Featured story at IrishCentral, June 27, 2022

Featured photo, Galway 1953, above – Photograph by Martin J. Walsh Jr, of Murdock Minnesota, Kodachrome slide.  Information written on slide – A small village near Galway, May 14, 1953. Google Map details to photo above at Bohermore, Galway, Ireland are provided below.


1953 vintage Kodachrome slides from Ireland featured at IrishCentral

Jannet L. Walsh
June 27, 2022
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce my story Seeing Ireland through my father’s vintage Kodachrome images published June 27, 2022 at IrishCentral.

My story about my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr., of Murdock, Minnesota, originally published on my blog on Father’s Day 2022. I shared his vintage 1953 Kodachrome images from his trip to Ireland. My story was featured on the Home, Roots, Irish American, and History pages of IrishCentral, June 27, 2022.


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Bohermore, Galway, Ireland

Update, June 28, 2022 – Since my story appeared on my blog and at Irish Central, I received messages from Luke Gerard Lanigan of Galway City, Ireland, Qualified Irish National Tour Guide with Destination Ireland Tours, specializing in tours related movie “The Quiet Man.”  Lanigan wrote me noting he thought he knew the location of my father’s 1953 photo of the tour bus, main feature photo of story Seeing Ireland through my fathers vintage Kodachrome images.

Google Maps – Nearby location of Martin J. Walsh Jr.’s 1953 street and tour bus photographs in Ireland. Location is approximately 144 Bohermore, Galway, Ireland. View at Google Maps.

Today I have an exact, if not very good address where my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr. stood in 1953 to take the Kodachrome image with his 35mm camera.  Lanigan suggests the nearby location is approximately 144 Bohermore, Galway, in County Galway, Ireland, the present-day location of Tonery’s Bar. Bohermore is an area of Galway, and it was the main road into the city from the east in medieval times.

As a side note, US President John F. Kennedy visited Galway, Ireland, June 29, 1963, ten years after my father. Learn more about Kennedy’s visit to Galway at Ireland Reaching Out website.


View Google Earth Map presentation, 3DView Ireland and Galway, including Bohermore, Galway with Google Earth Maps.

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Vintage 1953 Kodachrome from Ireland – Photography by Martin J. Walsh Jr., of Murdock Minnesota, Information written on slide: Cong, Ireland, on Ashford Castle Grounds. Ruins of an old Abbey, May 14, 1953.

Best wishes, Jannet L. Walsh

Jannet L. Walsh


About the writerJannet L. Walsh, of Murdock, Minnesota, is a photographer, writer, and educator. She is the author of the forthcoming creative nonfiction quest narrative “Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota,” scheduled for publication in 2022 by Shanti Arts Publishing. She has compiled Irish Genealogy Toolkit, a list of resources for researching your Irish roots. You can follow Walsh on Facebook and Twitter, and her other social media channels.



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