Guest book entries for 2003

Name: Doreen.Charman (doreen.charman1@ntlworld.com)

Location: Cambridgeshire

Date: 31 December 2003

Comments

Happy 2004 to all on Lismore see you all in August
Doreen.Charman Elaine and Stuart Barrack


Name: Paul (mrphypl2@aol.com)

Location: As from New Years Eve on the Eigg

Date: 28 December 2003

Comments

Just to wish you all the best for New Year, easy on the drink now I dont want any mess to clean up on the ferry over now.
CHEERS From the 2 crews (MV Eigg)


Name: Cara Louise Smith

Location: Stirling

Date: 25 December 2003

Comments

Hi Sara Black and Jordan Bass. Miss yous lots....................................


Name: harry morton (hmmorton@blueyonder.co.uk)

Location: motherwell

Date: 19 December 2003

Comments

Merry Christmas to everyone I doubt if I will make it up at new year Granny is not to good. take care see you all sometime Harry Anne David and Jill.


Name: Jim-Bob and Mary Ellen Lismore (jimbob@msn.com)

Location: Texas

Date: 14 December 2003

Comments

Howday folks,
me and Mary Ellen are selling our trailer home and heading for Scotland. We are coming to claim our share of the Island. Hopefully we will all be neighbors.
C ya soon.


Name: linda (lindasimpson087@aol.com)

Location: skelmorlie

Date: 12 December 2003

Comments

a would just like to say good luck mum with your computer lessons and a hope to be chatting on line with you very soon. hallo to everybody on lismore that knows me, i'll probably be up at the lambing.


Name: Paddy McNicol (padruigpost@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Port Appin

Date: 10 December 2003

Comments

Congratulations to Comann Eachdraidh Lios Mòr for their recent tourist board awards. Meallaibh ur naidheachd! Cumaibh oirbh leis an obair luachmhor a tha sibh a' deanadh agus tha mi 'n dochas gum bi seo na bhrosnachadh dhuibh uile. Moran taing.


Name: Virginia Carmichael Hallmark (hallmark@gvec.net)

Location: South Texas

Date: 10 December 2003

Comments

My husband, daughter, and I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Scotland this past October. We visited Lismore because my ancestor, Dougald Carmichael, left his home in Lismore and set out to join his brothers, Gilbert and John, in North Carolina in 1775 (approximately). Unfortunately I was unable to locate info on his parents. It was thrilling to visit this beautiful island. The colors are so soft and even the light seems of a different quality. You are all so fortunate to be living in such beauty. The North Sea especially is breathtaking. I was also impressed with the friendliness of the Scots. Thank you for a wonderful time.


Name: olivia (liv@donaher.org)

Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date: 09 December 2003

Comments

Looks like a wonderful community, hopefully I will get to visit someday.


Name: Jane Livingstone (janelivingstone@bigpond.com.au)

Location: Australia

Date: 07 December 2003

Comments

It was great to find your website. I am related to the Livingstones of Lismore & Appin although my relative moved to Mull after Culloden. I grew up in Scotland but it is only years later and when you are far away that you get the urge to explore your roots.


Name: Jon Derham (penny.derham@tesco.net)

Location: Crossroads!

Date: 04 December 2003

Comments

West Coast Winter

The days are short the nights are long,
The winter fires roar
The curry's hot, the whisky free
Outside the rain can pour

The tin roof leaks, the back door creaks
The plumbing it does sing,
The blue-tits eat peanuts with beaks
And take off on the wing

The silver sky and silver sea
Some days are smooth as smooth can be,
But other days with wind and tide
The boats can scarcely take a ride.

Flooded roads and naked trees,
No flowers, no leaves, no honey bees,
All features of our winter here,
Along with large amounts of cheer.

Name: MGBADA JOE,ABA,NAIJA (MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM)

Location: ABA,NAIJA

Date: 28 November 2003

Comments

I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP IT UP.


Name: Harry & Kath Monroe (harryandkath@muirshiel.fslife.co.uk)

Location: Lenzie, by Glasgow

Date: 22 November 2003

Comments

We Visited the local parish Church today, and just had to say how wonderful a building it is. Also thanks to hospitality from everyone we met both there in Appin. Sorry it was only for the day. Will visit again


Name: Pat Hancock (davidreeves620@hotmail.com)

Location: Yorkshire

Date: 19 November 2003

Comments

Enjoyed your photos Jimmy
Regards Pat Hood


Name: Ruth Galin (kirivick@aol.com)

Location: Isle of Lewis

Date: 18 November 2003

Comments

Hello, I am a single lady, in receipt of housing benefit and would like a two bedroom furnished house to rent with garden. References available. Thankyou.


Name: Hermann Seyler (parzinn@web.de)

Location: Hindelang (Allgaeu - part of Bavaria)

Date: 17 November 2003

Comments

Being surrounded from mountains here it's nice to see some mountains of Scotland at the horizon at some of your very well done pictures.
Many greetings to the people of Frackersaig farm !


