Date: 22nd December 2000
Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for a grand new Millennium from your colleagues
at the Post Falls Library. Your Web pages keep getting better. We are
very impressed with your site search engine and with your array of Web
search engine choices. Clare is lucky to have a team of such obviously
talented, creative and dedicated librarians.
I tripped over your website in the continuing search of my Irish roots
in Lisdoonvarna. Your website provided valuable information about some
of my possible ancestors, and I spent hours reading about the history
of the area. This was very enlightening and provided a view of history
that I previously had no appreciation for. Many thanks to the wonderful
people that have created this marvelous web site, which is the best I
have ever seen.
Christopher Michael Considine
Needham, Massachusetts (USA)
Hi! Congratulations on a fabulous web-site. If all the sites were as good
as yours... well there's no knowing what could happen.
You have a wonderful website - it was a joy to find. It has been a few
years since I have been to Clare but your website certainly gets me thinking
it is time for a visit! My aunt Bridie Ryan lives in Kilmihil - if and
when you see her give her my love.
Sacramento, CA, USA
20th December 2000
Thank you for this wonderful site and a library full of wonderful information
about County Calre. I know that I MUST visit, and will insure that my
'tour guide' stops by so that I can see you, and thank you in person!
16th December 2000
I am always looking for great Irish sites and with yours, I have found
one. Being a courier for a large American tour company, I am always
researching Ireland as I spend 150 days a year there. Clare is one of
the most important areas of touring.
Greetings. Thanks to Paddy Lowry I found your site. I can
see that I will spend many hours "touring" it. I am an
Australian, trying to locate my Irish roots from information that I have
regarding my Great Grandmother.
You can not imagine how good I feel every time I enter in your website.
I lived in Ennis for about one year in 1989 and am currently living in
USA. Your library always brings me wonderful memories.
Rene Guerra, M.D.
A Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from Australia. Once
again thank you very much for your help in the previous months.
My Geneology has taken a new direction since I connected to your site.
Have a Great Christmas.
Mrs. Marilyn Gould,
Congratulations on your North
Clare World War I veterans page.
P. J. Clarke,
Ballina, Co. Mayo.
I really appreciate your web site. I have learned so many things about
my heritage from here. I've always wanted to know about the place my great
grandfather came from.
Just thought I would let you know how impressed I am with
your Web Site. I have been searching for my Ancestors (O'Neil, O'Connor,
Donahue and Liston). Your site has been a great help. We intend on making
the trip over possibly next year and will visit the Library and the County
Clare especially Miltown Malbay. Keep up the excellent work.
Hello, I just was lucky enough to come across your wonderful site on the
internet and I must say, I find it very interesting and informative. I
am really interested in this site, because I have a friend of some 40
years or so living in Ennis and I long for the day when I and my wife
can visit with him. His name is Paul Keane.
Thank you very much,
You should have a medal! The Griffith's
Valuation online? I can't tell you how helpful this has been. I have
travelled to Ireland every year for the past 5 and never have had time
to stop and review the records. This year I was in Dublin and did get
a chance to visit the National Library and do some research, but nothing
as revealing as this.
Thank you again.
Barbra Horrigan Goins,
Brighton, Michigan, USA.
G'day from down under Australia. Great site I have leant so much which
will help with my research of my family name of Roughan/Rouhan . Any one
out there researching same please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org thanking
Your site is brilliant. Thanks very much for letting me visit such a
wonderful and fulfilling time. THANK YOU.
Date: 20th October 2000
I just visited your site and I love it. I live in Coos Bay, Oregon,
U.S.A. I have a great-grandmother, Mary Teresa Willoughby, who was born
in County Clare. I am hoping to visit this ancestral home spot but may
never be able to budget this trip so the visit to these pages has been
Rhonda Gail (Hanley) Edwards,
Certified American Indian Lineage Specialist.
Date: 18th October 2000
Hello to everyone at the Clare site,
This was my first visit to your site and thanks to the Griffith Valuation
and the Cencus records I was able to locate my grandfather's great-uncle.
Your site is brilliant.
Thank you Clare Library for a wonderful and helpful site in my research.
I have gained so much information from this site and will visit Ireland
for the first time in January.
