Say Hi to Castlebar

From the archives of our 1997 online guest book

Keep them rolling in!

(By the way, please let us know if you would prefer not to see your guest book entry on this page or if you now wish us to remove it).

Dec 15 1997
Helena Madden Hi to Castlebar from Boston, So will the cup find it's way back to castlebar in "98!!
we all hope!
well thats all
goodbye from Boston, U.S.A
Helena Madden
feel free to e-mail me here in boston!!!

Dec 18 1997
joe keane
Dec 14 1997
v horan
nice site

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 From: (Jacques Delannay) Hallo, this letter is written in Belgium, B 4700 Eupen. The reason for the following sentences is, that a man, who worked for your city celebrates his 80 th birthday on december 17 th 1997. He worked in Castlebar building the Castlebar hatfactory in 1939/40. He loged at the mayor of the city sometimes. The mayor's name was Mr.Chambers. We, the family, want to surprise him with greetings from Castlebar City. We found you in the Internet and saw that you are very busy in showing your city. It will be very nice, if you could manage to send birthday greetings for Mr. Mathieu, Bergstreet 123, Belgium 4700 Eupen. You can send the reponse to Thanks Klaus Buschhüter

Ed: An official birthday card was sent by Castlebar UDC to Mr. Mathieu.

Dec 12 1997
JAMES FOX Could you please include a page on Balla

Alastair McDermott
Good luck! Can't wait to come back!


Dec 4 1997
Can you please advise me if Dunne Stores produce and deliver Christmas hampers from Castlebar to Achill?
I would like to send one to my aunt - can you get back to me with the details. A contact and telephone number at Dunne's would be fine.
Tony O'Malley
Chesterfield England

Nov 19 1997
Tara E. Sweeney

Ya! I was feeling a little home sickhere in Wales so I thought I'd access the net for a while. I forgot Castlebar had a home page. So I've been looking around Castlebar. I feel a fair bit better now. So I will be back again. Dad told me that Ye didn't come first in the competition, its a shame. Well thanks for cheering me up!
See ya Tara Sweeney

Nov 9 1997
Bob Humbert-Hale I found your site by accident as I was tracking down references to the Humbert name. I must say that I am *very* impressed! Please keep up the good work.

Nov 9 1997

Dec 6 1997 vincent horan

I'm formerly Mary Mc Greal,daughter of Tom and Mamie of Turlough Rd.Sister of Eileen,Jean,Ken Anne and Ger.Christmas Greetings from Manassas,Virginia,USA.

Jennifer "O'Connor" Manzella
My grandmother was Anne Gannon and was born and raised there. Found you on the internet and thought I'd write.

Dec 1 1997
dayne thomas bunker
ill be visiting in march of 1998 and would love to have suggestions of things to see in the area. thanks alot,
dayne bunker

Nov 29 1997

jean mcgreal - ex turlough road great to vist castlebar on the internet, merry christmas to my family and all castlebar residents, currently we have a mail strike in canada, therefore no mail going in or out at the moment. great way to send greetings.
thank you

From: Will Castleberry Subject: Planning a Vacation Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 Dear Friends: My name is Will Castleberry and I am planning a vacation to Ireland, this January. If you would, please forward any tourist information regarding Castlebar to my home: 16 Hill Street, Annapolis MD 21401, USA. It will truly be a delight to visit your city. Thank you very much for all of you assistance. With warm regards, Will P.S. my e-mail address is Thanks
Mon, 27 Oct 1997 DES A HENNELLY
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 clare ellicott clare ellicott
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 Victor McGrath Say hi to Clare Lydon and Kevin Murhy -Good luck with the latest shop !! and hi to joan and trevor Renick From Vic in England
Sun, 26 Oct 1997 Ivan McCaffrey
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 Sheila Rodgers It's great to see Castlebar on the Internet.
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 Josephine (Joan) Flannery Dare I was born in Castlebar. Immigrated at age four. Just visited family in Castlebar last week.

Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 From: Brendan Granahan To: Subject: Mayo Web Site Hello to all in Castlebar! What a pleasant surprise to find you on-line---I am e-mailing you from beautiful, downtown Yonkers, just outside New York City. I can see it's going to take some time to go through all your content.... congrats to all who put it together... it's very informative... A small favour if you would---in my spare time I maintain a site dedicated to a parish and village just down the Windy Gap from you: Addergoole and the village of Lahardane. Would you be so kind as to add a link from your site?

Sun, 19 Oct 1997 Patrick K. Horkan I am one of the Horkan clan of spencer street. Son of Peter A. Horkan, and grandson of Patrick Horkan. Please pass my e-mail address on to any of of the clan. Thanks Patrick K. Horkan (Chicago, Illinois)
Sun, 19 Oct 1997 Loretta Pender-Smith If you happen to know the Jennings (Desmond, Nancy & family) of Aughadrinagh (Ballinrobe Road), please say hello to them from their sister Mary, neice Loretta, Steve and their grandnephew, Matthew, in California. Thanks

Sun, 12 Oct 1997 Martin Patrick Walsh My family came from Castlebar , specifically Old Village Road, Derrycoosh, Raihns, back in the 20s I believe, and this is a great site to learn about my homeland. Thank you very much for the excellent site!
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 James Higgins Well done on doing so well in the Information Age Competition. With people like Finian Joyce on your team you were unlucky not to win it outright. James
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 Frank Flynn Very nice. You could put up more photos. The ones you have are nice but they're mainly of buildings. What I recall from my last visit there was the wonderful people. You don't seem to have many photos of them. During my last visit you were hosting the Cullchie (sp?) festival if that dates it for you. It was wonderful to come back if just for a minute. Thanks. Among others, there is an article on a certain General Humbert that might be of interest to you. Kind Regards, Brendan Granahan


Sun, 21 Sep 1997 willy mennen We stayed in Caslebar last year, during the four day walk. We had a nice time. Perhaps we come next year. Thanks! Willy and Alie Mennen from The Netherlands.
25 Sep 1997 Darina Molloy It's a shame about not winning the Information Age Town. But well done on a great campaign - at least you didn't have to use a professional agency to prepare your submission.
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 Samiya Yeh Nice site
Mon, 6 Oct 1997
ann crowley Just checking on CRC fm !

Sat, 4 Oct 1997
Mark Behan

Oct 4 1997
William J. Flynn

Sep 24 1997
Ivo Brett
Best of luck today on the big decision! We're all keeping our fingers crossed.
Good Luck,

23 Sep 1997
Brian McGowan
Well done guys......

Sep 18 1997
Diane Madison
I am so excited to see Castlebar on the Web! I visited my family in Castlebar in 1995 and I loved being there with them. I enjoyed see the sites again through your pictures - I just wish I could see their faces also. Thank you so much for helping me relive wonderful memories!

Sep 17 1997
Barbara Byrne

Good Luck!!!

Sep 11 1997
Hugh Garavan

Sep 11 1997
William Moran

Aug 28 1997
Eamonn Henry
Good Luck!
As a Mayo person I am completely biased in your favour .

Aug 26 1997
John O'Donnell
Great work, Hope we win

Aug 25 1997

Gemma Bateman
Good Luck from Paris!!!

25 Aug 1997
David Clark
Good Luck to everyone in the CIAT bid from DavidC (currently visiting a Castlebar woman in Paris) !!!
Aug 23 1997
Michael Haverty
Information Age Town...lets go for it ! !!!!!!

Just some of the messages received............

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