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Visitor's Book 2002

Date: 16th December 2002
For anyone with County Clare, Ireland connections... this should be one of your first stops in your genealogical journey. They [Clare County Library] have done a fabulous job of compiling records and making them accessible to the public. Probably the premier genealogy website in Ireland.
Michael Cullinan at

Date: 5th December 2002
Your website is fantastic with many wonderful links! I spent quite a bit of time looking at the photos from the photography contest [Get Caught Reading] you did a while ago. I'm a Children's Librarian in Florida and have decided to do a similar contest at my library. I've printed out the rules on your website which will be a good guide... I look forward to further exploring your wonderful website.
Kim E. Dolce,

Date: 2nd December 2002
I've been receiving a large number of e-mails recently from people abroad asking for information on County Clare. I found your site to be highly informative and helpful and I have awarded it The Irish Website
"Link of the Week Award"
Best Wishes,
Gerard Blaney,
The Irish Website.

Date: 28th November 2002
We have found your site both informative and entertaining. We plan to vacation in Ireland again in 2003.
All the Best,
Sherri (Layden) Eckhoff,

Date: 13th November 2002
I work as a librarian in Brixton Library, London Borough of Lambeth. I've discovered your site and recommended it to our Senior Management as it is by far the most attractive, informative and user friendly I have seen so far. I hope that if they appreciate how well a library site can be done, we can attempt to develop our own next year which will be as welcoming to our users as yours must be to your readers. A brilliant achievement.
Slán Libh Anois.
Pat Dunne.

Date: 5th November 2002
I am a library student in Montreal, Canada and I am using your site for a presentation on Cultural sites... I would also like to add that your site is wonderful. I've spent hours looking through all the information this site offers. Thank you.
Ann McLaughlin,
Montreal, Canada.

Date: 4th October 2002
Dear Sir:
I can't tell you how helpful your website has been to me with my genealogical research. You have certainly done a great job. My grandparents are from Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare...
Kevin J. O'Brien.

Date: 2nd October 2002
I would like to congratulate you on the Clare Library website. It is very helpful and informative. I have learnt many things about my parish. Again thank you very much.
Yours Faithfully,
Sarah-Jane Arthur.

Date: 17th September 2002
In my dealings with Libraries around the world the service by Clare Library is without equal.
Rod Warnock,
Kilaben Bay, N.S.W., Australia.

Date: 16th September 2002
Hello, I would like to thank Clare County Library for providing free Internet access in Kilkee library. This is not only very important for a tourist like me but also for the people in this fairly remote area. It is a great opportunity to keep in touch with your friends and family when you're abroad and also a never-ending source of education. I must say, over the years that I came to Kilkee I was always very pleased with the selection of good books in the Kilkee library, and the friendliness of the library staff . . . . Please keep this great service going and further help people to improve their life.
Petra Becker.

Date: 13th September 2002
Dear Sir or Madam, We would like to say thank you for providing Internet excess to the public at the library in Kilkee. We are german tourists (surfers), travelling around Ireland. The Internet excess at libraries is usually the only way for us to get exact swell, wind and weather forecasts. We found, especially at this library, that the staff were extraordinary friendly and helpful. So once more, thank you for the services in this library!
Solveig Kuchenbecker & Marc Daub,

Date: 4th September 2002
Hi there. I'm a New Zealander who has been living and working in Kilkee for the summer. I have been absolutely thrilled at having the internet access here at the Kilkee library. It has been a real life line to family and friends around the world as due to the hours I worked it was difficult for people to phone me. . . . I've also spent many a lovely hour reading books from the library. The staff here - Anne, Mary, and Theresa - were always helpful and friendly. They are a credit to the Clare Library network.
Thanks again,
Janine Harraway.

Date: 31st August 2002
Thankyou for such an interesting site. I have just spent over an hour browsing through your genealogical information.
Patricia Brunker.

Date: 30th August 2002
I found your website very informative and useful. Thanks and best regards.

Date: 30th August 2002
Your website is terrific! I'll be in County Clare for the second time in a few weeks, and I have been looking all over for interesting information. You have the most complete and the most interesting collection of material about the Burren that I've found anywhere. Thanks so much.
Karen Davidson,
Montana, U.S.A.

