Walsh, which is pronounced "Welsh" in Connaught , is a semi-translation of the Irish surname Breathnach, meaning ‘Welsh’ or ‘Breton’, also sometimes anglicised as ‘Brannagh’. This alludes to the Cambro-Gaelic origin of the Walsh families. The name came into use to describe the Welsh people who came to Ireland during the Cambro-Norman invasions beginning in 1169 A.D.
Unlike most of the Anglo-Norman and Cambro-Norman families such as the Burkes, the Fitzgeralds etc, who can trace their ancestry to a small number of known individuals, the Walshes have many different origins, since the name arose independently in many different places in Ireland.
- Mary Walsh (1869 IRE - 1956 MN) m. John Geraghty (Dropbox)
- John Walsh (@1837 - 1920 IRE) m. Julia Burke (Dropbox)
- Patrick Walsh (@ 1803 - 1883 Ire) m. Mary (Dropbox)
- John Walsh (Dropbox)
- Walsh Ancestry (Dropbox)
|Walsh Farm Derrycoosh 1985 - Dolores English Young|