Featured story at IrishCentral — Directions for Ireland, travel and Irish genealogy, May 22, 2023

Ross Castle, County Kerry, Ireland, photo above — Ross Castle is located at an inlet of Lough Leane, likely built by Irish chieftain O’Donoghue Mór in the fifteenth century. Learn more about this castle, and legends, located in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland at Heritage Ireland. Photo by Jannet L. Walsh, taken in 2018. ©2023 Jannet L. Walsh. All Rights Reserved.

What are the directions for Ireland?

Jannet L. Walsh
May 22, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce my story just published at IrishCentral, Directions for Ireland, travel and Irish genealogy, May 22, 2023. Learn about Irish travel and genealogy to jump start next trip to Ireland. I also answer a few frequently asked questions about travel to Ireland.

This is a video I created in April 2011, searching for family roots in Knockanarroor Townland, located just east of Killarney in County Kerry. Knockanarroor, pronounced “knock-on-a-roar”, is an unmarked dirt road where my Foley family lived and worked before the Great Famine in Ireland. The opening views in the video are on a horse and cart ride through the Gap of Dunloe, Killarney.


Jannet L. Walsh at Port Metcalf, the foot of Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada. Canada to the left, and right is the United States, Dec. 30, 2022, self portrait.

*Jannet 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 2023 by Shanti Arts Publishing. Walsh is recipient of a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Growth Grant funded by the McKnight Foundation, 2022-2024. You can follow Walsh on Facebook and Twitter, and on her other social media channels, with the hashtag #IrishFamilyHistoryDetective.

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