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Tyrone farmer gored by bull is laid to rest

By Amanda Ferguson

Published 30/06/2015

Some bulls. Picture posed
Some bulls. Picture posed

The funeral of a "modest, quiet" Co Tyrone farmer who was gored to death by a bull on Friday evening, has taken place.

Seamus Joseph Kelly, who was in his 60s, was buried on Monday in Altmore following the accident on his farm at Largylea in Galbally, near Pomeroy.

The emergency services were called to the farm on Friday, but the father-of-two had already died from the injuries he sustained.

Mr Kelly was described as a "quiet, down-to-earth family man".

He is survived by his wife Rosaleen, sons Declan and Cathal and wider family circle.

Requiem Mass took place yesterday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Altmore, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Last night Pomeroy parish priest Fr David Moore told the Belfast Telegraph that the community had rallied to support the Kelly family.

"We had a large gathering of family, friends and community today who are stunned, shocked and saddened," Fr Moore said.

"He was a very modest, quiet, family man. It was terrible farming accident.

"The community has been fantastic in their support and everything has been taken care off.

"There has been a large outpouring of support and prayer."

Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone said: "It is a tragic accident.

"I am sure the thoughts and prayers of the entire community is with family at this very sad time.

"Farm safety is a massive issue and we see too many of these tragedies on farms.

"Unfortunately, it has happened again."

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