One of the leading figures in the Irish community in London will be laid to rest in his native Beaufort this morning.
69 year old Christy Kissane left the Beaufort area around 50 years ago for London where he worked on building sites. He later owned many pubs but was probably most famous for running the Kingdom Bar in Kilburn.
Thousands of people turned out for the removal in Killorglin last evening.
Mr Kissane will be laid to rest in Churchtown Cemetery in Beaufort following Requiem Mass in St James’ Church, Killorglin at 10.30.