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Kilkelly (Irish: Cill Cheallaigh) is a village in Kilmovee parish County Mayo, Ireland. It is just south of Ireland West Airport Knock on 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.
- Peter Jones, American singer-songwriter and composer of the Irish emigration song "Kilkelly, Ireland", his great-great-great grandfather Bryan Hunt came from nearby Urlar.
- George Harrison, IRA member and arms trafficker.
- "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Kilkelly". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Cill Cheallaigh/Kilkelly". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Kilkelly". Mayo Ireland Ltd. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- O'Shea, James (16 September 2016). "Letters of a family to their son in America after the Famine". IrishCentral. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
- Healey, Joseph F. (2011). Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Class: The sociology of group conflict and change. Pine Forge Press. p. 85. ISBN 1412987318.
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