Kilkelly trip planner
Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free
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.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Build a planTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Kilkelly
Places to visit with Kilkelly
Recently planned trips to County Mayo
16 days in Ireland, Belfast & Portrush BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Belmullet BY A USER FROM ITALY April, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Dublin, Ireland's West Coast & Westport BY A USER FROM FRANCE July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Ireland BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA July, culture, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium