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Clare Heritage Centre

R476, Corofin, Ireland
065 683-7955
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Ranked #2 of 4 attractions in Corofin
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Mar 30, 2014
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Culver City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

After meeting with Ms. O'Brien, I "paid me money" for an abbreviated history of the Pecks. Illness delayed my sending of requisite info, but once sent, had a personal deadline, family birthday in 2 months' time, and they met it. The nicest moment: When she pointed out the will to the left hillside once called Gortnanave, where my great grandfather... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Antoinette O'Brien is a character! She is a whirling dervish of energy, with a loud, blunt, delightful manner of speaking. She is one of the preeminent authorities on Clare and its people. My family and I made reservations to meet with her at Clare Heritage Center in Corofin. We gave Antoinette a quick overview of what we knew of our... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I visited the Clare Heritage Centre with just a tiny bit of information relating to my Egan ancestors that were from Clare and moved to the US during the potato famine. Antoinette O'Brien was very knowledgable and helpful. She was able to find information on my family very quickly. The people at the Clare heritage Centre are very dedicated and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The support and help given to my family in bringing my Mother's history to life has been a wonderful experience to me and my family. My mother was born in Clare in 1900 with the famil name of Kelly, The report that we have is so helpful to undertand life as it was back in the 1800s. Antoinete O'Brien and... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I recently visited the Clare Family Heritage Centre. I spent time with Antoinette at the Centre examining records that related to my Irish ancestors - two brothers who had set off from Clare a hundred or so years earlier. I found Antoinette to be a first class researcher – keen to ensure accurate interpretation of the records and to provide... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My sister and I went to the centre without an appointment and we were able to meet with Antoinette OBrien. We were looking for a connection to our grandfather, who had the very common Clare name of McMahon. Antoinette asked us many questions and said she would email us by morning if she found any information, as we only had... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Visited the centre just over 3 years ago with details from my great grandparents marriage certificate.They actually married in Australia but one was from Clare.Atoinette & her staff got onto the job & within 6 months forwarded me a detailed dossier on my paternal ancestry[which is what I was seeking].From this information I was able to trace a relative of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

On our a family history visit to Ireland, my 84 year old mother and I found the Clare Heritage Centre a very useful resource. With the help of Antoinette O'Brien and her staff we were able locate the workhouse, townlands, baptismal church records and family paupers grave relating to our ancestor who came out to Australia as an Irish orphan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Showed up unannounced with a few family members to try to get some information about where cousins we'd met once before lived - was able to use the phone in the center to call the cousins, got directions to their town, made some great connections from this very location. The lady we worked with the most, Ann, was incredible friendly,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I visited in mid/late August. The exhibition in the church is interesting and there was lots of information. We spent quite some time in here. The lady was really helpful and pleasant and she made sure that we knew the best order to view the exhibits and offered to answer any questions we may have. We went... More

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