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Other early naming conventions designated a person's place of origin, e. Happy Travels to you! Following the partition of Ireland in , Dublin became the capital of the Irish Free State , later renamed Ireland. Saint Anne's Park is a public park and recreational facility, shared between Raheny and Clontarf , both suburbs on the North Side of Dublin. The Walshes lost this property to Cromwell and were transferred to Connaught in So if you want to self drive a Dublin to Dublin loop, I would budget at least 10 days and ideally 2 weeks. In parts of the country the name Walsh is pronounced Welsh — which causes annoyance to some of those of the clan, who perhaps don't want to be reminded of the Welsh forbearers!
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There are a number of early family trees which vary as to the origin of the family of Walsh in Ireland. One of the first "Walshs" was said to be Philip Walensis the Welshman who was a hero in a naval battle of , slaying the commander of the Danish Fleet, Turgesius, the King or Mac Turger, son of the King.
There are conflicting genealogies for some of the very early Walshs, and this page is a first in a series that explores possible family trees. The story of Philip as told by Geraldis Cambrensis writing in the late 12th century, "In this emergency, Raymond [le Gros] was appointed to the command, and the troops recovering their spirits, made an incursion into the district of Ophelan Offaly , and carrying of immense booty, obtained means of being fresh mounted and equipped.
From thence they marched to Lismore, and having plundered both the city and the province, conveyed their spoils by the coast road to Waterford. With these they freighted some small vessels which had lately arrived from Wexford, and some others which they found in the port of Waterford. While, however, they were waiting for a fair wind, thirty-two ships full of armed men came from the city of Cork, distant about 16 miles westward, for the purpose of attacking them.
A naval engagement ensued, the Irish making a fierce attack, armed with slings and darts, and the English repelling it with arrows and iron bolts from their cross-bows, of which they had great store. In the end, the men of Cork were defeated, their leader Gilbert mac Turger, being slain by Philip of Wales , a young soldier of great prowess. Then Adam de Hereford, who commanded, having increased his fleet with the ships taken, loaded it with plunder and sailed in triumph to Waterford.
Richard Fitzjames Walsh, d. James Walsh, married to Margaret Walsh of Carrickmines, with issue. Philipe Walsh, , married to Anne Whyte, with issue. Marie Anne Walsh, Helene Walsh, , married to Pierre Leonor Gravier. Antoine Walsh de Chassenon. Patrice Walsh de Chassenon, d. Marie Anastasie Walsh de Chassenon. Agathe Walsh de Chassenon. Helene Walsh, , d. Jean Baptiste Walsh, Marquis Walsh, Anne Marie Walsh, Alfred Walsh, , married to Sophie Louise Legrand, with issue.
Francois Jacques Walsh, d. Marguerite Walsh de Serrant, Raoul Walsh de Serrant, Leontine Marie Walsh de Serrant, , dunm. Valentine Walsh de Serrant, Edmond Walsh de Serrant. Francois Walsh de Serrant, Albert Walsh de Serrant, -. Celine Walsh de Serrant, Charles Alexandra Walsh de Serrant, Roaul Walsh de Serrant, Henry Walsh de Serrant, Hedwige Walsh de Serrant, married to Jean de Chabot. Mathilde Walsh de Serrant, Alberic Walsh de Serrant, Marie Dorothee Walsh de Serrant, Anne Walsh de Serrant, Sophie Walsh de Serrant, Francoise Walsh de Serrant, Marie Angelique Walsh de Serrant, Philippe Walsh de Serrant, Alfred Walsh, , married to Stella Freeman Stanhope, with issue.
Philippe Joseph Walsh de Serrant, Philippe Walsh, -. Philip Walsh, married to Margaret Hore, with issue. Jacques Wailsh, , married to Francoise Brignon, with issue. Marie Therese Wailsh, The clan name Walsh is the fourth most widespread family name in Ireland. It is found throughout the country and across the globe as the Irish have spread their wings and flown to other places in search of another life and adventure.
The word Walsh refers to the Welsh origins of the clan. The Irish Gaelic word for Welsh is Breathnach which explains why some early members of the clan were referred to as Breathnach and derivations of this. The name arose in the 12 th century when Normans of Welsh and English origin arrived in Ireland under Strongbow. The native Irish referred to many of these soldiers and followers as 'Breathnach'. Its wide distribution must be a tribute to the wandering and adventurous nature of the early Walshs.
The Walsh name is quite prevalent in the South East of Ireland, in particular,the coastal counties of Wexford, Kilkenny , Waterford and inland to Tipperary. The Normans first landed in Bannow Bay in County Wexford around — a short sea journey from Wales which probably explains their popularity in those counties.