Date: 10th August 2002
A wonderful web site as I have told you before .... Thanks for all your help and information.
Maureen K. O'Brien.

Date: 7th August 2002
Hi Folks, The content is as good as ever but I like the new lick of paint on the homepage! Since I know that people all over the world are benefitting from visiting your website, is there any chance you could grab a digital camera and gather together the staff and researchers for a photo outside the library and then post that to the site? It would be nice to put a face on the folks that have delivered the site. Looking forward to the home county coming up to visit us on the weekend for the All-Ireland semi-final. One O'Connell Street invades another!
All the best,
Patrick Cusack.

Date: 5th August 2002
I just wanted to tell you what a great website you have, especially the 1901 Census. . . . . Thanks!
Donna Jonas,
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.

Date: 18th July 2002
I have been researching my husband's ancestors from county Clare without success. I just accessed your wonderful site and it has enabled me to move forward in locating the Conlon/Talty connection. Many thanks for such an informative site.
Colleen Richmond,
Perth, Western Australia.

Date: 30th June 2002
This site is really great.
Dan Morrissy.

Date: 30th June 2002
What a great site - I found some people who I think are relatives of the family I am researching for a friend.
Keep up the excellent work.
Di Maloney,
Mornington Peninsula, Vic. Australia.

Date: 29th June 2002
Dear Staff of Clare County Library,
Thank you so very much for your informative website. It makes me look very forward to my visit to Miltown Malbay on July 5th. I have been through your town many times. Every year I look forward more to my visit to your beautiful town and also meeting my family back there...
Damien John Fox.

Date: 28th June 2002
I have just found this site and it looks very good and full of information. I will come back and work on it tonight
Best wishes,
Eric Stewart.

Date: 25th June 2002
Your website is very thorough & informative. I plan an extended visit to County Clare in September & look forward to visiting you in person.
Dorothy Fairchild.

Date: 22nd June 2002
Dear Sir/Madam, I came across your website today. It has a very attractive format and contains much information, both for within the library and beyond it. . . . .
Keep up the good work.
Yours sincerely,
(Mr.) Duane Duff,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Date: 18th June 2002
Visited your web-site today in connection with an enquiry from a colleague, a fellow literary translator, who was puzzled as to what "dressed up as Lady Clare's boys" in an novel by Australian Peter Carey could mean. The Google search engine brought another colleague to your web-site and the answer. Thank you for making it all available!
Tone Formo,
Oslo, Norway.

Date: 17th June 2002
Hello from Topeka, County Shawnee, Kansas, USA. My wife is a reference librarian for the State of Kansas. We like your web site. Well done! We visited County Clare in 2000.
Mark Roupe.

Date: 14th June 2002
Hello, Thank you so much for a very interesting and informative website. Well done to everyone and keep up the good work.
Mary K.

Date: 14th June 2002
Hi, Have just found you web site today and firstly let me say congratulations on a great site, particularly the 1901 Census. Cheers from Australia
Lynda O'Dwyer.

Date: 12th June 2002
Have been searching thru your website over the last couple of months, and I am very impressed with the contents - especially the Census of 1901. Keep up the excellent work.
Mike Flynn,
Ex Borheen, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.

Date: 12th June 2002
Have just discovered your website. What a find!!! I have spent an enjoyable couple of hours researching my Studdert family; two of which followed the goldrushes over to Australia in the 1850's and settled here. Definitely one of the best sites.
Kerri Painter,
Upwey, Australia.

Date: 24th May 2002
Have searched your site and hoping someone is related to my Patrick McKenna & Catherine Smith and 3 children who arrived in Australia 1863 from Ennis, Clare. Thanks from Australia for giving me the opportunity to search a wonderful website
Garry Buckley.

Date: 24th May 2002
Well done for an excellent site...
Gerard Hill.

Date: 23rd May 2002
The Clare Library site is most impressive. What a wealth of information you offer online! My own ancestors - Fennell, Cosgrove, Griffy, Shanahan, Smyth - hail from Quilty, Seafield, Tromora, etc...
Karen Snodgrass.

