Lawrencetown Guestbook


Record 200
Name: Elaine Beecher
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Dublin
Date: 14th. March 2003
Comments: Connor Donnelly wanted me to say hi to all his family and friends in Lawrencetown.


Record 199
Name: KB..
Website:  
Referred by: Search Engine
From: Adelaide, South Australia
Date: 9th. March 2003
Comments: Hello and G'day from downunder in Aussie! I came across your fantastic site after looking for information on a possible 'King' Kieran of Ireland for my son, who by chance is named Kieran.
An old (now deceased) Aunt of Irish extraction once told me that she thought there was once a 'King Kieran' in Ireland but wasn't certain if it was fact or fable. I was hoping to find out by researching over the net, but as yet, have been unable to do so.
I am extremely impressed with your wonderful pages and have bookmarked  them to return to them again later to read more about your lovely area.
I hope all is well with you and yours in Ireland
God Bless...


Record 198
Name: Aslam Khan Waqar
Website:  
Referred by: Net Search
From: Just Surfed On In
Date: 9th. March 2003
Comments: I live in village which is remote and simple. It has not electricity facility before 10 years. telephone facility also came two years ago. I also design my village site. as soon funds available I do that work .
Congratulation  you have done well. I am really impressed by your village and your work. If I come to Ireland to meet my friend Aamer khan  I shall also visit your village.


Record 197
Name: Charlie Tiighe
Website:  
Referred by: Net Search
From: Tipperary
Date: 6th. March 2003
Comments: Hello to all the Frehills


Record 196
Name: Alice Le Vieux
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Portland OR
Date: 18th. February 2003
Comments: My father's family came from St. Francisville IL.  I'm sure we still have family there.  Greemore, LeGout, Tougaw, I would sure like pictures of this place and some history of the families that lived there so long ago.


Record 195
Name: Loretta Spain
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ballinakill, Kylebrack
Date: 17th. February 2003
Comments: Well done to everyone. For a small town there is a lot of activities & interesting history.


Record 194
Name: Matt
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dartmouth N.S.
Date: 4th. February 2003
Comments: I think your web-site is great


Record 193
Name: Lavinia
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lawrencetown
Date: 3rd.  February 2003
Comments: Lawrencetown is a great place PLEASE!!! visit :-)


Record 192
Name: Barry Archer
Website:  Bushido Karate
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Gillingham Kent
Date: 20th.  January 2003
Comments: Great site on Karate Masters. I have never visited Ireland before and I must say it looks a great place to visit, Thinks I will check out some contacts Hotel, B&B etc and plan a wee look.
Any one has any info on where to stay give me a mail. Regards Barry


Record 191
Name: Joseph Michael Colohan
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Dublin
Date: 19th.  January 2003
Comments: Starting to trace my ancestors and found the site.
My Grandfather came from Lawrencetown and left in 1900?? He had a few brothers and one (if not more went to the USA) Thomas was one who left for the USA.
Most, if not all of the Colohan's in Dublin are related to me. Great site. I will be back again. Thanks


Record 190
Name: John McNamara
Website:  Achill Island
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Hymany (Up The Shams)
Date: 11th.  January 2003
Comments: Hi Lads, Great site! Hope ye are all in the pub. I'm sure ye are! (Mikey and Dermot Cox) Hello to des and Joe keep fa"*^ing!!!!!!! See ye tomorrow, Aoife.


Record 189
Name: Alcaholic
Website:  
Referred by: Yahoo
From: Ballinasloe
Date: 11th.  January 2003
Comments: This website is deadly and so interesting especially the hunting c'mon the Farrells


Record 188
Name: John McNamara
Website:  Achill Island
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Achill Island
Date: 14th.  December 2002
Comments: Great to see the west of Ireland well represented on the Web!


Record 187
Name: Louise O'Hare
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lawrencetown, Co. Down
Date: 13th.  December 2002
Comments: The website is excellent. Hope everyone is doing well.


