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submitted on September 12, 2016 2:47 AM EDT
Name: Mike Canning
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Comments: My gandmother was Bridget Markham who married Michael O'shaughnessy around 1925 and emigrated to New Zealand from Slieve Dooĺee around the same time. Any connection?

submitted on May 22, 2016 11:36 AM EDT
Name: Evelyn Galvin
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Comments: Greetings Paul from Geelong, Melbourne . Am here visiting Jim Natalie and Our first grandson Thomas Gerard Galvin who is gorgeous. Nice to be able to keep up to date with news from Parish. Regards Evelyn

submitted on September 24, 2015 10:48 AM EDT
Name: Anthony Dunn
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Comments: I showed John Markham's page to my aunt in chicago, who was born Terry MCINERNEY in Clonderlaw. The article on John says that her mother, Susie MCINERNEY, played at his wedding - Terry said she knew because she sang with her mother! Any more information you have on the MCINERNEY'S would be gratefully received.

submitted on August 23, 2015 8:13 PM EDT
Name: Mary King
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Comments: Enjoyed reading the programme for the Dan Furey Weekend. I am descended from Dan's great aunt. The oldest Furey in the same grave is Thomas born about 1770. Dan used to say that his third cousin Thomas Furey know as Buddy was a better player, but family says they both had the gift. Regards, Mary

submitted on May 7, 2015 4:57 PM EDT
Name: Joanne && Caroline
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Comments: What a beautiful house. Thank you Paul for making Us feel so welcome, it was Caroline's first time in Ireland and coming to the rambling house made her holiday as it did mine. I love your photo with enda kenny. Hopefully see you next time :-)

submitted on February 17, 2015 11:38 AM EST
Name: Tina Andreucetti
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Comments: Great site. I hope to use it to promote my new Wellbeing and Training Hub in Kildysart. First event on Int Womens Day on Sun 8 March 11.30 - 1pm. All Welcome.

submitted on February 9, 2015 6:15 AM EST
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Comments: Thanks for the beautiful christmass 2014 photo of my dear Brigiet R.I.P. I have fresh memories of her well lived life, she came all the way to joinme in the funeral of my late cherished dad in 1996 in a village called Rongene in Sotik Kenya accompanied by her son Fr Tom and her daughter Mary. Rest in peace my dear Brigiet l love you so much even in death and l appreciate your life, please pray for me, AMEN.

submitted on February 7, 2015 5:42 AM EST
Name: Gabrielle Finnerty.
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Comments: What a wonderful life Bridie lived to the last,memories,may she rest in peace.

submitted on November 23, 2014 8:21 AM EST
Name: Jim McDonnell
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Comments: Dear Paul, Congratulations on your fascinating website. I wonder if you can help me. I have been researching the Studdert family (Kilmury/Clonderlaw) history. My mother was Nora Studdert daughter of Robert(Robbie).I have found a great deal of information but been unable to trace any notice of the death of my great grandfather, John Studdert, though the grave of his wife (Ellen) and daughter-in-law Susan (my grandmother) is in Kilmurry graveyard (1931). I also have almost no info on the origins of my great-great grandfather, Patrick Studdert who married Bridget Fallahee in 1845. Any info you or others have, espcially about the Fallahee/Studdert connection would be v. gratefully received. Many thanks, Jim McDonnell

submitted on June 17, 2014 6:14 PM EDT
Name: Tom McGrath
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Comments: Brilliant photos. Enjoyed presiding at Orla and Colin's Wedding Mass

submitted on May 15, 2014 10:59 AM EDT
Name: Anthony Dunn
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Comments: My mother, NORA DUNN, nee McINERNEY was from clonderlaw. Her parents were MICHAEL and SUSAN McINERNEY nee KELLY are buried in the local churchyard. If anyone has any family history they can let me have, I'd be very grateful. My e-mail is

submitted on April 21, 2014 4:23 PM EDT
Name: Marie Price nee Langton
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Comments: My Grandmother Mary Frawley aka Minnie immigrated to NZ in 1896. Her parents were John Frawley and Maria Reidy. Enjoying visiting your web site in the hope that I can glean some family history. Regards Marie

submitted on April 19, 2014 9:34 PM EDT
Name: ger neylon
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Comments: hi Paul greetings from Chicago and Boston!! great to read the news hope all is crime free while im away !!see you next week regards Geraldine

submitted on March 5, 2014 8:51 PM EST
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Comments: I want tog go to Ireland April 2014.

