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CELTIC CRUSH SUNDAY- “KILKELLY”-MOLONEY, KEANE AND O’CONNELL — slicethelife

Hans at Hanspostcard has shared a detailed-through-letters account of a family member who left his family and country behind.  The country here is Ireland, but it could apply anyone who has emigrated from their country of origin through hardship or duress.  The song is so touching.  Please take time if you can to follow the links…

Celtic Crush Sunday- “Kilkelly” – Moloney, Keane and O’Connell. This is a heartbreaking song about immigration. A son leaves Ireland for the United States in the mid 1800’s. The song is based on actual letters – the complete story is attached below. https://www.irishcentral.com/homepage/the-moving-letters-of-a-family-to-their-son-in-america-after-the-famine Kilkelly (Peter Jones) Kilkelly, Ireland, 1860, my dear and loving son […]

via CELTIC CRUSH SUNDAY- “KILKELLY”-MOLONEY, KEANE AND O’CONNELL — slicethelife

10 thoughts on “CELTIC CRUSH SUNDAY- “KILKELLY”-MOLONEY, KEANE AND O’CONNELL — slicethelife

    1. Sounds like both sides of my family, one side Irish the other side German. I come from a long line of drinkers and fighters. Ironically, my own father did neither. He had other issues that made up for them. Humans are a flawed species. How do we keep surviving?

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