Tributes paid to Radio Kerry broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty

Radio Kerry has paid tribute to commentator and broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty who has died at the age of 77.

The radio station informed listeners of the sad news on-air with a special audio tribute, and via social media: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Weeshie Fogarty. On behalf of everybody at Radio Kerry we wish to extend our deepest condolences to his wife Joan and family, and to say – thank you Weeshie.”

Weeshie hosted the Radio Kerry Terrace Talk programme, and was well known for his love of football and association with Killarney Legion where he served as player, trainer and officer.

In 2014, Weeshie created the Kerry Sports Awards to recognised a local sport each month.

A notice on says: “Very sadly missed and dearly loved by his wife Joan, children Denise, Carolann and Kieran, son-in-law Glenn, grandaughters Lucy and Eva, sister Sheila, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.”

“May He Rest In Peace”

Requiem Mass at 10.30am on Wednesday morning, burial afterwards in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

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