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First of all sorry for the late response, but we will do our best to answer your question to the best of our abilities.
Even today the Walsh family is still strongly represented in Mallow and area.
Unfortunately the records from before 1800 are scares in Mallow , the Mallow Heritage center has records from 1800 onwards. These records can be viewed (transcriptions) against a free of 5 Euro per record.
Be aware that older records sometimes only give a name and date and not always information about parents etc.
Only from 1865 onwards records became better but still most of them were church-registrations and not all priests put a lot of information on the vital records.
It would be a good start if you could find an old passenger record from when the family emigrated, in some cases this gives the name of the father left behind in Mallow, Ireland.
For passenger records from before 1880 you can visit http://www.castlegarden.org/ take note that they might have traveled from the United Kingdom, Liverpool for example.
Also American naturalisation records hold a lot of information about the person
Other links we can advise you to check is the Irish Family History Foundation as mentioned above (Mallow heritage center) http://www.rootsireland.ie/
Saying that maybe someone from Mallow with a Walsh connection might respond to this post and might be able to help you a bit further.
I have done a quick search but could not find a Patrick Walsh born in 1780 in North Cork, Mallow area
I found 7 matches for his name but none of them born or baptised in Mallow, the earliest Mallow birth was 1827 and clearly not your Patrick Walsh
Earliest baptism I could find for a Julia Healy was 1845
Quite possible that there births/baptisms were not recorded as I explained in my reply on Ireland reaching out records from before 1800 are scares and in some cases do not even exist
May I ask where you found the dates?
The good news is that I did find a marriage registration for Patrick Walsh and Julia Healy
Church marriage of Patrick Walsh and Julia Healy 1815 Donoughmore, County Cork
Donoughmore is the place were most Cork Healy's came from ( Healy Clan)
Donoughmore is about a half an hour drive from Mallow to the South West.
I found this marriage record on www.rootsireland.ie
Many tks. for looking for Patrick & Julia, and I also had found that marriage record, but it doesn't list father or mother for either side. Do you think getting more info from the Donoughmore Parish is possible.?? I have been told his parents were William & Elizabeth, and her's was James & Mary. I also was told that maybe the records in Dublin go back prior to the 1800 date. As I had said that one son James had a son born in the USA " David I. Walsh who ended up being the Gov. of Massachusetts as well as their Senator that ran from 1914-1946. I have a book written back in 1952 about his life, and in the book it said his father (James) & his father ( Patrick) were from Mallow. So I would have thought that over the years someone in Ireland would have looked up his family tree, David I. Walsh was very close to Irish Minister to the United States Mr. Sean Nurran and on his death in 1947 a tribute was read from Premier Eamon de Valera of Ireland, who as it was said was very close with David I. Walsh.
So what do you suggest I do next.... as the entry into the USA has resulted in nothing, I think they all came in thru the port of Boston not New York.
You could try and tackle the problem by starting to trace Julia Healy in Donoughmore county Cork
You could contact the Healy Clan organisation, who can be found on Facebook, post your request there too.
Unfortunately there is no activity yet for Donoughmore here on Irelandxo, maybe something for me to start
This is the Healy Clan https://www.facebook.com/groups/55020292507/