Love your interesting website, however after visiting your Clare Library
in Ennis I must tell you of the friendly person who went out of her way
to assist me in finding the information on Scattery Island in the 1901
census. My thanks to her for saving me time and making the experience
Hamburg, N.Y., U.S.A.
Just got back from my annual visit to Ireland. Yes, I was in Clare finding
relatives of my dad's. Your site is really a joy to visit. Congratulations!
Of course, what else would we all expect from the wonderful people of
Philomena (Ni Tiobraide) Squier
Just a short note to thank you so much for preparing the Clare index to
the Griffith's Valuation. It is a marvelous help, just as the staff were
when I visited Ireland last May. Thanks again.
I just wanted to write and congratulate you on the wonderful computer
service you offer at the Newmarket Library. It's a fantastic service for
people like myself who happen to be visiting as well as for locals who
want to work on their computer skills. Irene was very helpful and
kind when I came in to check my e-mail and write a few letters. It was
great to see my old familiar America Online and work away there in a lovely
peaceful setting. My compliments to you on your staff and the computer
services you offer at Newmarket Library!
Hello! My mother is from Balard, Moher, Co. Clare . . . keep up the great
New Brunswick, Canada.
My father was from Finavarra, Via Burren Co Clare. Your library
resources are informative and wonderful.
Marie Ann St.John-(nee O'Rourke)
Colorado Springs, Colorado. USA.
Hi, I just wanted to say I think your site is great. I have learnt so
much about the county my Hallinan ancestors came from. The maps and history
of Co. Clare are just fantastic. Thanks for providing such a great resource.
Perth, Western Australia
Have been using your page for the first time. Thank you very much for
all the information that you have provided. My grandfather was born in
Ballyconnoe and some of the family still reside in the area and in Ennistymon
and the surrounding area. Hope to go over for a visit one day but until
then I will enjoy what you have put forth.
Vincent Davoren Boyle
San Rafael, Calif. U.S.A.
Hi, I'm 10 and I think your kids books lists (promotions) are brilliant.
Your site is admirably succint - if only it could be repeated another
31 times! I found the 'rare' (to quote MacLysaght) West Clare name Kett
and the name Dowd, both of Killonaghan civil parish, having had
little previous luck. May your efforts prosper. Haere ra.
Auckland, New Zealand.
Thank you very much for the chance to investigate Griffiths Valuation.
I found some information which I hope will prove helpful to me. So many
times I click on things that look so promising only to be disappointed
at the display. Clare county is really excellent. And your library is
the greatest. Thank you very much.
Date: 8th September 2000
Dear Sir or Madam,
My main interest is in collecting material connected with the Connaught
Rangers 88th & 94th Regts., from 1793 to 1922. I have possibly the
largest and most comprehensive collection in private hands.
Pte. Halloran was WIA in the 2nd Battle of Ypres which commenced on 26/4/1915
when the Indian Division of which the 1st. Bn. the Connaught Rangers were
part, commenced an attack from the outskirts of Ypres where now stands
the CWGC cemetry at St.Julian, uphill towards Langemark. They were led
by Col. Deacon who was later to come to notice during the Mutiny in India
in 1920 when C.O. For an objective view of Deacon's gallantry and that
of his men, I would recommend that anyone with an interest should read
"With the Indians in France" by Merewether & Smith. This
raises goose pimples on the back of my neck when I read it. I have walked
the ground of the attack, and visited all of the local cemeteries. I am
priviliged to be the custodian of medals to quite a number of officers
and men who were present in that action. When the attacking force got
within 60 yards of the German Front Line having braved very heavy machine
gun fire they were assualted with MUSTARD GAS which had only been used
by the Germans for the first time shortly before this battle. The men
were totally unprepared and some died an agonising death on the spot.
Others died many years later from the after effects. War is hell, and
there were none braver that the Connaught Rangers, the like of Pte. Patrick
I was delighted to see this Web Site dedicated to the memory of the brave
men of Clare who laid down their lives in the Great
War. It is indeed a wonderful and permanent memorial.
Coincidentally, my Grandfather, Joseph Hynes came from Tulla and his mother
was a Halloran.
Hello everyone in Clare. I am just visiting your library site for the
first time. I am very pleased to have found the site and I am sure that
there is going to be much for me to browse over in my search for members
of my wife's family. Regards to all.
