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Clare Heritage Centre

Address: R476, Corofin, Ireland
Phone Number: 065 683-7955
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Ranked #3 of 4 Attractions in Corofin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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Type: Specialty Museums, Cultural
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English first
Gold Coast, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

After visiting Ireland for the first time in 2010 I decided to try to trace our Irish ancestry. I knew our ancestors came from Co. Clare so upon my return to Australia I spent countless hours researching our Irish family history with very little success. It was suggested that I contact the Clare Heritage Centre so on our 2nd visit... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We visited Clare Heritage Centre with mixed feelings. Were we in the right county? We had a limited time frame. We had been in contact with Antoinette through the website. Immediately we felt at ease. If you can, it is better to book an interview time slot. These lovely ladies were going to be able to discover unknown facts of... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My sister and I had started to do a little work in tracing our ancestors from the little we remembered about my father's family and from our own distant memories of visiting County Clare. This was not so easy as it was about 55 years since the last visit! Antoinette and her staff were able to find data we would... More 

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Woodend, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I recently went to Ireland to visit Co.Clare, the birthplace of my great grandfather. I only knew the county and his parents' names. I was thrilled to find the Clare Heritage Centre by chance when driving through Corofin. Within days I had a parish name and baptismal information. It was such a joy to walk in my ancestors' footsteps and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I used Clare Heritage Centre for some research recently. Whilst it took over 12 months to get my research, it was well worth the wait. Antoinette provided a very comprehensive report including copies of census and other records. I am very appreciative for this detailed work. As with most things in genealogy, patience is the key! I would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My wife and I did our homework on her Irish ancestors, but had reached a roadblock. Antoinette and her staff are experienced genealogists (!) with a lot of data at their fingertips that is not readily available. More importantly they are very skilled at putting the tidbits together to reach a cohesive conclusion. Since we provided intial data, they used... More 

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Morro Bay, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The Clare Heritage Centre is truly a gift. Clare Heritage Centre did a study and report on my family tree. You may read, as I did, that sometimes their research takes a while. I now know this is because they do such thorough research, giving personal attention to your family genealogy with such enthusiasm and interest as if it was... More 

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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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