submitted on February 25, 2014 7:34 AM EST
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submitted on July 2, 2013 6:37 PM EDT
Name: enda o dea
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submitted on May 19, 2013 8:23 PM EDT
Name: jeanette oeller
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Comments: just went on your sight for the first time. was given it by a local. i was the sacristan at st. marys for about 5 years till i moved back to the states(fl.) glad to be able to get the news now from kilmurry mcmahon.thanks for the service. jeanette oeller. i miss ireland but not the weather!!!!!

submitted on May 6, 2013 11:40 PM EDT
Name: Emily McMahon
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Comments: Lovely website Paul. I met you several years ago with my father , Michael McMahon from Kilmurray McMahon (church view). I found some of my Dad's old papers and found Markhams of Derryguiha in one of his drawers, that I had given him years ago. He must have enjoyed it as he had it saved for himself. Reading the stories brought memories back of visiting relatives there and stories told by my Granny, Mae McMahon (née Grogan from Tullycrine) of the Black and Tans and the like. Thank you for preserving history. I regret not doing as much for the McMahon's.

submitted on April 30, 2013 11:10 PM EDT
Name: Marie Price
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Comments: Great site thank you. My interest is in the Frawley family Derryguiha. Mary the eldest daughter of John immigrated to NZ about 1898 she was my grandmother.

submitted on January 13, 2013 12:02 PM EST
Name: James J. Markham
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Comments: Very interested in geneological information about Thomas Markham (my ggf) born county Clare about 1840. wWent to sisters in Boston. Then came to Englewood NJ.I think he was ia or about Kimaley od Inch. Any ideas on getting more information

submitted on December 23, 2012 5:14 PM EST
Name: pp
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Comments: hello

submitted on July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT
Name: Sue Markham Cutchall
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Comments: ...just visiting the web in search of the genesis of the Markhams. I've been satisfied for years that a mighty Saxon Chieftain named Clairon, claiming the land of Nottingham in Old England and changing his name to Markham,thus started a great line of Markhams. Now I'm suprised to see Markham in County Clare seems to have come into being almost the same year the Saxon Clairon-Markham in England. Do you think or know anything about this? ... I was born Irie Sue Markham almost seventy years ago in Arkansas,U.S.A. ...thanks for letting me visiting your page!!

submitted on May 29, 2012 6:16 AM EDT
Name: Tony Bergin
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Comments: Dear Paul, I recently visited your site and I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of your Mother, Mary. I would like to extend condolences from myself personally and from your colleagues in Kerry Group Tralee at this sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis, Tony Bergin

submitted on May 3, 2012 8:01 AM EDT
Name: anthony king
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submitted on March 18, 2012 9:57 PM EDT
Name: Dennis O'Regan
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Comments: Someone on Linkedin's County Clare user group suggested I browse your website. I am trying to track down my father's roots but am coming up with deadends. He was born in Labasheeda in 1910 and emigrated to the US in 1932. His mother, Nora (Ryan) O'Regan taught at the Labasheeda National School from about 1915 to 1945. His father, James O'Regan was in the RIC but I have not been able to find where he served. He was probably from the Waterford area. I believe Nora Ryan's father was named Patrick and apparently passed around 1900. Her mother married a Patrick Keane by 1911 (from census) and continued to live in Labasheeda. I believe my father crewed on the Alzina, a small commercial sloop that plied the Shannon and only stopped sailing around 1953. See: I was in Labasheeda in 2003 but a medical issue prevented me from spending more than but an hour in the town. I met Dolly(?) and John(?)Hanarahan and purchased an Alzina t-shirt and Labasheeda placemats from them. I believe my father's home is one of the abandoned houses just west of Casey's. While I was in the hospital in Ennis and Limerick in 2003, my family visited a nearby graveyard looking for the graves of Nora and James O'Regan. They were unsuccessful. If anyone can offer any infomation on the Ryans, Keanes, Regans, or O'Regans I would much appreciate it. Love the Shannon, Dennis O'Regan, Wyomissing, PA, USA

submitted on March 16, 2012 4:44 PM EDT
Name: Trevor Markham
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Comments: Rest in Peace Granny Markham. We love you and you will be with us in our hearts forever. May God take you swiftly to heaven.

submitted on March 8, 2012 8:38 AM EST
Name: John N. Galvin
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Comments: Paul, Enjoyed the wedding of Olivia and Brendan. It was a memorable family occasion for all concerned. The photos of the wedding are excellent. It was nice to see the traditions of bonfires and straw boys. Keep up the good work

submitted on February 28, 2012 5:43 PM EST
Name: Desmond Power
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Comments: A thousand thanks for showing those wonderful photos of Peggy Eyres on the occasion of her 90th. I'm her kid first cousin,only 89. My father Stephen was a younger brother of her mother Ann. He left Clare to make his life in China where I was born. I live in Vancouver Canada but am fortunate enough to be in touch with that most dear cousin of mine, Peggy.