Interestingly the current N25 road from Rosslare ferryport towards the South and West of Ireland follows a direct route through these counties to Waterford and the N24 picks up the route from Waterford. So if you are taking these roads, be aware that in a way you are following in the footsteps of your Walsh and Norman ancestors. One of the first families to be identified as Walsh in the South East was the Walsh clan known as Walsh of the Mountains.
The founder of this branch of the clan was Philip 'Walensis' also known as Philip 'Brannagh' both meaning Welshman. He was one of the band of Normans who arrived in the 12 th century and is said to have come from either Wales or Cornwall originally.
Philip rose to prominence during a battle in Cork in when he vanquished the leader of the opposing army. He married a member of the McCarthy clan and settled in South Kilkenny when granted lands there — in the area around Kilmoganny, in the barony of Iverk. Much of the land in the possession of the Kilkenny Walshs was confiscated by Cromwell in the 17 th century.
Family members fled to Europe and are cited as having lived in France and Tenerife. Descendants of the Carrickmines family fled to Austria. In parts of the country the name Walsh is pronounced Welsh — which causes annoyance to some of those of the clan, who perhaps don't want to be reminded of the Welsh forbearers!
The names Walsh and variations of Breathnach have been used interchangeably. A college teacher of mine had been knows as Mr Walsh. Imagine our surprise when he returned one year and said that he was to be known as Mr Breathnach from then on.
Walshs have been prevalent throughout Irish history. There is a story that as they fled the scene, in their attempts to cover their uniforms, they acquired some clothing from an unoccupied house.
One draped a lady's coat over his shoulders and the other pulled on an overcoat as disguises to aid their escape. Walshs have been writers and journalists too. John J Welsh was a travel writer who took up walking as an exercise on the recommendation of his doctor. He was based in New York and travelled from there to Cobh in where he undertook a walking tour of Cork and Kerry.
He wrote Ireland Afoot in describing his travels. Andrew Walsh, a Limerick printer founded the Limerick Journal in The Munster Express newspaper was founded in in Waterford by the Walsh family and continues to to-day. It is a good source for local activities.
The Kilkenny Walsh family motto is "Transfixus sed non mortuus" Pierced but not dead. With a name as widespread as Walsh, it is no surprise that they feature in Irish music. A well known dance tune is Walsh's Hornpipe.
So, pull back the furniture and take a few steps to this lively tune. Tatter means father or head of the clan. None of his poems have survived, but a popular dance tune is called Tatter Jack Walsh.
The Gaelic name Breathnach means 'British' or 'Welsh', and the name Walsh is a semi-translation of this meaning. The name arrived in Ireland with the Anglo-Norman invasion at the end of the 12th century, and was established in a number of different locations throughout the country. Today, Walsh is the fourth most numerous surname in Ireland, and is the most numerous in Co. Mayo in the western province of Connacht find out more about the Walsh name in Ireland. The hand knit Walsh sweater has a cable centre stitch, flanked by an unusual cable and honeycomb weave, braid, and moss-filled diamond panels on either side.
The cable stitch represents good luck, honeycomb represents work, and diamonds symbolise a wish for wealth. It comes to you complete with a clan history and crest. It has been hand crafted in the traditional Irish style, and, with care, will last a lifetime.
Comte de Serrant et de l'Empire Les documents administratifs registres paroissiaux, lettres de naturalisation montrent qu'il y a aussi des Irlandais plus modestes: Philip Walsh, baptized in Dublin in , built several men-of-war for the French service.
James Walsh was a captain in the French navy, and it was on board his ship that James II fled from Kinsale to France in , after the former King's unsuccesful bid to reclaim the throne of England. This page tells some of that story. The French government was apprised of Prince Charles's intentions, and though the French ministers were not disposed openly to sanction an enterprise which they were not at the time in a condition to support, they secretly favoured a design, which, whatever might be its result, would operate as a diversion in favour of France.
Accordingly, Lord Clare, afterwards Marshal Thomond , then a lieutenant-general in the French service, was authorised to open a negotiation with two merchants of Irish extraction, named Rutledge and Walsh, who had made some money by trading to the West Indies. Lord Clare having introduced Prince Charles to Ruttledge and Walsh, explained the prince's design, and proposed that they should lend him their ships.
