Saturday 16 December 2017

Billy Keane: Welcome home, Christy, you'll always belong here

Billy Keane

Billy Keane

The orphan, in his 70s, told the story of how his mother was pregnant and the father wanted nothing to do with her. Her little boy was put into care. For 16 years he lived in a residential home in Tralee in Co Kerry.

His mother and father were both from Kerry. Their names are known to me. And I know the part of Kerry they came from. Here's some of the conversation from the last time we wrote about him, two weeks ago today.

"I don't know where I'm from," he repeated. He was a kindly man. Not in any way obsessive or loud. But he was a bothered man.

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