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Clare Heritage Centre

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Address: R476, Corofin, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 65 683 7955
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Fantastic local expertise

I visited the Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre as part of a family holiday in October. I arrived without an appointment but was quickly able to meet with genealogist... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Clare Heritage and Genealogy Centre as part of a family holiday in October. I arrived without an appointment but was quickly able to meet with genealogist Antoinette O’Bryen. Knowing I was only staying in the area for several days Antoinette and her team worked hard to identify the parcel of land where my great grandmother came from... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

My Great Grandparents came from Clare in the first half of the 1800s and I have been able to find out very little about them so am seeking help. We arrived unannounced and found the Center closed for lunch which was ok because then we went for a nice lunch. Be aware places do close for an hour for lunch.... More 

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1 Thank mwardgamma1
Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I am the family historian. I planned a visit to Ireland this summer, and did my research on my Irish side. My mother's father emigrated from Co. Clare, and was from Ennis, but that is all I knew. I just couldn't get any further back. So, I contacted the Clare Heritage Centre and filled out their form. I told them... More 

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1 Thank jeank357
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Thinking this was a heritage centre with useful info about the surrounding area were disappointed to find the museum door locked with a bell to ring. A charge of e3.50 to go in but with little indication of what there was to see. It also looked rather dated and unwelcoming. Had we wanted to use the genealogy centre we would... More 

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Thank lucille r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Have struggled to find the words to describe what a wonderful gift the Centre and Antoinette are to those of us with Irish Heritage. It was at the very end of our time in Ireland and I attended somewhat reluctantly given that we were due to fly out in little over a day. Surely not enough time to achieve anything.... More 

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Thank Steve K
Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

After having filled in the online form, we turned up at the Centre with no prior warning. Antoinette was extremely accommodating, quickly finding details of family members we had never heard of. It was definitely necessary to come with key names, dates and details of the family we did know. Antoinette and the team were extremely helpful over the following... More 

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Falls Creek, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

In addition to working on our family history, this Centre has an exhibit about the area and habitat. The region, burren, and various tours are described to help plan and explore west Clare. My husband contacted Antoinette O'Bryen months in advance of our trip to provide all the information we had available about family members. We were able to make... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

I recently used the Clare Heritage Center to research my family's heritage. Antionette and other staff members went out of their way to help me find my family's roots. Not only did they provide extensive paper research but they went above and beyond to actually locate a second cousin who took me all over to see the homes where my... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A brilliant gateway to the national park, with guidance, guides, and free bus trips into the park for walking.

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San Antonio, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This center is seemingly all about business and not much of a cultural center. So unless you come with intent to spend money don't expect a warm welcoming like ethnic cultural centers in the U.S. The only heritage here is a cottage industry business enterprise doing family research. With all the info available on line i.e. ancestry.com , Griffiths Evaluation... More 

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