Date: 15th May 2002
Hi to Clare Library,
I have become the Family Historian for both my husband and my own families. Can anyone please help with the knowledge of where I can find out where my husband's grandmother (Margaret Flanagan) eldest daughter of James Flanagan and Winifred McNamara embarked from to come out to Australia. She married in Fremantle in 1898 and we imagine that she most probably went to Victoria with some other family members before meeting her husband Thomas Ryan from Tipperary. I guess that was probably a couple of years prior to 1898. We have no idea as to what the ship's name could be on which she left Ireland. We have her arriving in Fremantle on June the 6th and then marrying on June the 12th but before that is a mystery. We have the Flanagan Family of Co. Clare which was made for us in Corofin back in 1992.
Please can anyone come up with any ideas.
Best regards to County Clare from Perth, Australia
Enid Ryan,

Date: 15th May 2002
As an amateur genealogist I wish every county would follow your example in putting the 1901 census returns on the web. It makes life so easy. Congratulations to whoever thought of doing that. Absolutely brilliant.
Jim Harmon,
Shannon Development.

Date: 15th May 2002
I have been researching and collating information on the Murrihy surname world wide for approximately 20 years. To date I have more than 1,200 different surnames and many thousands of individuals who have married into the Murrihy family. I have obtained information off this site recently which I found most useful. I am interested in liaising with anyone who has any information on the Murrihy surname. I am sending a copy of my book "Descendants of Murrihy Families 1997" to the Clare Library Headquarters, Mill Road, Clare. It contains heaps of info. I looking forward to any queries I might receive from those who read it. In regards to anyone wishing to contact me regarding the Murrihy surname they can do so via
Terry Murrihy,

Date: 14th May 2002
Family legend has it we McCabe's originated from Clare, and it was very exciting to go through the different lists looking for the name. I'm of the opinion that because there were so few McCabe's in Clare, we are probably related to whoever is still there, if their roots extend back to 1840. Once we figure out where we came from in Clare, we're coming over to check out your library, and your fishing, and your pubs, and maybe old newspaper articles, looking for the McCabe that was killed by a runaway horse.
Don McCabe,
Avon, Il.

Date: 14th May 2002
Dear Clare Libarians,
I have just found your wonderful site. My son will be travelling to Ireland next year and I thought I would look up where my late husband's parents lived before they came to Australia. Kathleen Moran lived in Scattery Island, County Claire before immigrating to Australia. My late father-in-law, Daniel James Casey was born at Muckross Abbey in Killarney and I will endeavour to check out this as well. I know Kathleen travelled over to see her sister Nora and brother-in-law Michael (who worked at the lighthouse) in 1978 but unfortunately we have never been in contact since. I will hopefully try to trace my family heritage now. If you or any of your readers know of Nora or Michael Scanlan or any of my late mother-in-law or father-in-law's family, I would love to hear from them on

Date: 13th May 2002
Everytime I return to your site, I find another relative, and an education of my family's origin that keeps me coming back. Thank you.
Patrick Hough,
Florida, U.S.A.

Date: 11th May 2002
I have enjoyed this site tremendously, as I am an O'Day myself...
Rosemary O'Day.

Date: 7th May 2002
Hi from Wales, I'd just like to say, what a brilliant website, and its great to see how many records you have made available online. I hope other Counties will follow your example! Very Well Done!
Best Wishes,
Carol Jones.

Date: 5th May 2002
I have enjoyed your site so much! It helps me understand so much better the terrible plight of the Irish in the mid 1800s. My husbands O'Connors were from county Clare and I have learned so much about Ireland from your site. Thank you for providing all the information you have on it. Keep up the good work!!

Date: 1st May 2002
Hello all you wonderful, clever people. I just wish I had known about you when I visited Ireland a few years ago. Your site is great. I have not found my gggrandfather, Patrick Dougherty listed anywhere, but I have enjoyed looking for him and I won't give up.

