With high hopes and mad anxiety I jetted off to Ireland two weeks ago to find my connection to the Emerald Isle. I knew whereabouts my Walsh family came from in the south of Ireland, and I was hoping to track down some distant relations.
Everything and nothing happened so fast.
Weeks and weeks of research and hundreds of dollars paid to a genealogist in Newfoundland culminated in a single name and a single date: Patrick Walsh, 1778, County Waterford. Over 200 years ago. And while I had the area of origin narrowed down to three places in the county, I was hoping I’d find some thread of relation to reunite me with my homeland.