My name is Dennis Walsh, I live in Sydney Australia
My Father David Walsh, was born in Camp St.
The shop still stands in the main street.
My Grandparents were John (Sean Guy) Walsh and Ellen Walsh ( née Brandley) Sean Guy worked on Lough Corrib as a “Bailiff” after running a shop in the main street of Oughterard which he lost after the crop in the area failed, I am told he continued to supply his customers with goods after the crop failure and of course he ran out of money, the shop still stands in the main street.
My father grew up in Camp St, along with his brothers and sisters:
Sarah Ann Healy (née Walsh ) Paud, Johnny, Michael (Died aged 12), Peggy (Died aged 15) Mary, and Peter.
Sarah Anne, Peter and Mary still visit Oughterard from time to time.
My first cousin Mick Healy has the shop near the bridge on the way out of town.
I am also related to the O’Toole family, Michael and Kevin well known to the people of the town.
My Great Grandparents
My Family roots are deep in the area, My Great Grandparents were David (b 1846) and Sarah Walsh (b 1855) lived in Finnaun, Killannin, working as herders. They had 5 children, John (Sean Guy ,b 1870) Thomas (b 1879) Mary (b 1880) Peter (b 1882) and Maria (b 1884).I am told that some of the children immigrated to Boston but I am unable to confirm this or find out anything else about the family.
I have visited Oughterard twice, the last time being in June 2010, and will be back as soon as I can. I am posting a picture of Sean Guy. My Father David is already in the photo of “The Mayfly Market”.
I am very proud of my Irish heritage and would appreciate any information regarding the family anyone has.
I hope to be able to keep contributing to this website .