20 December 1999
I was looking for ancestral information about the Leydens of County Clare.
Although I didn't find any I wish to thank you for all the County Clare
historical information. It was very enlightening.
Date: 19 December
I was alerted to your site and as I am new to Irish research I thought
I would give it a go. I am so glad that I did. The history articles gave
me such a clear picture of the time and the place my ggrandmother left
in 1856 to emigrate to Australia, where she worked and married.
Date: 11 December
Oh thank you so very very much for putting your web site together!! It's
wonderful!! Wow! Thank you Thank you Thank you!! For those of us tracing
our families in Clare it is such a joy to read about its history! Thanks!!
Hi, I visited your website - congratulations on a very professional site.
Date: 8 December
My cousin Rodger O'Donahue lives in Rineen. He is a 1st cousin of mine
and I visited with him and his daughter's family this last Sept. This
was my 2nd visit to Clare and I am fascinated by the beautiful people
& the countryside. My father grew up on the family farm in Rineen
before he emigrated to Boston in 1910 at the age of 20. I was very happy
to find this web site. My fathers name was Michael Foran and he was born
in Ennistymon in 1890. The Clare Genealogy centre was very helpful in
my search for his family.
Date: 30 November
Your site has recently been reviewed by Doras and given a 4 Shamrock rating.
The review is as follows:
From history to details of towns in the county, this site is an immense
pool of information. The OPAC online book search is well constructed,
allowing you to use author, keyword, title or a mixture. The response
from the database is impressively quick. You are also able to limit your
results. The site is based within a hierarchical text-based navigation
system. This ensures quicker download of pages and simplicity in browsing.
The front page consists of one graphic which acts as an introduction and
Date: 29 November
My first visit to the Clare County Library site. I am extremely impressed.
I thought I knew a little bit about the history of the county. The best
site by far I have visited. Keep up the good work. Congrats to all concerned.
Le gach dea ghui,
Brian O Dalaigh
Date: 29 November
Hello, I just spent some time at your site. My great grandmother was Mary
Elizabeth Hickey born in County Clare. . . . You have a wonderful site
and I will visit it often.
Whiting, Indiana, USA
Date: 20 November
I enjoyed visiting your home page and will return again and again. Wonderful
design, colourful, informative . . .
Loughhrea, Co. Galway
Date: 12 November
This is a lovely site. Molaim go hard é.
Date: 2 October
I have visited your facilites several times. You do a fine job!!
Date: 1 October
You have a very well done page on John Holland. He is an important figure,
to say the least for we U.S. Submariners as we approach our century mark.
Date: 21 September
Absolutely great site . . . . finding something new all the time.
Chief Information Officer - University of Maryland - Dept. of Physchiatry
Date: 18 September
Delighted to find your pages.
Portadown, Co. Down, Ireland.
Date: 8 September
Congratulations to all who participated in the preparation of this very
Date: 15 September
Hi! My name is Ronnie Smiley. I am a sixth grade boy in Mesa, Arizona.
I will be doing a country report this year and I chose to do my study
on the Emerald Island. I loved visiting your site. Thank-you.
Date: 15 September
Congratulations on an excellent and informative site. They should be of
great assistance to other Library's who will set up site's in the future.
Date: 19 August
I just found this website. I am from London, both my parents are from
County Clare, a place called Kilmihil about 20 miles from Ennis. I am
glad I found this site and it has brought back some happy memories.
Date: 4 August
Your site is indeed well done. I'm impressed . . . .
Professor, Department of English
Western Michigan University
Date: 11 July
Hello, I am just visiting your website and think it is absolutely wonderful.
The amount of information is great and very useful to me. I will be back.
Date: 29 June
Many thanks for your excellent site and also for the service you run.
I have had occasion to use the library and received great help.
Fr. Martin Tierney
Date: 24 June
I have found you at long last. I must say your site is really something.
It is just brilliant, very easy to get around in and very much up to date.
Keep it up.
Date: 10 June
Thank you for having this web site available. My grandparents were both
from Co. Clare . . .
I look forward to making use of your wonderful resources. Go raibh maith
agat. Dia dhuit!
Date: 9 June 1999
Congratulations! Clare County Library has been Local Ireland Recommended.
Your site has been selected out of 100s of others as being of such quality
as to merit a Local Ireland Recommended stamp of quality. Initially only
500 Local Ireland Recommended marks of merit will be awarded.
The Criteria used in
selecting sites for a LIR award includes:
- Content: the accuracy, relevance
and comprehensiveness of content
- Structure: Ease of bavigation, site
layout and the quality of the home page.
- Technical information: Loading speed,
size of images, programming errors etc.
- Interactivity: User involvements,
contact information, use of forms etc.
- Responsiveness to emails: Speed
of return and quality of information.
Once again congratulations
for making the grade.
Date: 31 May 1999
Hello! I have been researching my family history and discovered your web
site. It's a great source of information. I'll be returning many times
in the future I'm sure
Date: 28 May 1999
Hello Clare County Libraries! I work in a library in Ontario, Canada.
We are just starting to design our website, so I am searching public library
sites all around the world for "do's" and "dont's".
Your site provided lots of positive concepts! Wonderful colours and graphics.
Simple to use and I enjoyed your interesting library history. Definitely
one of the better library websites I have visited. I have been to Ireland
(North and South) 14 times; I'll have th try and visit Clare on a future
Waterloo Public Library
Date: 22 May 1999
I have enjoyed the superb library setup. . . .
Thanks from Michael and Pat Cox.
Date: 1 May 1999
Hello. I was on the web trying to learn a little about my Irish heritage,
when I found the Clare County Library. My ancestors came from Co. Clare,
and I'm pleased that you have such a wonderful library and a great Web
site. No wonder my father was such an avid reader and had children who
read a great deal...it must be in the blood. Hope to visit in person one
Lisa (Clancy) Murphy
Date: 5th April
Hello to all at County Clare. I have been searching for information about
county Clare and I was fortunate to find your website. Everything that
I wanted to know was in your website.
Kindest regards to you all.
Brian Healey. Melbourne, Australia.
Date: 2nd April
To whom it may concern at The Clare Library: First, my hats off to your
Website! I'm digging through my family's roots, and I've enjoyed exploring
the wide variety of information on your site. It's very helpful and informative
to those of us who, for now, are limited to visiting your lovely country
through the miracle of technolofy. I am most grateful. If my dream of
visiting Ireland comes true, as I hope it will this autumn, I aim to pay
you a call. Thank you.
Date: 31st March
I visited your site and could not leave without letting you know what
a great site it is and now I can't wait to visit in person. . . .
Mrs Perry McIntyre.
Date: 25th March
I really liked your web site. I also read some of your books for teenagers
and I thought they were very good. . . . .
Holy Family Senior School, Ennis.
Date: 24th March
To all at Clare County Library, I thought you might like to know I enjoyed
browsing through your website. Keep up the good work.
Date: 3rd March 1999
Hello to all our friends at Clare County Library. I see from your website
that you have been busy. Congratulations on your literature promotions
. . . .
Helen Van Voorheis.
Date: 12th February 1999
I just discovered your website while looking up some friends on the web
to see if they were famous yet. May I compliment you on an excellent site?
Seems to me it's way ahead of a lot of Irish ones . . . .
Gerard Whelan (Bisto Book of the Year Award Winner 1998)