Obituary Dr. P.S. Walsh K.C.


The death has occurred at Massi-
nass, Creeslough, of Dr. P. S.
Walsh, K.C., formerly President of
the District Court of Cyprus, and
Chief Justice of the Seychelles. Dr.
Walsh, who was formerly a professor
on the staff of St. Columb's College,
Derry, was a prominent member of
the Irish bar, and was senior counsel
in the famous appeal brought by
Niall MacGiolla Bhrighde, of Fey-
more, Creeslough, against a fine
imposed at Dunfanaghy for having
his name on his cart in Irish. (Mac
Giolla Bhrighde himself died a few
months ago.) In the appeal P. H.
Pearse was Dr. Walsh's junior. The
appeal was lost. During the 1914-18
Great War Mr. Walsh acted on
Government Tribunals, and at the
close of the war sat as Official
Referee on Pensions Boards. A noted
scholar, the late Dr. Walsh was a
gifted linguist, and could speak
fluently in French, German, Italian
and Spanish, as well as Irish.

Source: Irish Times, Wednesday, May 19th, 1943.

*The headline refers to Dr. J.S. Walsh. The headstone in Doe Graveyard shows "Dr. P.S. Walsh KC"; the 1911 Census has his name as Paul Stanislaus Walsh residing together his wife Mary Afric and some of his children at his sister-in-law Rose Harkin's house at Massinass, Creeslough.
He died on 16th May, 1943

Transcribed: 20/03/2008