Date: 1st May 2002
Two days ago I hit on your site, and stayed up 'til all hours, reading and enjoying. I actually found Tullygarvin - as my Greatgrand father came from there, and Grandmother. Even found the Fitzgerald Estates. Thomas Fitzgerald to Annie Fitzgerald Tierney to my mother Annie Mildred Tierney O'Dwyer was Thomas's wife. Thank you. The only fault I am having is that it's keeping me up nights. Thank God I am retired. Can I post a Msg here? Looking for info, about A -Steven Tierney/Margaret Whalen, Ennis and Thomas Fitzgerald/Kathrine O'Dwyer-Tullygarvin Area. Children. Also a Rich Irish Person, so the story goes. Believed to be named Haskins , who married a Fitzgerald girl and went to Australia. Thanks again. Great site.
Robert F Tierney-Dedham Ma.

Date: 29th April 2002
How wonderful to be able to consult Griffith's Valuation index at one's leisure and also to go through the 1901 Census which is already online. I look forward to being able to trace Liscasey and Caherea and Killaloe areas in more detail when the Census project is more complete. Thank you.
Niamh Walker,
Dublin 24 (tracing O'Griobhta Clohessy Carey Hayes Brohan).

26th April 2002
Thank you so much for putting this information on the web. We live in Canada and only because of my sons school project of tracing his family tree was I able to discover your site and now I'm hooked!... we were able to trace his gg grandparents (The Hehirs) in Castletown. Now I have to try the other side of the family, the Gavahan's from Charelstown I believe!. Thanks again for all the hard work the CLASP team put in, it's much appreciated.
Lesley Kelly,
Edmonton, Canada.

Date: 12th April 2002
Thank you so much for your work on the 1901 Clare census. I just received copies of my grandparents' birth certificates and learned where they were born.  Now I eagerly await the day when "their" part of the transcription comes online. Your work is very much
appreciated. I know I'll have to come visit Clare someday.
Carol Johnson.

Date: 11th April 2002
Hello to every one at the Clare Library.  Amazing! Thanks! I discovered this site 3 days ago, and I don't think I have stopped reading!!
I could not contain my joy at finding my maternal grandmother Ann O'Donohue (aged 8) and my great-grand father John O'Donohue (aged 50) in the 1901 census! They both lived in the townland of Drumduff in the Parish of Inagh in the DED of Ballyea.
The fantastic detail in this long surviving document is only rivaled by your efforts to make it freely available on the web! Long live the information revolution!  Many thanks to all who work and toil at this wonderful site rest assured I will be regularly checking in, now that I have found you.
Michael J Hartman.

Date: 7th April 2002
What an excellent web site. I have traced my gggrandfather on the Griffiths Valuation. Congratulations for the information you have kindly provided
Gina James,
Manchester, U.K.

Date: 7th April 2002
Thank you for a wonderful site to browse in. My husbands family had a farm in your area and we were fortunate to visit the original home several years ago. Since his grandfather, Matthew Cooney, died at a relatively early age in the NY Bronx area little has been known to us, as contact with the two sisters who owned the farm was limited. Bless you all for the information you are providing the adult children of the people who settled in all parts of the world.
Sandy Cooney.

Date: 6th April 2002
Your website is amazing! Thank you for all the dedicated work this represents. If my ancestors aren't from County Clare, I think I'll adopt some just so I can keep visiting your site!
Vicki Vaughn,
Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.

Date: 1st April 2002
Have just discovered your interesting website. I have just returned from a holiday in Western Ireland, during which time I stayed in Lisdoonvarna, hence my current interest in your web-site. My family roots originate from Shannon (although I was born in Wales), and I therefore feel great affection for Ireland and its wonderful people (oh, and the Guinness, of course!!).
Jane Gaunt.

Date: 27th March 2002
Thank you for your interesting and valuable site. I have managed to locate some 'lost' relatives and have come across some interesting facts. I will have to visit Clare again.
Gerald Falvey.

Date: 20th March 2002
The County Clare Library site is one of the best research tools I've come across in a while. Thank you for the opportunity to cross check some local family lore and to open doors to further research.
Many, many thanks.
Jann Gallen,
Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia.

