Tributes to ex-editor of 'Kerryman'
WARM tributes have been paid to the former editor of 'The Kerryman' newspaper, Seamus McConville, who passed away yesterday following a long illness.
Mr McConville, who was 79, joined 'The Kerryman' in 1957, and his career spanned over 54 years. He also served as the RTE correspondent for the SouthWest in the 1960s.
During his career, Mr McConville covered all the major stories in the South-West, including the Moss Moore murder, which inspired John B Keane's play 'The Field'.
Although born in Co Leitrim, Mr McConville adopted Kerry as his own, and was a driving force behind the Rose of Tralee Festival in its early years.
Mr McConville is survived by his wife Dolores and their four grown-up children.