Kelly, Éamon  

Ireland’s Master Storyteller: The Collected Stories of Éamon Kelly


The Collected Stories of Éamon Kelly.


In this collection, actor and seanchaí (traditional storyteller) Éamon Kelly's finest stories are collected for the first time: stories of the real Kerry and the magical past of the Gobán Saor, the heartbreak of emigration, the stations, the priests, the courting and dancing, the war between the sexes. 

Kelly mines a rich seam of humour and sadness out of resilience of a people rich in hospitality and generosity, imagination, culture and tradition.


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ISBN 9781860230806

About the Author

Éamon Kelly (1914 - October 24, 2001) was an Irish actor and author. He was born in Sliabh Luachra, County Kerry, Ireland. The son of Ned Kelly and Johanna Cashman, Eamon left school at age 14 to become an apprentice carpenter to his father, a wheelwright. Both an actor and storyteller, he became a member of the RTÉ actors group, Radio Éireann Players, in 1952. He is best known for his performances of storytelling on stage, radio, and television. As an actor, he worked extensively with both the Gate Theatre and Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was also nominated for a 1966 Tony Award in the category Actor, Supporting, or Featured (Dramatic) for his role in Brian Friels Philadelphia, Here I Come.

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