Good one! Well done. Very informative and interesting site. I was brought
up in Ballynanty in the northern suburbs of Limerick so I got to know
a lot of Clare at the south eastern end of the county. I will visit
again when I have more time.
Today I re-visited the Clare Library website and was pleasantly surprised
at the new material being added to your site.
Keep up the good work and thanks again to your group of workers who have
been so dedicated. The Clare Library has broken ground in the Genealogy
Age with some wonderful information on the land of our ancestors, which
helps us to understand our heritage.
Ruth Coomey Hakala,
Oceanside, CA, USA
My wife, son and I will be in Ennis the first week in September.
This will be my first time out of the U.S.A. I just found your website
and am looking forward to further review. Thank you for having this
With much appreciation.
Edward J. Dunnagan,
Raleigh, NC, U.S.A.
What a wonderful website at Clare County Library. I have enjoyed
visiting it and found it extremely interesting. I have also visited
the "actual" library on my few trips to Ennis.
John P. Slattery
I want to thank you for having such an informative site. I wish
that I had found it long ago. It has helped me in my search
for the history of the family in County Clare. A special thanks
should go to Frances O'Gorman (Local Studies Centre) who has been most
helpful in this quest.
I also wish to congratulate CLASP on publishing "The Antiquities
of County Clare". It makes for very fine reading and gives
a good insight on all the locations in the County.
Once again, thank you.
Michael J. Killory,
I found your website to be one of the best that I have seen while trying
to figure out the family tree. Congratulations and keep up the great
Susanne Boyle Turcotte,
St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada.
What a wonderful website, thanks for all your hard work!
I have ancestors from both my mother's and father's side of the family
LISDEEN, CO. CLARE Kane or Keane and Kennedy
O'CALLAGHAN'S MILLS (BALLYNABRONE) Minogue
I noticed other messages from people mentioning the same towns and I would
love to hear from them at MINi9045@aol.com
Congratulations to the web manager of this site and all who have helped
to make it very interesting and informative!
Each time I visit the Clare Co. Library site I am even more impressed.
8th August 2000
What a tremendous website you have provided. Second only to spending the
day in your library as I would wish to. My Clare ancestors Ellen Murrihy
and James O'Brien who settled here in Kansas would be proud of you.
6th August 2000
Hi, I'm living in Clare all my life and I've learned so much more about
my town - Kilkee - and indeed about Clare itself. Congratulations
on such a brilliant web page.
26th July 2000
Our local newspaper Philadelphia daily news just did an article on Ennis
- transformed by the Internet. It was a good article on Ennis and it opened
up the world to just how great a community and town Ennis is. I had visited
Ennis a couple of years ago and it's great to revisit the town via the
Internet. Your web page is a job well done.
Your website is fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful information. I
found death notices for several relations in the Clare
Champion. Thank you for your time.
Date: 21st July 2000
Congratulations on a magnificent site. My mother was Markham from Ennistymon
and my father was born at the old railway station in Corofin. I have an
old picture of his father and some other railwaymen here. I visited the
old station last time over. Anyway, congratulations once again.
Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
In the most sincere form of flattery, we are stealing some of your wonderful
web site ideas and transplanting them to Idaho.
Post Falls (Idaho) Public Library [ see http://postfallslibrary.kcl.org/]
In late winter I e-mailed you requesting information on how to go about
accessing my e-mail as we were going to be in Ireland for six weeks. You
advised us to use the local libraries after first setting up an e-mail
Well, I want to tell you how wonderful the service was at the following
libraries that were closest to Ballyvaughan where we stayed. The service
we received at Ennis, Lisdoonvarna and Ennistymon was superb. Everyone
involved at these libraries were wonderful. Their sense of outreach for
the visitor was better than we have received anywhere else (including
the library where
I work!). The librarians were welcoming, helpful and accommodating. I
cannot praise them enough.
Clare has a wonderful system - I look forward to our return visit next
Thanks so much -
Congratulations! What a great site! I have my mom's family back to 1140
and am just now starting my dad's and already I am back to my great grandfather
in 1850s... can't believe there are that many Tubridy families in Clare.
Philomena (Ni Tiobraide) Squier
Date: 23rd June 2000
Thanks from California USA for the work and the Griffiths.
