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Kilkelly

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Kilkelly is a village in Kilmovee parish County Mayo, Ireland. It is just south of Ireland West Airport Knock, lying between the Airport and the town of Knock itself. The village is along the N17, a national primary road running between Galway and Sligo.Kilkelly is a small village, notable due to the song "Kilkelly, Ireland", written by American songwriter Peter Jones. In the late 1970s or early 1980s, Jones discovered a collection of century-old letters sent to his Irish emigrant ancestor in America from that ancestor's father in Kilkelly. Jones wrote a ballad based on the contents of those letters, conveying the experience of his own family as well as others who were separated permanently by emigration.PeoplePeter Jones American Singer Song writer and composer of the famous Irish emigration song "Kilkelly, Ireland", his Great-Great-Great Grandfather Bryan Hunt came from nearby Urlar.Frank Harrington who owns one of the biggest quarries in the west of Ireland and Mayo Person of the year 2008 comes from the Town.Jim McDonagh Former Ireland Goalkeeper and current Goalkeeping coach his father came from the nearby parish of Midfield.Shane Horgan Former Ireland Rugby Winger and Actress Sister Sharon Horgan their Grandparents came from the nearby parish of Midfield.Greg Rusedski former UK No 1 Tennis player his wife's family are from the nearby parish of Midfield. Kilkelly is in County Mayo. Take a look at our Ireland trip itinerary planning app to refine the details of your trip to Kilkelly.
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