Record 186
Name: Charity Parkins
Website:  
Referred by: Search Engine
From: Orlando, Florida. USA
Date: 12th.  December 2002
Comments: I was just looking for parts for me car an MG Midget and I got cross over your web page. I had relatives in Dublin but they don't keep in contact with us since my grandma Neile Parkins pass away


Record 185
Name: Paul Staunton
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Creagh, Ballinasloe / Sunderland
Date: 1st.  December 2002
Comments: Hello to Mona and Sean Cogavin


Record184
Name: Adrienne McGuire
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Crestwood, New York
Date:24th.  November 2002
Comments: Much of my family on both sides is from Moher and Ballyhard, Glenamaddy.  I have come across references to the "land wars of East Galway" and have been trying to get a sense of what life was like in the area in the past 150 years. This is a fuller exposition than I have found anywhere--thank you!


Record 183
Name: Jan Abrahamson
Website:  
Referred by: Search Engine
From: Australia.
Date: 31st.  October 2002
Comments: What a great site. I visited Lawrencetown in Oct 2000, the birthplace of my grandfather Samuel McIlhagger. His father George was the seargent of police there from 1881 - 1894. I got a great thrill to be able to go to the original police barracks and actually knock on the door of where my grandfather was born. A sense of belonging to the area.


Record182
Name: Kelly Walsh
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cochrane, Alberta, Canada.
Date:26th.  October 2002
Comments: I saw Coille Mór Hill in "The Pure Drop" and I was impressed with how well he used himself. He is listed as a very fertile stallion. Is he available in Canada? I have both an RID and TB mares. Will Coille Mór Hill ever compete at Spruce Meadows? I would love to see him face to face. Thank You.  Best Wishes, Kelly.


Record 181
Name: Tom Lawrence
Website:  
Referred by: Yahoo
From: Albany, New York
Date: 20th.  October 2002
Comments: My wife and I will be visiting in January. This will be our first trip to Lawrencetown. I am looking forward to it.


Record180
Name: Liam O'Connor
Website:  
Referred by: From A Friend
From: Norfolk, England
Date: 12th.  October 2002
Comments: Hi to all my relations in Ochil Beg, the O'Connors and Donohues. See you soon.


Record 179
Name: Danielle O'Connor
Website:  
Referred by: From A Friend
From: Norfolk, England
Date: 9th.  October 2002
Comments: enjoyed the Site very much. Just want to say hello to all the O Connor's in Ochil Beg. See you at Christmas.


Record178
Name: Clare Sheridan
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: London
Date:8th.  October 2002
Comments: Hi both my parents are from Ballinasloe, and I have family in Lawrencetown 'Burgoynes' I enjoy visiting there very much and was amazed when I found the web page, and how many others agree! See ye all Dec 27th 'Up Galway'


Record 177
Name: Sajideh, Carmel Dervan's  niece
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: London, England
Date: 1st.  October 2002
Comments: Hello to everyone in Lawrencetown! This site is brilliant, it's brought back all the wonderful memories that I had whilst I was in Lawrencetown for the Summer! I'll see you all next year. Good bye and Good Luck!


Record176
Name: Charlie Connor
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Falls Church Va. via Pennsylvania
Date:15th.  September 2002
Comments: My g-g-grandmother Kate Horan (b.1790)and her children came to the coal region of Pennsylvania during the famine years. Her husband was Michael and I believe he died in Ireland. Looking for Horan contacts in Kiltormer. Charlie Connor


Record 175
Name: Kerrie
Website:  Computer Solutions
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Australia
Date: 10th.  September 2002
Comments: I like the site
Thanx Kez


Record 174
Name: Don Kelly
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Ft.Pierce Fla
Date: 1st.  September 2002
Comments: very good...Any info about the Kellys' of Kilkee Co.Clare would be very helpfull....Thanks


Record 173
Name: Romilly
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Norfolk
Date: 16th.  August 2002
Comments: I was in Lawrencetown for a week staying with Family and I think that it is a brillant place to visit. The people are really nice and the area is great so if you ever get the chance to go there so.  P.S. Hi Arron, Ethan, Emmet and Michael, see you next year!!!!!!!!


Record 172
Name: Rose
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Lawrencetown
Date: 14th.  August 2002
Comments: Love your site. Keep up the good work. Hear from you very soon.


Record 171
Name: Bill Lennox
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Milnthorpe, Cumbria
Date: 6th.  August 2002
Comments: Will be visiting the area 1st September we are 12 golfers and will be staying in Portumna, looking forward to it hope the weather is o.k.


