Jannet L. Walsh Online Profile

Finding Irish family history – Jannet L. Walsh stands at the farm her family called home about 200 years ago in rural County Kerry, December 30, 2018.

Jannet L. Walsh, MFA

Nonfiction Author, forthcoming book Higgledy-Piggledy Stones
Irish Family History Detective #IrishFamilyHistoryDetective
Contributor at IrishCentral

Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Augsburg University
Master of Arts, Photography, School of Visual Communication, Ohio University
Bachelor of Science, Mass Communications, St. Cloud State University

Featured story, Irish family history by Jannet L. Walsh

A savvy traveler in 1953 to Ireland from rural Minnesota packs a portable 35mm camera, Kodachrome slide film, and other essentials for world travel. That’s exactly what my father did before heading to the island of Ireland.

Vintage Irish Kodachromes 1953 – Photo Martin J. Walsh Jr, of Murdock Minnesota, Kodachrome slide.  Information written on slide: Tour bus from Galway to Cong and return, at a small town stop, May 14, 1953.

Jannet L. Walsh, a rural Minnesota-based photographer, writer and educator, is to be a first-time published author of a creative nonfiction quest narrative Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota about her Minnesota and Irish heritage. Scheduled publication is 2023 by Shanti Arts Publishing.

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