Tributes have been paid to the three men who drowned off the coast of Cahersiveen in Kerry last Sunday.

Anatolijs Teivens, Jurijs Burcves and Valerijs Klimentjevs were fishing off Coonanna Pier when the tragedy occurred.

All three have families and lived in Kerry for a number of years.

Mr Teivens and Mr Burcves had been living in Killarney, while Mr Klimentjevs lived in Tralee.

The men, who were originally from Latvia, were regular visitors to the Cahersiveen area.

KWD Recycling in Killarney, where Mr Burcves worked, said he will be missed very much by his colleagues.

"Everyone is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Yuri. He was a pleasure to work with and was always willing to help his colleagues who will very much miss him.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family," the company said.

A book of condolence has been opened at the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church in Cahersiveen and three candles will be lit before all masses at the church this week.

A special prayer service will take place this Saturday at Coonanna Pier and Parish Priest Fr Larry Kelly says all are welcome.

Final arrangements are being put in place for the repatriation of the remains of the three men. 

57-year-old Anatolijs Teivans is to be cremated in Cork on Friday before being taken back to Latvia, while arrangements are being finalised for Mr Klimentjevs.

A service is set to take place in O'Sheas Funeral Home in Killarney tomorrow night for Mr Burcves and his remains are being taken home to Latvia on Thursday, it is expected.