Thank you so much for the wealth of info. I have been able to find out
so much about Tulla where my grandfather James Markham came from. My mother
and I are going to Ireland in November, and now I am more excited then
Lynn (Geany) Quinones
New Jersey, USA
We thoroughly appreciate the continuing efforts of the Clare Library to
provide online genealogical information. There are many of us in the States
whose roots are in Co. Clare who are unable to get to Ireland as frequently
as we'd like, and the online information is of great assistance in that
it narrows things for to concentrate upon when we there for a limited
two or three week period.
Hello Erin! I am seventeen years old and have been pouring through
books trying to search for my Irish roots with very little information
in posession. The only relative I knew about was deemed Missing
In Action during the Korean War, and I know nothing more. I just
visited this site for the first time and wanted to say that the Co. Clare
Library has fitted me with more information on ancestors and their relatives
than I have found anywhere else so far . . . thank you so much for having
this library online . . . it has been very helpful!
Thank you so much,
Erin Rose (Santos) Newton (Naughton),
Lodi, California, U.S.A.
Many thanks for your help. I've located the lands of my ancestors!
Thank you so much for Griffith's Valuation on line. It has made
my search much easier. What hard work!
Barbara Heaton, (researching Kilmartin)
Renton, Wa., U.S.A.
You guys have a great web site. Easy to navigate and full of really
good info. . . .
Hey, whoever is responsible for this site deserves a major pat on the
back. You've brought out what I think personifies new Clare . .
. happy to use the tools of the new to show the heart of the old.
Great stuff! Well done, and keep going . . . there must (hopefully)
be loads more to come.
John Lahiff (or Sean O'Flaitig, I believe!)
Good morning. From your excellent website, I think I have finally
found where our Family lived in the past. I am hoping to visit your
country next year, with great anticipation.
Mrs. Marilyn Gould,
Port Pirie, South Australia.
20 May 2000
I just found your website, but am thrilled that I did as I am doing genealogy
research on my Tierney and Muqueeney families from Lickeen East, Kilfenora,
A large group of my immediate family is gathering there this August and
I will definitely make a stop to see your library. Your site has
been very informative and helpful.
Santa Clare, California, U.S.A.
What a wonderful site. It has found my ancestor roots and I will certainly
be visiting Clare and Coonagh Island particularly as a direct result of
the information you have provided. Thanks for the great work.
I am completely mesmerized by the incredible website. Indeed, a wealth
of information and my sincere congratulations to all who established this
wonderful source. Both my parents came from Co. Clare, Kilmurry-McMahon
and Tubber. My great grandfather went to Tubber from Peterswell in Galway
so I am now waiting for the Galway Library to do a website (in genealogy)
as exciting as the Clare Library. Continued success to all of you.
Maureen Kelly O'Brien.
Date: 11 May 2000
Hi, My name is Anne McMahon and I am twelve years of age. I just
want to let you know that my school have entered the "Famous Men
of Clare Competition" and while I was browsing through your website
I found out all about Clare. It's a fantastic website. Keep
up the good work.
Cahera, Lisseycasey, Ennis, Co. Clare.
10 May 2000
Dear Clare Library,
It was great to find your site and to see that you have copies of all
of Tom Phelan's novels - and that four
copies are on loan right now.
With Best Wishes,
Patricia Phelan (Tom's Wife),
Thank you for such a wonderful service! I have found several references
to my great-great-grandfather Andrew Gardiner, as well as fascinating
glimpses of the history of Ennistymon - the next best thing to being able
to visit there in person.
I think your site is fascinating, with wonderful information on the History
of Clare and especially about the reasons behind emigration and famine
Clarinda, Victoria, Australis.
5 May 2000
Having recently visited your website, I can only say that it is fabulous
- a wonderful research tool. Fair dues to you.
Summit, N.J., U.S.A.
Hello! My cousin in Kilkee, P.J. McCarthy, told me about this site
yesterday and I just love it! I've visited Ireland twice and love
almost everything about the country. My grandmother was from Kilkee so
I have a great interest in genealogy, history, etc. and this site is a
great resource. Keep up the quality work!
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
4 May 2000
Super site . . . Well done! It's a great job you have done on your
website. Very informative and well worth several return visits.
I shall visit Co. Clare soon again.
Lurgan, Northern Ireland.