Record 170
Name: Tony Murray
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Slough, Berkshire
Date: 3rd.  August 2002
Comments: Great site, I grew up in Meelick and and have many happy memories of the area, except when Kiltormer beat Meelick-Eyrecourt.


Record 169
Name: Liz
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Barrhead, Scotland.
Date: 12th.  July 2002
Comments: I thought your website was brill, I have visited Ireland once and I can't wait to go back


Record 168
Name: Terry Mayes
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Colchester, England
Date: 7th.  July 2002
Comments: Is there anyone in your town/village enthusiastically interested in the weather or recording weather data?
I am Editor of WEATHER OBSERVERS NETWORK, a monthly weather bulletin, which began nearly three years ago. We currently publish data and text from around 150 sites in UK and Abroad. In Ireland we have only one site at present and we would welcome more sites in Ireland. We are a friendly, non-profit making organisation.
For further details contact myself Terry Mayes, 9 Grayling Drive, Colchester, Essex CO4 3EN, phone/fax no 01206 868982 anytime, or email terry.mayes@btopenworld.com.


Record 167
Name: Sean Colahan
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Australia
Date: 4th.  July 2002
Comments: Just passing and caught your site. Have been back to Ireland twice now. My side of the family moved from Ballinasloe to Galway in the early 1800's. And then on to Australia.
have been able to trace family history back many centuries, other spelling of the name Colahan, Coulahan, Colohan and more!! There's an old tale that the first Colahan to go to America witnessed a duel in Ireland, which was against the law. He had to leave Ireland in a hurry!!!!


Record 166
Name: Bob Lewis
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Saratoga, California, USA
Date: 20th.  June 2002
Comments: Interested in history of Glinsk, Creggs, Kilbegnet in the 1850's for research on the Crehan's.


Record 165
Name: Tanya Janwatanagool
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: St. Louis, MO
Date: 1st.  June 2002
Comments: Hi.  How are you? Well, I am studying Uech-Ryu Karate-Do Kenyukai at a local YMCA.  My sensei (teacher) is Mr. James G. Foley.  If anyone knows or heard about him, please e-mail me.  My brother and I do karate together.  I am yellow belt with two green stripes.  I am also looking for a karate pen pal also.


Record 164
Name: Mick Clarke
Website:  
Referred by: Net Search
From: Bolton, England
Date: 30th.  May 2002
Comments: Looking for details of my Grandfather William John Clarke who was born in America. I believe his parents were Thomas and Katherine Clarke who came from Kilagh and Kilrickle respectively.   They lived in Meelick on their return from USA.   Granddad was brought from America when he was 14-16 yrs by his uncle Red Mick Clarke who was from Fahy son of Hyacinth Clarke and cousin of John Clarke of Eyrecourt.   The family were evicted by Clanrickard and eventually moved to Garrycastle, Banagher.   Loved your website and now my male cousins and I make an annual pilgrimage to Offaly and Galway to see our relatives.   Will make a point of calling on you next time.  Very impressed.   


Record 163
Name:  Kieran Farquhar
Website:  
Referred by: Net Search
From: London, England
Date: 28th.  May 2002
Comments: Hi, my name is Kieran and I come from London I like this website I think its really helpful but there needs to be a separate page telling visitors about saint Kieran's life and things like that because I'm having difficulty extracting research information on St. Kieran himself. Thank you


Record 162
Name:  Siobhan Donnelly Monaghan
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Jersey, I grew up in Kylemore
Date: 14th.  May 2002
Comments: I just want to let you all know I exist.  Anyway good going Laurencetown nice  to hit on your website all the way over here in New Jersey. By the hello to all my cousins, that is Celine and Marcella Donnelly.


Record 161
Name:  Robert W. Lewis
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Saratoga, California, USA
Date: 13th.  May 2002
Comments: I found the research paper on "An Attempt at Commercial Farming in Ireland after the Famine" very interesting as I recently learned that my wife's ancestors were kicked off their land by Pollock; they being on the Burke-Dowell Estates: Martin & Margaret (McLaughlin) Crehan.


