Jannet Walsh

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Now a member of Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce!

In areavoices, blogs, business, community, employee, Family, iphone, Jannet Walsh, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, news, region, Video, wctrib.com, Willmar, Workforce, World, zany on December 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Dec. 8, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Visit my site on Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce!

Oh by the way, I did I say I am looking for a job? My professional profile is available on Linkedin.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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Rear window watch dog

In business, Family, Jannet Walsh, Laid Off, layoff, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, region, unemployed, WordPress, Workforce, World, zany on December 7, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Dec. 7, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Yesterday I was updating my business cards at the local OfficeMax, in Willmar. The car parked next to me had a dog posted, resting or in watch dog pose. I was caught by the black spot around the dog’s right eye, and just had to snap a photo with my iPhone 4.

I got close enough to try to capture the black eye, but disturbed the dog and the yellow car’s dog started to bark.

I wonder if this dog is related to the famous RCA dog with the black eye called Nipper? Nipper was apparently a mixed breed dog, but not sure if the RCA dog had a black eye. Or was it the “Our Gang” or the “The Little Rascals” with the black eyed dog? Oh, in any case, a cute little dog!

Oh, I did I say I am looking for a job? My professional profile is available on Linkedin.

View this photo at CNN iReport.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo

In Arbutus Hotel, areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Buckleys Bar, Catholic, community, Family, Genealogy, Glenfesk, Glenfesk Parish, Irish Ancestors, Irish Roots, Killarney, Knockanarroor, Local, lrish Catholic, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, nation, news, Resume Jannet Walsh, rural, St. Patrick, state, Stephen Foley Family, Travel, Vlog, Vlogging, wctrib.com, Willmar, World, zany on December 6, 2011 at 6:00 am

Dec. 6, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
See the latest video posted on CNN iReport, complete with writiten story on my adventures of finding my Irish Roots. Click here to view video at CNN iReport.

Home to Knockanarroor – Pillowcase Photo
Missing photo gives hints to Irish history

I returned home to Knockanarroor, Ireland for the first time, but I have never been there before.

In April 2011, I traveled to Ireland, precisely where my Great-Great-Grandmother Ellen Brennan Foley, born May 15, 1820 in Killarney, Ireland, and died in Stillwater, Minnesota, lived in Knockanarroor Townland, pronounced “Knock-on-a-roar” in Irish Gaelic, meaning the hill of corn in English.

On a cold January 2011 day, a photograph, along with a hand-written card with hints of Ellen’s life, including her husband’s name, William Foley, were found tucked away in a pillow of treasures of my late grandmother Mary Jannet “Jennie” Foley Walsh, 1886 to 1985, of Murdock.

The unmarked country road my Irish roots were plucked from in the early 1840s, is located just east of the city of Killarney in County Kerry, in western Ireland. A milk lorry driver, a truck driver in the United States, Patrick “Pa” Brosnan of Muckross, in the Killarney area, pumping petro in the near by village of Barraduff agreed to guide me to the hidden location that is plain site.

Ellen’s parents, James Brennan and Mary Walsh, my great-great-great grandparents, from my grandmother’s family, called the townland home, as they worked the rented land consisting of what is referred to by residents as a “poorish land” of wetlands, surrounded by bogs. The peat or turf, decayed vegetation, is cut and dried for heating and cooking fuel today, just like my family did in the 1800s or earlier, with the smoke puffing out of cottages, producing a musty smell. My family most likely served as grooms, tending to the horses exchanged on the carriage route at the end of the road of Knockanarroor, on a major route to Killarney.

I traveled to Killarney in 1980, my late father, Martin J. Walsh Jr., in the 1950s, but it was not was not until 2011, I could say without a doubt Knockanarroor is home in Ireland for my family. My father and I traveled the same paths in the horse jaunting carts of what is called the old butter roads, the 1700s turnpike, but I might be the first to make the journey home to Knockanarroor.

I used hints from http://www.ancestry.com to stitch together my ancestral threads. Archivist Michael Lynch of Kerry Library, Ireland, along with free online Roman Catholic records from the Diocese of Kerry, http://www.irishgenealogy.ie, provided information that my family belonged to the Catholic Parish of Glenflesk, with Knockanarroor as their place of residence.

Although I did not find any living relatives in Ireland during my journey, learning about the people, their faith, village life and the beautiful Irish countryside, I was able to shine light on a period of obscurity in my family’s history.

