Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, McKnight Foundation funded grant awarded for Irish Diaspora writing project!

I am excited to announce I’m a recipient of a Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, SMCA, Artist Growth Grant, 2022–2024. Funding for this program is provided by the McKnight Foundation. 
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Book draft submitted, Irish Canadian genealogy search underway

Jannet L. Walsh
September 1, 2022
Murdock, Minnesota

Greetings from Dublin Township, Swift County, Minnesota USA!

Summer is almost over, and fall is fast approaching approaching, arriving September 22, 2022, here in the Northern Hemisphere. This blog is short, with a few highlights from this summer. I’ve include links to blogs and stories at the bottom of page of highlights from this summer.

Travel to Ireland essentials, keep Irish eyes smiling

By Jannet L. Walsh – Travel to Irealnd

Do as I say about packing and planning trips to Ireland, and not what I do.

Packing and planning for international travel is especially difficult with news headlines include lost luggage, delayed, or cancelled flights, stranded passengers, all adding stress to international travel, including travel to the island of Ireland.

I’ve put together a list from official tourism travel websites from both countries in Ireland, Ireland.com, and other resources to lessen the stress of air travel. Northern Ireland has an official tourism website, Discover Northern Ireland. View and download a map of Ireland from Tourism Ireland, and more publications for inspiration and trip planning.

Irish Family History Detective, Dublin Diaries, July 23, 2022

Greetings!
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.

Dublin Diaries July 15, 2022

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.

Dublin Diaries July 10, 2022

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.

June 2022 highlights, upcoming speaking event in July announced

I am sending out a summary of my blogs and other items related to my book for the month of June 2022.  If you missed something, here’s a few items below.

Featured story at IrishCentral, June 27, 2022

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 2022, vintage 1953 Irish Kodachromes

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.

Featured story at IrishCentral, Aug. 12, 2021

By Jannet L. Walsh – I’m excited to announce my story Become your family’s storyteller, Seanchaí, by starting your genealogy hunt published Aug. 12, 2021 at IrishCentral.

My story includes numerous resources for searching for your Irish roots before heading to Ireland. Many of the tips are free, no cost., and tips links might apply to your ancestors, Irish or not! This story is part of IrishCentral Storytellers platform.

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