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 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s a loveely story and a vry haunting song. I got an error with your link but I found it on YouTube. I didn’t know it.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks for letting me know about the error link. Will try to correct it. The song is such a tearjerker!

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      1. I know it is normally a licensing thing, but this timee it just said an error occurred, so it might have been something else.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I had forgotten about it, but I think if you “reblog” someone else’s post and it has a youtube in it, it won’t play. I think it’s fixed now…

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  2. My father’s mother’s maiden name is Kilkey and they say that the only things that the Kilkey’s ever did was to fight and drink.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      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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  3. Irene says:

    Very moving, loved it, MsJadeLi!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Irene 🙂

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  4. Violet Lentz says:

    Whoa. That was amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this with me ❤️

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are very welcome, Violet.

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