A Reader Asks About Kilkerry And Kildare
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From: Robert McCarthy [Email him]

James Fulford writes 

"Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day—this usually leads to a wave of sentimentality about the "immigrant experience." The Voice Of America has temporarily turned itself into the Voice of Kilkerry And Kildare with St. Patrick's Day Recalls Irish Immigrant Experience | 150,000 marchers expected at New York City parade [By Adam Phillips, March 16, 2011] "

Kilkerry and Kildare?

I like Fulford's pieces on the Irish in America—a much-needed antidote to the tsunami of horse manure that comes our way every St. Patrick's Day.

James Fulford writes:

Yes, Kilkerry is correct. That is, it's a quote from How are things in Glocca Morra?

How are things in Glocca Morra?
Is that little brook still leaping there?
Does it still run down to Donny cove?
Through Killybegs, Kilkerry and Kildare?

I know what you mean, though. I would have said Killarney if I hadn't looked it up. Blame E. Y. Harburg, who wrote the song, and sort of made up the Irish parts.

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