The definitive biography of Ireland’s Master Storyteller. Born in east Kerry in 1914, Kelly was to become one of Ireland’s leading actors, most notably with the Abbey Theatre. He also wrote and presented, in the role of the traditional seanchaí, a number of story theatre shows.
"That's my story. My journeying is over. I am eighty-four and my next trek will be through the stars to the great beyond, where I hope to meet again those I knew in my wanderings down here. If the humour takes us and there's a playwright handy, Hilton Edwards or the Abbey's Frank Dermody may be tempted to direct a show in some celestial alhambra, where angels with folded wings will sit in the stalls, applaud politely and maybe come round after and say, That was great!"
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