Distinguished Californian Irishman returns home

Published: 28 July 1913

Mr W.J. Walshe, a resident of Los Angeles, California, is currently visiting his birthplace of Dublin, some four decades after emigrating to the United States. Mr Walshe originally settled in Boston, where he worked as a grocery clerk before moving to California in 1887. He became a manager and investor in hotels in California, and has also become one of the most vocal advocates in the area for the cause of Home Rule.

While in Ireland Mr Walshe has met with the Archbishops of Tuam and Galway, lunched with the Duke and Duchess of Manchester at their home at Kylemore Abbey, and was entertained by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. He also invested in large shipments of Limerick bacon and Dingle salt mackerel, which he plans to sell on his return to California. He has promised to return to Ireland in the autumn of 1914 to witness the opening of the Irish parliament.

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