All of Season One is a prelude to the life of Elly Kedward, exploring her heritage and circumstances of her birth.
A prelude to the life of Elly Kedward, Chapter One begins with her parents, heritage and birthplace; Glengarriff, Ireland in 1729, in which Deiniol Aodhan and Aedammair McAthain are expecting their first child. Unfortunately it will be their only child, one they refer to as their "flower" until they know if it's a son or daughter.
We learned how, tragically, they would never know their flower, and how she in turn would never know her own parents. Her father, Deiniol, suffering from smallpox, was no longer able to sufficiently provide for and aid his wife Aedammair and their unborn child. Despite their challenges, the love between them both ran deep and the foreshadow met in Deiniol's illness only compounded that love.
As he struggled his final breaths, Aedammair laid down beside him, reaching her arms around his shoulders, professing her love for what would be her last opportunity. Within moments Deiniol Kedward succumbed to his illness.
It was not but days before Aedammair's water would break as she went into labor.
This is where Eilis's (Gaelic for "Elly") story begins.