The world wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. The patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, was born in Britain, not Ireland, and is reputed to have driven all the snakes out of Ireland. He’s also famous for using a shamrock to convert the Irish to Christianity. The parts that are fact or legend might never be known. I do know for fact my family has Irish roots.
I’ve just released another video in the Dublin Diaries series for July 23, 2023. This is short video to encourage you to subscribe to my monthly newsletter, if you haven’t already. If have already subscribed, thank you! Listed below on this page are more details about subscribing the newsletter, including a curated listed of resources to help jumpstart your Irish family history. Please see below for more details about the newsletter. Newsletter subscribers will receive first updates to Jannet L. Walsh’s forthcoming book on her American and Irish family.
Greetings! I’ve just published the next in a series of Dublin Diaries for July 15, 2022. This is an audio recording from the Brown Bag Lunch at the Swift County Historical Society in Benson, Minnesota, July 14, 2022. Topics of the talk include my Irish American family history in Minnesota, and roots in Ireland. Included also are tips for searching for your family roots.
I’ve just published the next in a series of videos called Dublin Diaries for July 10, 2022.
I started the series a year ago, and paused the videos while working on my book. Dublin Diaries is about rural Dublin Township, Swift County, Minnesota, along with topics of searching for Irish American roots and more. The township is named in honor of early settlers from Ireland and the capital city of Dublin. You can learn more at Dublin Diaries page.
1953 vintage Kodachrome slides from Ireland featured at IrishCentral – 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 featured 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.
Father’s Day is a time to honor our father. I wanted to share about my late father Martin J. Walsh Jr., (1924-2008), to honor him today on Father’s Day. My father spent his career working as a telegrapher and station manager for the Great Northern and Burlington Northern Railroad, 1943 to December 31, 1984.