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Footage of County Kerry wake gets world attention

Footage of County Kerry wake gets world attention

FOOTAGE of a wake in County Kerry is continuing to be viewed by thousands of people across the world after going viral on the internet.

The wake took place in Falvey’s Bar in Killorglin for Ger ‘Farmer’ Foley, a popular local man who had passed away aged 45.

His sad passing has now been brought to the attention of a world audience after one of his friends, Brian O’Sullivan, was filmed singing The Killers’ song Mr. Brightside in tribute to the father of two, who had suffered from cystic fibrosis. View the footage.

The moving rendition has even won praise from The Killers, The band tweeted: “Brian O’Sullivan, if Brandon [Flowers, lead singer] ever needs a fill-in, we’re calling you! May we all have friends like this.”

Before singing the song, Mr. O’Sullivan, who was standing on the bar’s counter, spoke of his departed friend. He told the packed bar: “He was the salt of the earth. He will never be replaced and we will remember him forever in our lives.”

Mr. Foley, who had been a sound engineer, was a massive music fan. He had received a double lung transplant 12 years ago. Now Mr. O’Sullivan has appealed to people to carry a donor card. Get an organ donor card in the Republic.

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