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 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ccfgpw/friends.htm
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"
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.
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.
Date: 4th October 2002
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.
Date: 17th September 2002
In my dealings with Libraries around the world the service by Clare Library
is without equal.
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.
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
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.
Date: 31st August 2002
Thankyou for such an interesting site. I have just spent over an hour
browsing through your genealogical information.
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.
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,
Date: 5th August 2002
I just wanted to tell you what a great website you have, especially the
. . . . Thanks!
Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S.A.
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.
Perth, Western Australia.
Date: 30th June
This site is really great.
Date: 30th June
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.
Mornington Peninsula, Vic. Australia.
Date: 29th June
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
I have just found this site and it looks very good and full of information.
I will come back and work on it tonight
Date: 25th June
Your website is very thorough & informative. I plan an extended visit
to County Clare in September & look forward to visiting you in person.
Date: 22nd June
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.
(Mr.) Duane Duff,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Date: 18th June
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!
Date: 17th June
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.
Date: 14th June
Hello, Thank you so much for a very interesting and informative website.
Well done to everyone and keep up the good work.
Date: 14th June
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
Date: 12th June
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.
Ex Borheen, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.
Date: 12th June
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.
Date: 24th May
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 email@example.com
Date: 24th May
Well done for an excellent site...
Date: 23rd May
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...
Date: 15th May
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
Date: 15th May
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.
Date: 15th May
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
Date: 14th May
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.
Date: 14th May
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 13th May
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.
Date: 11th May
I have enjoyed this site tremendously, as I am an O'Day myself...
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!
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!!
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
Robert F Tierney-Dedham Ma.
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.
Dublin 24 (tracing O'Griobhta Clohessy Carey Hayes Brohan).
Date: 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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
Kirkland, Washington, U.S.A.
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,
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.
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.
Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia.
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.
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.
Date: 15th March 2002
Thank You Sooo much for this wonderful work - Griffiths Valuation. It is
Date: 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
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.
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: www.jivenaires.com.
If you can think of a few more names, please drop us a line at Webmaster@jivenaires.com.
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.
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.
Quebec City, Canada.
Hello! Your site is quite a nice one!
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
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.
Date: 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,
Date: 19th February 2002
Brilliant!! Quick, well set out and friendly!
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
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,
Gibsons Landing, British Columbia, Canada.
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 gr.gr.grandfather,
Dennis T. Cullinan, was born in Inagh, County Clare. All the best,
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.
Lecturer in Economics, Trinity College, Dublin.
Date: 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.
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.
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
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.
Hale, Cheshire U.K.
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
I have just discovered this site and it looks great!! Well done!
Date: 3rd February
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.
Date: 1st February
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.
Date: 24th January
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.
Date: 20th January
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
Date: 20th January
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.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, U.S.A.
Date: 19th January
Thanks for a great piece of work in the 1901 Census.
Date: 18th January
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.
Date: 16th January
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,
Date: 16th January
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.
Date: 15th January
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
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.
Bunbury, West Aust.
Date: 11th January
Thank you for such a great web site.
Date: 11th January
I just found your site and I cannot believe the information included on
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.
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
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.
What a great site, very informative, excellent.
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.
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.
What an excellent site. Seeing the pictures of Ennis town makes
me want to visit the land of my great grandmother, Nora Josephine Kenney.
Gary La Bounty,
Yuma, Arizona, U.S.A.
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.
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,