About five miles from Bantry to Coomanore South
This section is dedicated to the Old Walsh Farm located in Bantry Bay, Ireland. Recently ( 2011 ) , some of our ( Malloy ) relatives took a trip back to visit Ireland and see where their great grandfather, Patrick Walsh was born. The photos and words below are just a small portion of their trip to Ireland.
We thank our Malloy relatives for sharing these photos and thank our relatives in Ireland for being such kind host, passing down family information.
a meeting of cousins . . .
The farm that Joseph held in Ireland was comprised of 377 acres, which was huge for that time. It was, and is, located south of Bantry in the Mealagh River Valley. While many of the neighbors were very hard hit by the potato famine, Joseph and his family were self sufficient enough to survive alright.
All they had for cooking was the huge fireplace, fueled with Peat and the cooking was all done with hanging pots and a grate laid over the hot coals to hold pans. It fit easily inside the fireplace.
There were two rooms on the ground floor and two rooms on the top floor with a very tiny place about five feet wide by eight feet long that may have been a privacy place or a baby’s bedroom. You can see the old religious pictures still hanging on the walls. You can also see one small fireplace in one bedroom.
The sheep have the run of the house now !