My Great-Great Grandmother Ellen departed Knockanarroor, be it voluntary or forced, due to disease, food shortage or economic reasons. I returned Ireland to answer the questions of where my family roots were prematurely pulled from the Ireland.

See related video from Home to Knockanarroor Project

Home to Knockanarroor – An Introduction


More videos will be posted in December.

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Irish Roots – Home to Knockanarroor

In ancestry, Arbutus Hotel, areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Buckleys Bar, Catholic, Family, Genealogy, Glenfesk, Glenfesk Parish, Ireland, Irish Ancestors, Irish Roots, Killarney, Knockanarroor, Local, lrish Catholic, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, nation, news, Religion, Saint Patrick, state, Travel on December 5, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Dec. 4, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Home to Knockanarroor – Project Overview
This is a video project of my journey back home to my family’s roots in Knockanarroor Townland, located just east of the city of Killarney in County Kerry, in western Ireland. Knockanarroor, pronounced “knock-on-a-roar” is an unmarked dirt road where my grandmother’s family lived at least until 1840s, before the Great Famine in Ireland starting in 1845. There are several spellings of Knockanarroor, so I am using the spelling from the 1911 Irish census. The project was photographed in April 2011. View video and full story at CNN iReport.

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More videos will be posted in December.


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Christmas tribute video for my mother, Margaret I. Walsh

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Catholic, community, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, rural, Uncategorized, Willmar, World, zany on December 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Dec. 1, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

A Christmas carol video is posted with my late mother Margaret I. Walsh of Litchfield, Minnesota, along with me, singing “Silent Night” last Christmas. It was recorded with my iPhone.
Click here to view video on CNN iReport and read the full story.


Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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Unemployment drops, still need job

In areavoices, Blogging, Family, Laid Off, layoff, Life, Minnesota, Money, Murdock news, nation, news, Willmar, World, zany on December 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Dec. 2, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

The nation’s unemployment rate for November 2011 fell by 0.4 percent to 8.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read details. . .

It’s great to know our nation’s unemployment has dropped, but I am still looking for work after my layoff this year.

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Video portrait posted

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Catholic, Fifth Estate, iphone, Laid Off, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, state, unemployed, Video, Vlogging, wctrib.com, Willmar, World on November 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Nov. 28, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

I just had another video vetted or approved by CNN. It’s a video portrait of myself in Murdock.
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Americans still thankful

In areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Family, iphone, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, Money, Murdock, nation, news, region, rural, state, unemployed, wctrib.com, Willmar, World, zany on November 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

Nov. 24, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota


I was interviewed by CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg for the story, “In hard times, Americans still thankful” that ran on Thanksgiving Day. Click here to read the full story.

It all started with a a video I posted on CNN iReport. Click to view video.
I said in my video I was thankful to be receiving unemployment insurance during my layoff, along with a few other things.

The story was published on several other sites, across the nation. Here’s a link to a few sites you will find the story.


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Black Friday Camping video posted

In Willmar, World, zany on November 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Nov. 24, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Click here to view video at CNN on Black Friday Camping in Willmar on Thanksgiving Day.

Black Friday campers at Best Buy in Willmar wait for store to open at midnight. Photo by Jannet Walsh/ Minnesota Native Daughter

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
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Video vetted by CNN – What are you thankful for this season?

In Amtrak, areavoices, Blogging, blogs, Career Coach, Laid Off, layoff, Local, Minnesota, Minnesota Native Daughter, multimedia, nation, news, region, snow, unemployed, World, zany on November 21, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Nov. 21, 2011
By Jannet Walsh
Murdock, Minnesota

Click here to view my second video approved for CNN.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving Day?

I am thankful for receiving unemployment insurance benefits as I am currently a member of the 9 percent of unemployed workers in the United States. This is not a membership I am proud to be associated with, but know thinking positive is the best medicine for this workforce related illness.

Click to see my video posted on CNN iReporter on my thoughts on unemployment. It’s a vetted video by CNN, meaning it’s approved to run on CNN, really! Click to “recommend” it if you think my ideas are good.

If you are unemployed in Minnesota, and qualify for unemployment insurance, the form you complete each week is posted below. If you are not looking for work, you will not qualify.

Jannet Walsh – I am looking for employment opportunites in the Willmar, Minnesota area. Please take a look at my professional profile.
Contact: Jannet Walsh at jannetwalsh@gmail.com

View video at CNN iReport from the first snow fall of season.

Get details for weather in your area at the National Weather Service.

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