Greetings from New Zealand. What an incredible website. Thank you for
sharing the information gathered from so many sources especially such
easy access to the Griffith's Valuation of County Clare and the Parish
and Church Records. Although an Index to Griffith's is available on CD-ROM,
full copies on microfiche and now on the new CD-ROMs held at our Auckland
City Library, to have easy access through your site is a joy. The many
hours work given so willingly by volunteers is appreciated.
Secretary Irish Interest Group NZSG, New Zealand.
Re : Griffiths Index
Hello there, Many thanks for this - a great asset for me here in NZ. My
Doolaghty/Delahunty research going rather well - and tonight a hit on
the only Peter O'Connor in Co. Clare Griffiths has given me incentive
to follow up on that line now I know the exact area! Keep up the wonderful
work. I hope to revisit Ennis again!
Sincere thanks to all for the outstanding information. Locating my great-grandfather's
address from the Griffiths Valuation has brought a great deal of excitement
and joy to many members of the family. Thank you again for making this
trip to our past possible.
To all in Clare County Library Service:
We have enjoyed visiting your brilliant site. Well done.
Mary, Benny and Kathleen,
Castlecomer Branch Library, Co. Kilkenny.
Absolutely fantastic. Congratulations on the production of a great resource
for exiled "claremen and women".
Hello, Thank you so much for the online list of individuals listed in
Griffith's Valuation. It really makes it much easier than laboriously
copying these details from microfiche. I know that work went into setting
up this long, long list. Thank you again.
Mary Ann Mooney,
(Costello from Co. Clare)
Thank you for a great website with lots of genealogy info. Keep
up the good work. It's appreciated.
I have browsed and used your site and I am so pleased that so much more
has been added since last I looked (and I did not think it was so long
Re: Griffith's Valuation
To the wonderful friends at Clare Library, THANK YOU for all your work.
Jean M. Bruce.
Hello from Alexandria, VA, USA. I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed
your website. My Grandmother's father, James Halpin, came from
Kilkee, Co. Clare, Ireland to Pompey/Syracuse, New York back in the 1880's.
This website is the next best thing to actually being there in person.
So much information in one website. Thank you for creating it.
Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.A.
I've vistited your site numerous times over the past year and find something
new almost every time. Your information on parishes, villages and
baronies at the mid-19th century is of great assistance in understanding
the county as it was when my ancestors emigrated. My thanks for
your work is overdue.
What an excellent site. You have some of my favourite mystery writers
on this site and give short, but detailed biographies of these authors
which are very good.
Keep it going,
9 April 2000
Thanks for putting so much genealogical information on the web!
I think I found my great-great grandfather (James Hallinan) in the Griffith's
Valuation and I may have found some other relatives as well (Guinane).
The information on the townlands and districts is great and the format
is easy to use. Great job!
Mary P. Hallinan,
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Congratulations on a truly wonderful site! Thrilled to see Griffith's
Valuation and other information of interest to genealogists. Well
done. Keep up the good work. I have linked to your site and
thank you for allowing this too.
27 March 2000
I just visited your website for the first time and I think it's very well
done. Not only was there a lot of useful information, but the site
itself is user-friendly and very easy to get around. Thanks for
a wonderful site.
My Great Grandmother, Margaret Carmody, lived in the Townland of Carroweroe.
I have visited the Heritage Center and had them do research for me.
I am sorry I did not visit your library on our visit in 1998.
I am greatly impressed with this web site.
Robert Byrnes Jones,
First of all, I would like to commend you and your staff for putting the
Co. Clare Griffith's Valuation on line for all the Irish folks around
the world to search. It is "WONDERFUL". I certainly
hope other good things will follow.
Ruth Coomey Hakala
25 March 2000
I just found your wonderful website! I have visited Ireland twice, my
grandmother was born there. I have been there on St. Partick's Day.
I won a trip to Paris and because of it I was able to get back to Ireland.
I am from the Phoenix, Arizona area (Ennis' sister city). Keep up
the great work.
22 March 2000
Your site is listed in this month's Irish Culture Newsletter under the
Free and Fun Stuff. It is listed because you have a wonderful Website
which I believe will be of great interest to my subscribers. I just
wanted to let you know that your work is appreciated. The following
is your entry.
Clare County Library
If your Irish roots lead you to County Clare, your'e in luck.
