Tributes paid to Kinsale publican Seamus O’Connor

Tributes paid to Kinsale publican Seamus O’Connor
Tributes are being paid to Seamus O'Connor (pictured on left)of Kitty O'Se's in Kinsale, who has passed away. His is pictured with  well-known Cork GAA FAN Cyril Kavanagh.

Tributes are being paid to Kinsale publican, Seamus O’Connor who has passed away.

Mr O’Connor ran the popular Kitty O’Se’s bar and was well-known in the town.

He had also recently opened a second premises in Killarney, where he had previously lived.

Local councillor Alan Coleman said that while Seamus O’Connor had only moved to Kinsale in more recent years that he had a huge impact on the town in a short time.

“It’s hard to believe. Himself and Eileen were such a bubbly couple and when you came into the bar, he’d light the place up. He had a powerful voice and when he sang, the whole place would go into silence,” he said.

Cllr Coleman said Seamus O’Connor had even penned an election song for him at one point.

“He ran a very popular establishment and it was a great business which managed to tap into the tourist trade and get local support. In the summer, there would be music 15 times a week,” he added.

A private funeral will take place for Mr O’Connor, however, a memorial mass will be held at a later date to celebrate his life.

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