When informed that everything was in readiness for his departure, Charles went to Nantes, near the mouth of the Loire, in disguise, and having descended the Loire in a fishing boat on the 20th of June, O. The expedition sailed from Belleisle on the 5th of July with a fair wind, which continued favourable till the 8th, when a dead calm ensued. The engagement depicted in this painting took place on 9 July , and was described as follows: Captain Brett made four drawings illustrating the successive stages of the encounter, and this picture is based on that of the final phase in the Sandwich collection, Kingzett, op.
She encountered a rough sea and tempestuous weather on the 15th and 16th, after which the weather became fine till the midnight of the 20th, when a violent storm arose. She stood out the gale, however, and on the 22d came within sight of land, which was discovered to be the southern extremity of Long Island, a name by which, from their appearing at a distance, and in a particular direction, to form one island, the islands of Lewis, the Uists, Barra, and others, are distinguished.
Accompanied by his attendants, the prince immediately landed in Eriska, and was conducted to the house of Angus MacDonald, the tacksman, or principal tenant thereof and of the small islands adjoining.
Charles set foot on the mainland at Loch nan Uamh on 25 July. Meetings with other important clansmen were as discouraging as before. They were Jacobite supporters but also realists. They knew the likelihood of success was negligible and that failure would spell disaster for their clans.
Charles refused to listen to any advice and gradually assembled a few local supporters. He secured the support of Cameron of Lochiel, who had also been pessimistic about the outcome of the rebellion, by sneering that Lochiel could stay at home and learn of the Prince's fate in a news sheet. Lochiel's support and the men he could put in the field were vital if the rebellion was to proceed. Charles sent letters and messengers from his HQ at Borrodale summoning support and he decided on Glenfinnan as the place where he would first assemble his army.
It is important to note that Scotland had experienced famine in and and many were suffering from scurvy during the summer of The promise of regular food helped to lure supporters to follow the Jacobite standard. On Monday 19 August the Jacobite standard was raised there. On August 19 that standard was raised at Glenfinnan and a general call to arms was put out.
Of the approximately men who gathered at Glenfinnan about were Lochiel's Camerons. The ensuing war rebellion was one mainly of marches and counter marches which lasted through the intervening months.
Jacobite successes were notably seen at Edinburgh and at Preston. Maurepas, entrusted with the execution of the King's will, hurried the organization and departure of the troops.
Everything was preparing in France to embark the troops and to set sail about the month of March Delays, difficulties, the cause of which is unknown, prevented the succour being ready in time to be useful.
Prince Charles Edward, abandoned to his own forces, was defeated at Culloden in the month of April , which effectively ended the rebellion. Charles remained in Scotland intil 20th September when he left Scotland for good aboard the French frigate L'Heureux. Sommaire 1 L'origine de cet envol 2 L'envol des oies sauvages 2.
Par la suite d'autres descendants irlandais se sont mis au service de l'Espagne: Irish Brigade From the midth century or so, France overtook Spain as the destination for Catholic Irishmen seeking a military career.
Austrian service Throughout this period, there were also substantial numbers of Irish officers and men in the armies of the Austrian Habsburg Empire , many of whom were based in Prague. Italian service Despite being less studied, the ancient and traditional " mestiere delle armi " in Italy was also a well-known profession by the Irish. In Sir Charles Wogan indicated in a letter to Dean Swift that , Irishmen had been killed and wounded in foreign service "within these forty years", [ 6 ] with Swift later replying: The Works of Jonathan Swift Edinburgh, ; pp.
Irish Pedigrees , Volume 2. Jacobite Ireland , London Straddling, R. Ceci ne nous explique pas les raisons du voyage et des conditions de transport? Many went on to fight in Spain, Austria and Russia. Having forfeited his estates in Kilkenny in , James Walsh was to become a captain in the French navy.
His son, Philip , was a shipbuilder in St. For this Anthony Antione earned the title of the first Earl Walsh. The lineage traces its ancestors back beyond James of Ballynacooly to Walter Walsh of Castle Hoel, and back to Philip Bretnagh Walsh who distinguished himself in the Cambro-Norman campaigns in Ireland during the latter part of the twelfth century. Antoine Joseph Philippe Walsh de Serrant Gaston Jean Philippe Walsh de Serrant Ludovic Charles Walsh de Serrant Henry Joseph Albert Walsh de Serrant Paul Walsh de Serrant Edgard Walsh de Serrant Patrice Walsh de Serrant James of Ballynacooly was born in the late 's and married Anne, the daughter of John Tobin of Cumshinagh.
The eldest son of Richard and Elizabeth, Patrick, was disinherited for reasons unknown to this author from the family estate, and in turn another son, John Walsh of Ballynacooly succeeded his elder brother Patrick. John married Mary Schattick, daughter of Thomas, and it was their son James Walsh of Ballynacooly who lived to see his estates forfeited in after the time of Cromwell's invasion.