Record 160
Name:  Martha Counihan, O.S.U.
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: New Rochelle, New York
Date: 1st.  May 2002
Comments: I'm looking for information on the family of Joshua Paul GILL, married to Catherine Fox--had 12 children: Joshua, James, John, Kate, Sr. Gabriel, Bedelia, Sarah, Margaret, Julia, Thomas, Lucy & Eliza. Thomas, Lucy & Eliza emigrate to NY in 1868; their father went to Australia with several children. Lucy & Eliza became Ursuline nuns in NY and founded the College of New Rochelle in 1904. They were born in Aughrim in 1856 & 1861, respectively. I would appreciate any information. Thanks. Your site is interesting and I hope to return to Ireland in the near future for research


Record 159
Name:  Taylor Kennedy
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Village of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada.
Date: 27th.  April 2002
Comments: Firstly, this is a grand site. The History, Places and local news brings one up to speed on the activities of today in Lawrencetown. The Accommodation page makes it easy for those who wish to visit and know nothing about Ireland. I for one, would at some point in my life return to the birthplace of my great great grandfather, William Kennedy, who was born in Terryglass, across Lough Derg. I can only visualize what I read but your efforts by including pictures gives me more of a feel of what the Country is really like. William left Ireland about 1832, single, and headed for Canada, settling in Nepean of Carleton County, as many Irish did at that time. Your O'Madden page was informative relating to Inch County, as the Burkes (Bourkes) and Fogarty's were from there also. I have done extensive Canadian research on the Kennedy's, Fogarty's, Burkes, Brophy's, Madden's, Tighes that arrived in Carleton. Please keep up the fantastic efforts on maintaining and improving this site. It reaches out and touches all places in the World and you should be proud of that alone. Thanks to Martha for sending me here. I hope that the day will arrive that I step foot onto Irish soil and experience Ireland for what she is. Take care.


Record 158
Name:  Tim Fahy
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: St. Louis, MO USA
Date: 23rd.  April 2002
Comments: See you soon


Record 157
Name:  Bernie Hudson ( nee Coughlan )   ,Kylemore
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Moulton , Northwich ,Cheshire ,England
Date: 22nd.  April 2002
Comments: Hi to everybody in Lawrencetown, great website, great to be able to keep in touch with all the news from home. Wishing you every success with the site.  


Record 156
Name:  Heather Baldwin
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: England
Date: 20th.  April 2002
Comments: Thanks for all the information on Pollock and Lismany.  If anyone has a picture of the property before it was burned down would really appreciate a copy. Thank you.


Record 155
Name:  Frank Turley
Website:  
Referred by: From a Friend
From: Skycur Kiltormer : Now Belgium
Date: 16th.  April 2002
Comments: Hello Lawrencetown......I am very pleased to see this site from home and am also very impressed by Lawrencetown's community initiative. "Well done Lawrencetown".  I will drop into Pardys next time I am at home.  For any questions on visiting Belgium, please feel free to contact me. Regards, Frank


Record 154
Name:  
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Dublin
Date: 19th.  March 2002
Comments: Brilliant site, keep up the good work!!!  I hear Kiltormer are up senior, well done.  Hopefully they will do as good as ten years ago & win it out, as we would be waiting a very long time for Eyrecourt to do it or even get near to wining it out!!!!!


Record 153
Name: Melanie
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Galway
Date: 19th.  March 2002
Comments: Great website!!! and up Galway


Record 152
Name: Karen Porter Tyler
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Maryland, USA
Date: 19th.  March 2002
Comments: I am trying to find where my grand parents and great grand parents are from? We thinks they were from Dublin. I hope some day I can visit My grandmother loved Ireland you couldn't help but love it you heard it in her voice and saw it in her eyes. Hopefully Ill find my history on this wonderful site 


Record 151
Name: Ann Marie Loose
Website:  
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cortland, New York, USA
Date: 10th.  March 2002
Comments: According to information I have been given, my great-great-great grandfather, Owen Colahan was from Lawrencetown.  I have not been able to find much information about him while he was still living in Ireland.  He came to America before 1860 and lived in Ashland, Pennsylvania, USA.  He ran the local rest stop for travelers.
I was able to visit your town in 1995 and enjoyed my visit!  I was pleased to stumble across your website this evening! 


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