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In March 1832 Walter Walsh married Catherine Cullen (per Ancestry Ireland Catholic Parish Registers).  It mentions Danesfort & Woolengrange and Michael Walsh was a witness.   My gr gr grandmother, Mary, was born to them in1836.  Her marriage in 1861 St Patrick mentions Glauntha.  I believe she had a sister, Alice, maybe born 1839 and a brother, Edmond, born 1833.  Names that appear as witnesses at St. Patrick baptisms of Mary Millea's children include Daniel Cullen, Alice Walsh, Eliza Walsh and Thomas Cullen.

Thank you for any information you can find.





Saturday 19th Oct 2019, 03:57PM

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  • Kathleen:

    Welcome to Ireland Reaching Out!

    I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and only located two baptismal records for children of Walter and Catherine. Their records are below. Both records mention Glaunta/Glauntha as their residence. That name must be a local placename since I did not find that name in the listing of townlands.

    Roger McDonnell

    Name:William WalshDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:02-Dec-1836Address:GlauntaParish/District:DANESFORTGender:MaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Walter WalshMother:Catherine CullenOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patrick LaniganSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Ally Cullen



    Name:Alice WalshDate of Birth:
    Date of Baptism:06-Sep-1841Address:GlaunthaParish/District:DANESFORTGender:FemaleCountyCo. Kilkenny
    Denomination:Roman Catholic
    Father:Walter WalshMother:Catherine CullenOccupation:
    Sponsor 1 /
    Informant 1:Patrick WalshSponsor 2 /
    Informant 2:Mary Lanigan

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 19th Oct 2019, 05:56PM
  • Kathleen:

    Here is a link to the Danesfort RC parish register  You may want to scan the register for other baptismal records for Walsh children.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Saturday 19th Oct 2019, 06:27PM
  • Thank you so much for the information especially the website.  I wiill look for Cork ancestors.  Do you live near Danesfort; is the church St. Michael?  Hoping to visit next summer.




    Monday 21st Oct 2019, 05:04PM
  • Kathleen:

    I actually live in the States. 

    The parish page shows a picture of the church but not the name of the church so I can't confirm St. Michaels.


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 22nd Oct 2019, 06:29PM
  • Kathleen,

    In our researches into the Cotter and Brannan families, we visited Danesfort and Kilkenny a few years ago. St Michael’s School is next to the church, so it’s a reasonable assumption that the church is St Michael’s. Can’t find confirmation in my records though.

    Hope this is helpful and that you get to see the places you mention.




    Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019, 08:25AM
  • Thank you Roger and thank you Nigel.


    Wednesday 23rd Oct 2019, 01:48PM
  • Hi Kathleen
    I have a realtive named Ellen (Eleanor) Walsh, who lived in Glaunta and had a male relative named James.

    Ellen was married in 1828 in Danesfort.
    Do you know of any connection between them and the family youve been researching?


    Saturday 4th Sep 2021, 04:39PM
  • Hello Kathleen,

    I can confirm for you that the R. C. Church at Danesfort is the church of St. Muchael.

    Best wishes,


    Ballyadams Laois

    Tuesday 7th Sep 2021, 07:13PM
  • Hi,

    I am also researching the Cullen and Walsh family but with a connection to the Gorman family in Woolen Grange.  My gg-grandmother was Catherine Gorman, born about 1811.  She married Patrick Dalton around 1840's and lived in Barrettstown, Knocktopher.  I found a Catherine Gorman born in 1809 in Woolen Grange to a James Gorman and Mary or Margaret Murphy.

    There was a Kiernan Gorman who married a Mary Cullen about 1804, a Rodger Gorman who married a Bridget Walsh about 1805 or 1806, and a Thomas Gorman who married a Mary Walsh about 1801. All from Woolen Grange and their children were baptised in Chapel Tullo. Rodger, Kiernan and James were all sponsors for the various children so I suspect they are siblings or at least 1st cousins. 

    I am not sure if these Gorman-Cullen-Walsh connections will work for me as I am still building trees for their families to see where it takes me.  Hopefully, I have found my gg-grandmother's family. If anyone is interested, I can provide the names of the children I have saved on an excel worksheet.



    Wednesday 8th Sep 2021, 09:14PM

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