James , mentioned at the top of this page, was a Captain in the French navy, having adopted that country following the defeat of Charles II. Elizabeth Sutton 17 John Walsh of Ballynacooly, m. Mary Schattick 18 James Walsh of Ballynacooly, m.
It is written that the help of these Cambro-Norman knights was summoned by the Leinster king Dermot MacMurrough to help reclaim his kingdom. Henry II of England followed in the year Cambro-Norman Invasion of Ireland. The Walsh relationship with the Cambro-Normans from Wales can be seen to have been the determining factor in their acquisition of property in Ireland.
Their good fortune and their reverses are seen to have been bound up with the struggles of the Fitzgeralds, Butlers, and Burkes for pre-eminence in power and possession, and with the desperate efforts of the English governors to hold a small area around Dublin [the Pale] against the pressure increasingly exerted by the native Irish.
From the very first year of their arrival in Ireland the Walshs, and all their associates, were regarded as English by the Irish, and as Irish by the English, and after five centuries this was still the position by reason of the continuous operation of two conflicting tendencies.
English law was cleverly designed to keep them at enmity with the old Irish; yet the conditions in which they lived conduced to friendship and intermarriage with their Irish neighbors. There was much in common between the early Welsh and the Irish.
They were of the same Gaelic stock, and had the same system of selecting rulers by tanistry. Both would set aside the eldest son of a chief from the succession for even a physical blemish, both took hostages from defeated enemies, and both made a practice of blinding possible rivals. The Welsh were also, as the Irish were not, guilty of mutilation for the same object.
In times of trouble the Welsh chieftains found refuge in Ireland, and the Irish chiefs in trouble were welcome in Wales. Of all who went to Ireland following the Cambro-Norman Invasion, those of Welsh blood were most likely to accommodate themselves with ease to the new conditions. As to the family origin of the first who went to Ireland, it seems clear that they were drawn from the leading houses of Wales. There is some indication that David, son of this David, also went there.
Philip FitzRhys was clearly of the house of South Wales. Philip and David "Walsh", who are mentioned in the early histories, and for whom it is claimed that both Strongbow and Raymond le Gros were their uncles, appear to be with the Geraldines rather than with the de Clares. In the early years they were very close to the Fitzgeralds, and Meyler Fitz Henry was their constant friend. Other families of le Waleys Walshs undoubtedly descended from Cadwallader, brother of Owen Gwynned, and Alicia de Clare, but the indications are that they came later to Ireland.
Read more at Exploring Walsh Connections in Wales. When Henry II arrived at Waterford, late in October, , Dermot McCarthy of Ireland went of his own accord to pay homage, give hostages, and agree to pay tribute for his kingdom. In , the invaders broke out of their initial Leinster foothld and invaded McCarthy's territory at Lismore. It was in escaping with their spoils that they met the Danes of Cork, where Philip 'Walsh' was the victor see Walsh of the Mountain.
At about the same time Raymond le Gros defeated McCarthy on land. Then, in , after the siege of Limerick, where David Walsh attracted attention, Raymond was appealed on behalf of Dermot McCarthy, who had been imprisoned by his son Cormac. Dermot's envoys, in imploring Raymond's aid, promised him large gifts. By a sudden move on Cork, Raymond succeeded in restoring Dermot to his kingdom, and he was given by the grateful Dermot lands of large tracts in Kerry. There was nothing revolutionary about these McCarthy marriages with young men of royal blood of Wales.
An interesting comparison of the Walsh arms are those of the name of an Archer family, who settled in Kilkenny about the reign of King John, their arms described as "Argent, on a chevron Gules, between three pheons Sable points downward , three mullets Or.
Similar arms existed for the Archers of Cornwall. The Walshes held Abberley for over years, but not without interruption. Queen Elizabeth I took it away to give to a favourite, but after a law suit it was restored to the Walshes. Joseph Walsh fought on the Royalist side at the Battle of Worcester on September 3rd, and later suffered imprisonment for his loyalty to the Crown. Internet history for Abberley Hall. Balally Taney parish, County Dublin After having been, about , in the possession of Maurice Howell and Gregory Taunton, already mentioned as tenants to the Priory of the Holy Trinity for the lands of Cabinteely and Brenanstown, the lands of Balally, came into the possession of the Walshes of Carrickmines.
