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Wondering if anyone knows of Patrick J. Walsh, born March 17, 1871 in Carlow.  His parents were Patrick and Catherine (O'Leary) Walsh. Thanks.


Monday 6th Jun 2016, 08:25PM

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  • Laura:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    Below is the baptismal record from Find My Past. They erroneously showed Keary as the surname but the parish register shows Leary. The entry shows Cranagh as the townland but I'm guessing the townland was Crannagh in Kiltennell civil parish. The RC parish was Borris. Here is the link to the register

    I found eight likely siblings as follows: John 1853 Thomas 1854 James 1856 (likely died young) James 1858 Mary 1861 Mathew 1864 Catherine 1866 Anne 1868

    I looked at the 1901 census for Crannagh and found one Walsh family. I think Matthew Walsh was the brother to Patrick and the 70 year old Catherine was Patrick's mother.…

    Roger McDonnell

    First name(s)PatrickLast nameWalshBirth year-Baptism year1871Baptism date17 Mar 1871ParishBorrisDioceseKildare and LeighlinCountyWexford, CarlowCountryIrelandFather's first name(s)PatrickFather's last nameWalshMother's first name(s)CatharineMother's last nameKearyRepositoryNational Library of IrelandNational Library of Ireland link

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 6th Jun 2016, 11:31PM
  • Hi Roger! 
    I think you've struck gold!  Is there any way to know which townland they lived?  I'm planning to visit Ireland and would love to get as close to where my ancestors lived as possible. 



    Thursday 9th Jun 2016, 06:59PM
  • Laura:

    The townland was Crannagh in Kiltennell civil parish. The area is about 33 kilometers south of Carlow Town and very close to the borders of Co. Kilkenny to the southwest and Co. Wexford to the southeast.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 10th Jun 2016, 03:28PM
  • Roger,

    I thousand thank you's.  I am looking forward to seeing where Patrick spent his youth before immigrating to Iowa. 




    Tuesday 14th Jun 2016, 03:40PM
  • Dear Laura, 

    From what we read, we think you are a cousin of my mother. She was born in the Walsh home place in Crannagh. Contact us for more information and validate the connection.

    Carlow C

    Friday 1st Jul 2016, 06:49PM
  • Carlow C

    Friday 1st Jul 2016, 06:50PM
  • Hello Carlow C!

    How would you like proceed to validate a family connection?  Do you know where the Walsh home place is located in Crannagh?  If it is still standing, I would like to visit.





    Thursday 7th Jul 2016, 05:43PM
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    Hi Laura,

    the homeplace is still there although unoccupied for many decades now. We could arrange for you to meet my mother if you like to discuss the family connection and relations still in the area. my mother has shared this photo of the family grave in Rathana village nearby. 

    Carlow C

    Thursday 14th Jul 2016, 05:38PM
  • Hi, Carlow C. We will be in the area July 27-29. Is there a pub or coffee shop we could meet?


    Sunday 17th Jul 2016, 09:44PM
  • Greetings! My husband James Todd Walsh is from the line of Thomas Walsh who was Patrick's older brother and settled in Iowa as well! My husband's dad James Robert or Bob is still alive and well in Iowa. I've been trying to get more detail on the family history back in Ireland but haven't discovered much beyond a Griffith valuation entry. We are hoping to travel with our daughters back to visit in the next few years and would love to connect! Cheers!

    Carol Walsh

    Saturday 25th Nov 2017, 07:53AM
  • Hi Carol.

    I visited the Walsh homestead in Crannagh last year. If you are in Iowa maybe we could meet to share what I know that might be helpful when you visit. If you are open to this, let's ask the admin people on this site to help us connect.

    I will tell you we had a fantastic time! We met my dad's 2nd cousin and her husband who were incredibly nice and took us up to the homestead. Her name is Mary. She's related to Carlow C whom I spoke with but wasn't able to meet. I'd like to go back when the 'family church' in Rothanna has their family Mass and, hopefully, meet more of the Ireland Walsh's.

    Have you been to the Holbrook, IA genealogy day? Let me know your thoughts.



    Sunday 26th Nov 2017, 12:24AM
  • Hi Carol,
    Happy to connect and help with your queries as we did with Laura last summer. I am sure she can share some updates and tales from her experience to help you out. We look forward to welcoming you in Ireland at some stage in the future.
    Once admin connects we can exchange email details for further communication.

    Carlow C

    Sunday 26th Nov 2017, 09:33PM

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