Maurice Walsh was born in the townland of Ballydonoghue, near Lisselton, in the north of county Kerry on 21 April 1879, the eldest son and one of the ten children of, John Walsh and Elizabeth Buckley.
Best known for the short story The Quiet Man which was later made into an Oscar nominated movie directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.
He was one of Ireland’s best selling authors in the 1930s.
The Friends of Maurice Walsh is a local organisation dedicated to preserving the memory of Maurice Walsh, Kerry County Library have some materials created by them available here.
The authors papers were purchased by The University of Limerick in 2000 – see more details here.