Barry C. Irish
2024 Kora Oriental Guide

A lifelong resident of Maine, Barry Irish grew up in the town of Gorham, the son of a self-employed carpenter. While growing up Barry and a younger brother joined their father,( while not attending school), building and remodeling homes in the greater Portland area. After graduating Gorham High School, Barry attended Central Maine Vocational Technical Institute and graduated from the Architectural & Civil Engineering program. Barry then earned an Associate degree from the University of Maine at Augusta from the Architectural & Construction Technology program. Barry then worked several years for Cimino Construction Co. building Windham Middle School, Maine Mall Motors, HCI Distributors warehouse and an addition to the Cliff House Hotel as well as other smaller projects. About this time Barry’s father had suffered several heart attacks and was forced to retire.

Barry decided to carry on his father’s business building and remodeling homes, naming the business Irish Custom Builders. After a couple years Barry bought a window company from the widow of the former owner, which sold, serviced and installed windows and doors from several distributors. He named the business Windows Plus and opened a storefront in South Windham. Barry operated both businesses for over forty years.

After college, Barry joined the Gorham Fire Department as a volunteer Firefighter and then became a paid part time Police, Fire, and Rescue dispatcher. He dispatched every Saturday and Sunday night from 4PM to 12AM. Barry did this for 10 years until he met Debbie, who became his wife. Barry has been a member of Presumpscot Lodge in Windham since 1991 and a member of Kora Shrine since 1992, is a member of the Kora Oriental Band and has been a vice president and president of both Lake Region Shrine Club and Cumberland County Shrine Club multiple times. Barry is currently on the Board of Directors of Camp North Association.

Barry lives in Windham, and is married to the former Debra Lee Rolandini of West Springfield, Mass., they have two adult daughters, Jessica, a research scientist at Idexx, and married to Dr. Edward Greeley, have three children, Braedon, Leighlani, and Langdon. Katlyn, works in the accounting department at Evergreen Credit Union. While not very good, Barry enjoys golf, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling at his camp in Moosehead Lake and Timeshare at Rangeley Lake, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and cruising around town in his 1953 Chevy pickup.

Barry and Debbie are now both retired, and highly recommend it!