Walsh expedition continues to Wolfe Island 2022-2023, video posted 

Jannet L. Walsh
September 21, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

Two round-trip from Murdock, Minnesota to Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada now completed, about 4,800 miles.

I recently returned to Kingston and Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada, August 28 to September 12. This is my second trip to Wolfe Island to explore my family roots on the largest island of the Thousands Island located in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, situated next to the international borders of Canada and the United States.

Irish Heritage —Book cover revealed, Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota

Jannet L. Walsh
August 18, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

I am very happy to to reveal the cover to my forthcoming book “Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota” about my Minnesota and Irish heritage. Scheduled publication is 2023 by Shanti Arts Publishing, of Brunswick, Maine, a small press publisher of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction.  The book design is by publisher Christine Cote, Shanti Arts Publishing. Publication is Fall 2023.

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Directions for Ireland: Travel and Irish Genealogy

Jannet L. Walsh
March 26, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota USA

What are the directions for Ireland?

How might you answer this question? I might say: From North American, Ireland is just east of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, as an airplane flies, just under 2,000 miles.

Luck of the Irish – Tracing the Lineage, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada

Jannet L. Walsh
March 18, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce a story written by Brian P. Johnson, retired Captain of the Wolfe Islander III, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, published today, March 18, 2023, at the West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minnesota. It’s another story about my adventures to Kingston and Wolfe Island, Ontario. This is the first publication of the story in the United States, with earlier versions published in Canada.

St. Patrick’s Day 2023

Jannet L. Walsh
March 15, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

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.

‘Irish Bard’ finds family roots on Wolfe Island by Brian P. Johnson, Thousand Islands Life

Jannet L. Walsh
February 15, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce a story written by Brian P. Johnson, retired Captain of the Wolfe Islander III, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, published today online at Thousand Islands Life, Feb. 15, 2023.

‘Irish Bard’ finds family roots on Wolfe Island by Brian P. Johnson

Jannet L. Walsh
February 11, 2023
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce a story written by Brian Johnson, retired Captain of the Wolfe Islander III, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada, published today in The Kingston Whig-Standard newspaper, Feb. 11, 2023.

Irish Canadian story featured at IrishCentral, October 6, 2022

Jannet L. Walsh
October 6, 2022
Murdock, Minnesota

I’m excited to announce my story just published at IrishCentral, Searching for my 150-year-old Irish family records in Ontario. My story is featured on the Home, Roots, and Genealogy pages of IrishCentral, October 6, 2022.

An earlier version of the story appeared at JannetWalsh.com on Aug. 16, 2022.

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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