The Walsh Family: Lough Mask Cottages

James ("Jim") Feeney with WW1 medals. The boys: Paddy Feeney (in front of Jim) - Mattie Feeney (behind Jim, right) The girls: Agnes (behind Jim), and SARAH (left of Jim) Norah (right of Jim,) and Crissie (front left of Jim)
Gerry celebrating hs 60th birthday in 2013

Searching can work out successfully…..

On the 15th June 2011, I uploaded a request for a photo from one of our readers Gerry Walsh which read:

“There is the hope that someone reading this article will solve a lifelong mystery for me (the writer), and unearth an image of my mother, which has until now, seemed an impossible dream”!

I am hoping that someone somewhere, reading this, may be able to provide that huge missing link to me and the rest of my family!? Perhaps you went to school with Sarah at Ballinrobe Convent (circa 1929-1939)? She may be in a group photograph with you, at school, or elsewhere?

This photo which was acquired from the Philbin Family/Feeney Family, who visited Ballinrobe was one of a number, the family brought with them, from England. Luckily, on the back of the image; was written the names of all in the photo*

The Walsh family, later lived in Ballinrobe, at ‘the Cottages’, Lough Mask Road.

SARAH (Gerry’s mum) was about 13 years old at this time. She later married Martin Walsh, and lived at number 10, and later 24, Lough Mask Cottages.

She died, June 1960, aged 38.

*The photo was taken in Ballyhaunis.



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