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Seamus Weldon was such a good engineer he could have worked for John Deere in America

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Such was the engineering skills of the late Seamus Weldon he could have worked for the design department of the legendary John Deere company in America, his funeral Mass was told this week.

The popular businessman passed away last week.

Best known as the main John Deere lawn keeping equipment agent for Munster, Seamus was also ingrained in the sporting and community life of his adopted Kerry.

A native of County Meath, Seamus met his wife Eileen in the Galtymore, the legendary Irish dance hall in Cricklewood, London.

They moved to Killarney, where Seamus took a job at the Liebherr Container Crane Factory in Fossa before setting up his eponymous lawn mower dealership in 1969, first in Killarney town centre before moving to a permanent base in Barleymount.

“Seamus often made his own design modifications to John Deere machines, working on feedback from his customers. These were fed back to the parent companies who often acted out on them I used to wonder, at times, if we were going to end up moving to America with him working in the John Deere design department,” his son James told his requiem Mass at the Prince of Peace Church in Fossa.

Seamus passed away the previous Saturday after a battle with Motor Neuron Disease.

“MND is a dreadful disease to deal with but you would have been forgiven for thinking that Seamus didn't have it at all as he was so strong and courageous right up until the end,” added James.  “We would like to take the opportunity to thank the medical teams and Palliative Care [staff] for their compassion and professionalism as they showed during his time.”

Mr Weldon was a huge GAA fan and managed his home club, Fossa GAA, to successive Division Two and One East Kerry championships. He was also a great supporter of St Paul’s Basketball Club in the town.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen, daughter Kathleen and sons Michael, James and Padraig, son-in-law James Culloty, daughters-in-law Hilda, Sharon and Gillian, and grandchildren Ewan, Eve, Shea, Ava, Rian, Ruairí, Zachery and Esme.

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Efforts to find owner of designer jewellery found in Fossa

A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago. Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on […]

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A Killarney resident is trying to find the owner of a designer ring that she found outside her house a few months ago.

Kristy Nicholas, pictured, found the ring on s footpath in the Lackabane Estate in Fossa on December 29 last.

Since then she has exhausted all channels in an effort to find the owner including regular contact with the Gardai and local word of mouth.

“Since that time I worked to find the owner through word of mouth and by filing a report with Gardai. Since I’ve been unsuccessful,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The owner could ring the Killarney Gardai station and provide details to be connected with me. To be reunited a description will be needed, such as the brand and designer and type of ring It’s quite an expensive ring so I’m really hoping to get it back to the right place.”

Kristy can be contacted on 087 3443500

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Celtic Whiskey Bar now offering wine Wednesdays and Sundays

The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to […]

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The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder on New Street is adding another string to its bow and as well as offering whiskey tasting sessions the popular bar is set to become a wine lovers paradise.

The bar is launching a Wine Wednesday and Sunday experience.Every Wednesday and Sunday, with a full wine menu available, offering a delightful selection ranging from fizz to rich reds and delicate rosés. Whether you’re a seasoned sommelier or just beginning to explore the world of wine, there’s something for everyone to savour.“Step into the cosy establishment nestled in the heart of Killarney and prepare to embark on a journey through vineyards and varietals, all at heavily discounted prices that won’t break the bank,” said the bar in a statement.“And the best part? Bottles start from just €20, making indulgence accessible to all.”Each week, the bar will be showcasing special wines available by the glass to  complement a delectable menu offerings.“The perfect pairing with their new and updated menu. The perfect spot for some casual drinks and dinner. Treat yourself to cheeseboards, chowder or any of the tasting offerings the new menu has to offer. Whatever your preference, their knowledgeable staff are on hand to guide you through our extensive wine selection, offering expert recommendations and ensuring that each sip is nothing short of perfection,” added the statement.

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