Mary Walsh 1844


Mary (maiden name Comer) Walsh lived in Cloughbrach to the age of 100.

One of Mary's daughters who emigrated to Boston, MA. U.S. was Nora Walsh who married Thomas Shields. Upon her death at a young age, Nora's husband sent two of her young children (Katherine Shields and Thomas Shields) to Ireland to live with Walsh relatives in the area. Both Katherine and Tommy eventual returned to Boston together.

In 1947 or 1948, Tommy Shields launched a radio broadcast from Boston that was titled "The Irish Hour." The show was the longest-running U.S. radio program devoted to all things Irish - including music, sport and news from Ireland.  The show was broadcast throughout the East Coast of the U.S. 

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Date of Birth 1844  
Date of Death 1943  


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