Date: 19th March 2002
Just discovered your website and find it fascinating. Love to look up all the ole McInern(e)y's that are my forebears from Clare. We have tons of McInerny's in Chicago and my town, New Berlin, Wisconsin.
Ray McInerny, Sr.

Date: 17th March 2002
Your site is marvelous! As a computer neophyte, I'm just starting research on my mother's family. She, Margaret Walsh Loughlin, was baptized at St. Munchin's in Limerick. Her mother, Honore Ryan came from Woodcockhill, while my grandfather, Michael Walsh hailed from Cloontra. I look forward to spending many hours with you. God bless, and happy St. Patrick's Day from Chicago, USA.
Joe Loughlin.

Date: 15th March 2002
Thank You Sooo much for this wonderful work - Griffiths Valuation. It is much appreciated.
B. Vilim.

15th March 2002
I have been trying to research my family history, and my people emigrated from Kilmurry-Ibrickane in the 1860s, so I have found a wealth of information in your archives. The Mc Knghts & Nugents turn up several times in your records, including the eviction records, which are rather unsettling, to say the least. All I really had heard about tthe Famine up to now was just family stories. This is the most info on Kilrush I have found in any one place. I have shared your web-site with my whole family. We all would like to thank you so much.
Lindsey Mc Guire-Collins.

Date: 14th March 2002
Hi there,
My name is Vincent, a Scientologist from Kildare. I was just browsing for information on Daniel O Connell today and found the most incredible, beautiful, clear and informative website I have ever seen!  I got the answers I was looking for and saw an actual hand written letter by the liberator ON LINE. Whoever created this should have a medal!
Thank you. A pleasure.

Date: 11th March 2002
Thanks ... have used your indexed Griffiths report ... good work!

Date: 28th February 2002
Hi! I have just spent many interesting hours reading up on the 'Famine of 1845-49' in order that I may be able to write an essay on the topic. I do not think I could have found such a wide source information any where else in the world. Your 'web page' is great.
Thank you,
Richard Green.

Date: 27th February 2002
Hello - We're working on a project that some of your patrons may be able to help us with.   A few years ago a whole lot of folks were putting on their best clothes and heading out to dance to tunes played by bands like ours. There were, we are told, over 800 bands total. We're trying to assemble a list of as many of these bands as we can. You can see the list as it now stands at our website: If you can think of a few more names, please drop us a line at We're also looking for scans of photos of showbands, dances, dancehalls and showband memorabilia (just click on the "Can You Help" link on the bands page at the site.
Thanking you for your assistance.
The Jives.

Date: 24th February 2002
I would like to say thank you for your hard work. I was able to find my grandmother, my great grandfather and great grandmother. Keep up the wonderful work.
David Carberry,
Quebec City, Canada.

Date: 24th February 2002
Hello! Your site is quite a nice one!

Date: 23rd February 2002
Firstly, I wish to compliment all those responsible for such a fine library website - it must be the best in the country.
Pádraig Ó Gealagáin.

Date: 22nd February 2002
Dear Librarian,
I was reading the info on your website about the Evictions and recalled having obtained a copy during the summer of 1960 of that article reprinted in the Clare Champion, and also some copies of the Attack on O'Halloran's Fort sketch. As I have misplaced both the article and the sketch, I was delighted to be able to access them on your website. Frank O'Halloran was my grandfather, whom I never knew, as he died long before I was born. I did know his sister, Honoria, mentioned in the article... If anyone has an interest in this subject, I would be pleased to correspond
James P. Kennedy,
Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.A.

21st February 2002
Thank you for the wonderful work you have done on County Clare. My grandfather, Frank Taylor, came to America in the late 1880's and we have found much family history through your site.
Bridget E. Kluesner,

19th February 2002
Brilliant!! Quick, well set out and friendly!
Well done
Chris O'Neill,

Date: 18th February 2002
Dear County Clare Library, along with all the others, I'd like to congratulate you on such a wonderful web site; if only they were all like this. Thanks for a wonderful site
Ann Doneley.