Like other lands bordering on the mountains, those of Balally suffered much from "wars and casualties of fortune," and in a grant from the Crown in to William Walsh it was conditioned that he should build a small castle upon them. Although a considerable time elapsed before its completion, this castle was ultimately erected, and became the residence of a branch of the Walsh family. In Thomas Walsh, who was then in possession of three houses and eighty-one acres in Balally, besides the castle, died there, and was succeeded by his son, John, then a minor; in William Walsh was in possession, and in James Walsh was seized of the castle and lands, as well as of those of Edmondstown, near Rathfarnham.
John Borr, of Dublin. According to the Walsh historian, J. Walsh, Ballycarrickmore can be identified definitely with Ballykeroge, one of the properties of the Waterford family of Walsh. Howel was a christian name peculiar to the Walshes of the Mountains and Ballyhale is referred to as Howellstown in 14th century documents.
Some of the nicest and less crowded places in Wexford Waterford and West Cork were missed as well as charming Co Roscommon. Rick Steves might seem good on TV but in reality I wonder does he ever go out and find new places to visit instead of slavishly following the well trodden path of others. Like stated in the post, we were meeting up with family in Killarney as well as a large group of friends in Ennis for a wedding — so we had less time to explore because we were participating in festivities.
But I do appreciate you letting myself and our readers about other popular places to visit so they can plan their trips in the future. Further, thank you for pointing out my typo. I know that the Shannon airport actually serves the Limerick area, I actually meant to type Galway not Limerick — I must have been looking at the map when I typed it since we also spent time in Galway during our time driving around Ireland.
I have seen many things you mentioned. I love the castles like Kilkenny castle and Rock of Cashel. Thanks for reading, and for the comment. They are really beautiful — gotta love the castles around Ireland! A fascinating trip you have made, which are yet to undertake.
This is our goal to do within the next 18 months with the intention to take 3 weeks to do so. So yes, we will be spending time in Killarney, but also hope to do the Wild Atlantic Way road trip or most of it. Your roadmap is a useful alternative. We are planning two weeks in Scotland and England, hope to go to Ireland for 2 or 3 days. The major portion of our trip will be with family in Hawick, Scotland.
What is the best way to get there? We were thinking taking the Holyhead Dublin route ferry across about 2 hours to Dublin. Any ideas of something not too far from Dublin to see, places to eat? I love the old Ireland- thatched roof homes, castles, beautiful nature scapes and authentic cuisine. I prefer less hustle and bustle, off the beaten path places. Dublin city center is quite wonderful, with lots of history, charm, and some fantastic food and local music at the pubs every night!
If you want to get out of the city and maybe go for a drive, then the Wicklow mountains are not far just south of the city. I believe you could do a pretty short trip out there for a day of driving, and exploring the area — where you can also see some of the local villages and nature too.
That would be my bet, as other places may be too far for a short journey. Your email address will not be published. Our driving map of Ireland — the route we planned to take. Exploring the famous temple bar area of Dublin. What a scene — driving in Ireland! Gotta love these narrow country roads in Ireland! Photo by Nicholas Raymond. Exploring the Muckross House near Kilarney, Ireland. Making a stop while driving through Kilarney National Park in Ireland.
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About one million years ago the ice age began and from then until fifteen thousand years ago Ireland's climate alternated between arctic coldness and warmer periods, freezing and melting, freezing and melting over the centuries. This melting water roared and crashed its way through the Aillwee Cave greatly enlarging the passage and bringing with it large quantities of sand and silts which are still present in the inner cave. The earliest history of the cave is preserved in its roof.
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The park hosts endangered and exotic species from around the world including giraffes, penguins, zebras, gibbons to name but a few. Glasnevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Ireland and was first opened in It was established as a place where people of all religions and none could bury their dead with dignity; the cemetery has grown to become a national monument and is a vital part of the Irish Heritage story.
Glasnevin Museum is a must see for anyone interested in Irish Heritage and Genealogy. The tour includes a visit the crypt of Daniel O Connell. Other Museum facilities include the Tower Cafe which offers a wide and varied menu and the Glasnevin Trust Shop which stocks exclusive gifts and souvenirs. Jerpoint Abbey is a ruined Cistercian abbey, founded in the second half of the 12th century, near Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
It was constructed in , probably on the site of an earlier Benedictine monastery built in by Domnall Mac Gilla Patraic, King of Osraige. Jerpoint is notable for its stone carvings, including one at the tomb of Felix O'Dulany, Bishop of the Diocese of Ossory when the abbey was founded. The abbey passed into the possession of James, Earl of Ormand, in and has been a national monument and has been in the care of the Office of Public Works since Close to Jerpoint Abbey, at Newtown Jerpoint, are the ruins of a church where a local legend places the grave of Saint Nicholas!
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