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Weeshie’s family attending the ceremony. From left, Carolann, Denise, Joan and Kieran. The plaque is in honour of Weeshie’s contribution to sport and local history. Photos by Christy Riordan

Weeshie’s family attending the ceremony. From left, Carolann, Denise, Joan and Kieran. The plaque is in honour of Weeshie’s contribution to sport and local history. Photos by Christy Riordan

Members of the Galvin and Fogarty families attending the plaque unveiling
to the legendary Weeshie Fogarty at An Siopa Dubh in Castlecove

Members of the Galvin and Fogarty families attending the plaque unveiling to the legendary Weeshie Fogarty at An Siopa Dubh in Castlecove

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Weeshie’s family attending the ceremony. From left, Carolann, Denise, Joan and Kieran. The plaque is in honour of Weeshie’s contribution to sport and local history. Photos by Christy Riordan

'A lovely gesture for a lovely man' is how one might describe the erection of a plaque to one of Kerry's favourite sons, Weeshie Fogarty.

The late Weeshie was idolised in Kerry and far beyond for his friendliness and sporting knowledge.

But Weeshie usually left an indelible mark on everyone he met, so it should come as little surprise that Carmel and Brendan Galvin of the Black Shop - An Siopa Dubh - in Castlecove decided to honour Weeshie with a plaque.