Date: 14th February 2002
Hello Clare County library. What an impressive website! I've been browsing the census pages and dipping into other links you provide.
All the best,
Mary Burns,
Gibsons Landing, British Columbia, Canada.

Date: 14th February 2002
Hello to all at the County Clare Library. I just wanted to say what a great site you have and I check it often, and always find something new and interesting. It is my personal belief it is one of the best library sites in Ireland, and I'm not just saying that because my, Dennis T. Cullinan, was born in Inagh, County Clare. All the best,
Dick Kelly.

Date: 14th February 2002
Congratulations on an excellent website - the best of its kind! Many thanks again for an invaluable service to genealogists all over the world.
Yours sincerely,
Paddy Waldron,
Lecturer in Economics, Trinity College, Dublin.

13th February 2002
Thanks for giving us amateurs so much wonderful information on our ancestors' lives and the county they lived in before emigrating to Australia.
Marie Cahill.

Date: 12th February 2002
I have spent considerable time browsing through your website; you have done an excellent job. It is very informative, interesting and very easy to navigate.
Reuben Harmon Isherwood,
Nokomis, Sk. Canada.

Date: 11th February 2002
Wonderful work you are doing on the 1901 census. I think I have found one of my people in the Sixmilebridge District Electoral Division, Tady Devany.
Many Thanks,

Date: 10th February 2002
Marvelous site - I was looking for some information on my family (Power, from Quilty; my father came to America in 1947, I was born in NYC in 1958), and located my grandfather and uncle. I'll be conducting more research here.
Marty Power.

Date: 9th February 2002
Dear Co. Clare Librarians!! What a great piece of work!! Well done! Until tonight when I've checked out some names on the 1901 Census our family story has been passed down the generations verbally. Remarkably accurately I have to add. My great grandfather (Charles Louis Leopold Napoleon Nono, we think!!) was the cathedral organist in Ennis in the latter half of the 19th century, by the 1901 Census he had died but there in the entry for Gaol St. were his widow and family, professional musicians all. To add to the excitment were my grandmother (Mary Spellissey) and her family. Amazing.
Thank you,
Mary Nono,
Hale, Cheshire U.K.

Date: 7th February 2002
Wow ! What a great site! I'm just beginning to trace my Irish roots through my parents' birth certificates. Must be the "luck of the Irish" that brought me to your site. Within a few minutes I was able to learn of aunts and uncles I had never heard of ! Thank you so much for providing this wonderful service. I shall be back many times I know. I plan to visit Ireland later this year and hope to locate living relatives.
Mary Brunsdon (Pearce),
British Columbia, Canada.

Date: 7th February 2002
I have just discovered this site and it looks great!! Well done!
Pat Fitzpatrick,
N.Y., U.S.A.

Date: 3rd February 2002
May I add my voice the those congratulating you on a wonderfully informative, easy to use, web site. I have just started trying to trace my ancestors and know that my Great Grandmother was Catherine Byrne from Clare, she married Christopher Scanlan from Drogheda and moved to Northumberland. Unfortunately, that's as far as I've got so far, but I am sure you site will be a great help to me. Even if I don't find anything relevant, I will spend hours reading the history etc. which fascinates me.
Best wishes for continued success with the site.
Sheelagh Davies,

Date: 1st February 2002
I have just been checking your latest addition, i.e. the museum site, and have to offer my congratulations. The quality of the photos and their enlargement is unbelievable. It is really a super site.
Martin Breen.

Date: 24th January 2002
My sister Joanne and I have viewed your website where you have placed Grandfather Browne's indenture and photo. We just want to let you know what a wonderful experience it was to see them there on the web for all to view them. We were quite thrilled and very much affirmed in our decision to entrust these precious things to your care.
Pat Brady,

Date: 20th January 2002
Dear Librarians, Congratulations to all concerned on the standard of your website. You are far and away above others! I am researching O'Briens from Moynoe, Scariff and will be visiting often. Thank you and keep it up.
God bless.
Marie Payne,
Sydney, Australia.

Date: 20th January 2002
Super Web Site. Reading about the Poor Unions and the Famine made it clear why my great grandfather, Austin Patrick Slattery, left Ennistymon in the early 1860's to emigrate to the United States.
Jack Slattery,
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.