Lots of information about genealogy is listed here including the Griffith's
Land Valuations. The history section is very interesting, whether
you're from Clare or not.
Editor, Irish Culture News.
County Clare Library site is excellent. I am going to Clare for
the 4th time this May and have not visited the library as of now, but
intend to do so this trip. My ancestors left Clare in 1833.
I have never been able to find any trace of them so far, but I keep looking.
Thanks again for a great site.
Brookfield, Wisconsin, USA.
Date: 8 March 2000
Congratulations Clare County Library on an excellent job of publicity
for the Banner County. Your Griffith's Valuation and Parish information
has been of invaluable help to our Irish Ancestry Group (Genealogical
Society of Victoria) here in Melbourne, Australia.
Date: 5 March 2000
Hello Clare County Library. We are researching our Irish ancestry
and have found your brilliant website. It has been invaluable to
us, particularly the Griffiths Valuation. Both sets of grandparents
originated from County Clare and we have found mention of both of their
families. We can barely tear ourselves away! Thanks a lot!
Kath Thompson and Anne Bailey,
Wigan, Lancs, England.
26 February 2000
Enjoyed your website. Very well done. Hope to visit Co. Clare
in the near future. Keep up the good work.
Atlanta, GA, USA.
Date: 21 February
My first and certainly not last visit to your wonderful web site. I am
especially grateful for the map of parishes. I look forward to visiting
the library this September.
Ruth in Hamburg, New York, USA.
Date: 21 February
What a delight to find your website while listening to Clare FM here in
the states. I have a lot of family in Tulla and O'Callaghan Mills and
other parts and I am thrilled by your site. I have lots of work to do.
Date: 15 February
What a wonderful site! You have a wonderful, user friendly and well organized
web site. Thanks so much.
Susan K. Larivey
New York State, U.S.A.
Date: 8 February
I have only now found your website and as the son of a Kilkee father I
intend to get much use of it.
Long Island, New York
Date: 8 February
Congratulations on your wonderful website. Hope more libraries follow
your lead. I found you site while researching family history. Keep up
the good work.
Best wishes from Sydney, Australia,
Date: 6 February
To the Staff at The Clare Library,
Thank you for going to the trouble of putting Griffith's Valuation on
your web site. It is a wonderful resource to be able to have access to
from your own home, especially when that home is so far from the primary
Congratulations on contributing so positively to world genealogy. I hope
other counties follow your great example.
Date: 5 February
Thanks Clare for this great site, could have found long lost relatives
for my wife . . . Keep it up, thanks.
Date: 5 February
Thank you for putting Griffith's Valuation on the internet . . . Have
found what I have been looking for . . .
Ann Boyle Louisiana, USA
Date: 3 February
Thanks so much for putting the Griffiths Valuation on line. It has been
so helpful, and so much easier to access than the books which I had used
previously at our local Genealogy society. I might add that I did not
know what I was looking for either, and having the thing organised alphabetically
has assisted enormously.
Date: 16 January
Making Griffith's Valuation available on line is fantastic. Thank you
for the time and effort.
Date: 14 January
I would just like to say thank you VERY much for all your hard work in
putting Griffiths on the web. I've already found several of my Crowleys!!
Miriam in London
Date: 13 January
Thanks so much for making the Griffiths entries part of your website.
It is a wonderful resource for so many of us. I understand genealogy is
not such a popular thing in Ireland, but here in the USA we are all wild
to find out what we can about our Irish ancestors. Thanks so much for
making it easier.
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
Date: 12 January
This is my first time visiting your site. I will come again as I have
a great many ancestors from Ireland
Thank you for helping a newbie.
Date: 12 January
What a wonderful site! I've found our surname on several different pages
while browsing! The history info is great. Thanks to all who made this
Date: 11 January
I just found your site - it is very helpful. My father's family was from
Clare and it was wonderful to find familiar information. I know I'll be
back to search many times.
Michelle McNamara Smith
Date: 11 January
Dear Clare Librarians,
Your web page is just wondrous! I've been on it for hours and still can't
peel myself off. My grandfather, James Patrick StLedger, was born in O'Callaghan's
Mills and emigrated to Australia round about 1860. My family and I have
travelled to Co. Clare (including O'C Mills, naturally) several times
and just visiting your site makes me feel quite 'homesick'!
Keep up the great work.