the past.