Date: 19th January 2002
Thanks for a great piece of work in the 1901 Census.
Gerard Hill,

Date: 18th January 2002
This has got to be the definitive website for tracing relatives.  Within fifteen minutes of starting my search of the 1901 Census I found documentary evidence relating to my great-grandfather.  A fine site and easy to use.  Many thanks and congratulations to all who had a hand in setting it up.
Mel Chappell.

Date: 16th January 2002
What an absolutely wonderful idea it was to put the 1901 census of Clare online thus enabling descendents to access the data from anywhere around the globe.  Whoever came up with the idea deserves high mention and many congratulations.  Hopefully your exercise will stand as a fine example to other counties in Ireland to do the same.
Kind regards and many thanks,
Robert Nolan.

Date: 16th January 2002
I have been told that my ancestors came from County Clare. Your web site is very informative, lots of information. My last name is Flannigan and my grandfather came to Canada (Lucan, Ontario).  I have bookmarked your site, it will take me a while to go through it.  Congratulations on a wonderful site.
Sharon Flannigan,

Date: 15th January 2002
The Clare library site is one of the best websites - not just for genealogy - I have come across. Blessings on all of you!
Mary Ann Ashcroft.

Date: 11th January 2002
May I congratulate you on what is a brilliant site packed with information. I have just commenced research on my great grandfather Patrick Meaney b c 1835 Clare and migrated to Melbourne c 1860, where he was married in 1860. The background provided by the information contained on your site has been invaluable, and I'll continue to access the information contained in it. Thanks to all who have obviously toiled so hard to make so much available. Often it is not easy to get information when you live on the other side of the world.
Ray Lowe,
Bunbury, West Aust.

Date: 11th January 2002
Thank you for such a great web site.
Bob Fowle.

Date: 11th January 2002
I just found your site and I cannot believe the information included on it.
Pat Killeen,

Date: 8th January 2002
What a fantastic site! Congratulations. I look forward to completion of the 1901 Census.   A brilliant site, easily the best I have come across - keep up the good work.
Ian Kemp,

Date: 7th January 2002
I have just had my first look at your site and it looks terrific. My great grandmother left Kilkee for Australia in 1863. Last year I spent a few days in County Clare on a trip with friends. I will be visiting your site regularly as I try to find out more of what life was like for Kate O'Reilly in Kilkee.
Bill Conway,
Queensland, Australia.

Date: 6th January 2002
I visited your library last week when I was in Clare and found that you have the most wonderful website. Especially helpful is the information on the census you have available. Thank you for the kindness and courtesy with which I was treated. I will stop again, next summer. Happy New Year!
Rosemary M. Palmer.

Date: 5th January 2002
What a great site, very informative, excellent.
Appreciative Clareman.

Date: 4th January 2002
This is the most fantastic website concerning the Irish that I have found. Sorry it took me so long. I have already found my Great Grandfather's name several times which now must be investigated so I will be back many times. This site is addictive. Congratulations for all you're hard work, it's really appreciated.
Maryellen D'Ambrosio (nee Vaughan)
Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A.

Date: 3rd January 2002
Thanks for a great site. Here in Scotland we were deprived of learning about our own culture, history and background and sometimes our parents were reluctant to go into detail as they were actively discouraged from doing so.  I hope to pass on to my daughter a sense of her own Irish identity and your site is of great assistance.

Date: 3rd January 2002
What an excellent site. Seeing the pictures of Ennis town makes me want to visit the land of my great grandmother, Nora Josephine Kenney.
Thank you,
Gary La Bounty,
Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A.

Date: 3rd January 2002
Congratulations and Thank You. I've been researching decendants of and ancestors of Thaddeus Walsh, born in Ennis, Co. Clare on 24/12/1824. I stumbled across your site while researching and I can't wait to meet with you all.
Gail Walsh,
Queensland, Australia.

Date: 1st January 2002
The history and information provided was extremely interesting. Now I will have to visit the lands of my Fathers in the near future.
Richard Wallace Clare,
Seattle, Washington.

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