Name: Adrian Lissamore (LISSAMORE3@AOL.COM)

Location: Wolverhampton

Date: 15 November 2003

Comments

Extremely educational.


Name: Heidi MacColl / achinduin (princessheidi69@hotmail.com)

Location: Appin

Date: 15 November 2003

Comments

Hey every 1 ova there just wanted to say hi to maw and pop and every1 else ova there
ne way gotta go
see yas all soon
love Heidi MacColl


Name: Patricia Wilson (patraw@ceinternet.com.au)

Location: Lismore, NSW, Australia

Date: 15 November 2003

Comments

I think the site is wonderful. What a great example of the strength of a small community where each person can feel wanted and cherished - even the brand new babies. I particularly liked the flora and fauna and as most interested in the history. I hope you writer has the tenacity to keep it going. I believe our city was named after Lismore in Scotland.


Name: The Good Looking Purser (MV Eigg) (mrphypl2@aol.com)

Location: the deck of the eigg freezing (loading all your heavy food boxes)

Date: 08 November 2003

Comments

Nice wee site i want you all to smile when you come on the boat from now on ok, from your local friendly purser Paul (the handsome one)


Name: John Hollands (john.hollands@ntlworld.com)

Location: Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Date: 08 November 2003

Comments

We stayed in Larkrise, Port Ramsey Isle of Lismore for the last week of October. What a beautiful place, peaceful, friendly people, just lovely for a quite week away from the rat race down South. John


Name: marian (marianfiona@hotmail.com)

Location: coventry

Date: 30 October 2003

Comments

My uncle, Hector Macpherson, was a minister on Lismore, & during my childhood I spent many happy holidays on your idyllic Island. I even went to school there occassionally when my visits were during term time. I re-visited the north end of the Island for an all too short afternoon in 1998. It was so peaceful, perhaps an even more spiritual place than Iona! I,d love to visit again some day!


Name: Alicia Hendrick / Mull Theatre (leestudio@btopenworld.com)

Location: Corran Halls

Date: 29 October 2003

Comments

We are performing our "rip roaring success" Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson on Nov 7th/8th at the Corran Halls, Oban. Check out our website at www.mulltheatre.com for press release, reviews and production photos,
Cheers lee Hendrick (Marketing, Mull Theatre)
from:
Alicia Hendrick


Name: June gold (junegold21@aol.com)

Location: Ayrshire

Date: 17 October 2003

Comments

Yesterday was my first visit to Lismore. My grandfather was born and brought up there. The weather was glorious ,the people were so friendly. I recommend a visit to this beautiful place. I will be back soon.


Name: coeffin (joelle.coeffin@free.fr)

Location: France

Date: 12 October 2003

Comments

Magnifique site ! j'ai découvert grâce à lui l'existence d'un viking portant le nom de ma famille. D'autres Coëffin se sont-ils connectés ? je serais intéressée de les connaître.
Bravo et à bientôt.


Name: Stuart & Cathie Geekie (stuart.geekie@virgin.net)

Location: Corby, Northants, England

Date: 29 September 2003

Comments

Mothers parents came from Port Ramsey related to the McCaig's.
We spent great holidays at the mill with Jessie Stewart (MacCormack) many years ago. Have been living down south for 31 years and would love to hear from anyone on the island who may remember us.


Name: Don Grant (dongrant@dixie93.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Chelmsford,Essex

Date: 24 September 2003

Comments

I visited your island for the first time in June with my wife,sister and husband and an aunt who has been there before.I'd found out that my grandfather,Archibald Grant was born on Lismore in 1878,as werehis sister Mary(1871) and brothers Donald(1875) and John(1876).
We went to your Heritage centre where they were very helpful and we had tea and cakes. My grandfathers birth cert. says he was born in Bailigrundle but the map shows 4 Baligrundles so we couldn't identify the place.
But everything was very memorable including the Post Office/shop and the passenger ferry we used. I'd like to hear from anyone who is looking into the history of my family or knows of them
Don grant


Name: Peter Gray (pmsg@btinternet.com)

Location: Stamford

Date: 21 September 2003

Comments

Friend of Iain Macdonald & family (son of the late Hector). Almost 35 years since I last visited and stayed at 'Ballygrundle'. Much too long! Hope to visit soon. Very nostalgic.
Best wishes,
Peter Gray


Name: Mel Cadman (cadmans@members.v21.co.uk)

Location: Helensburgh, Scotland

Date: 21 September 2003

Comments

Brilliant web-site with superb photos of the island and a well laid out and very navigable site. I came across thiss partly by accident btu am now mulling over the idea of spending a week next Easter... need to persuade the rest of the family, but the photos should do that fine! Keep it up.


Name: DAVID O'NEILL (David.Oneill@SUN.COM)

Location: FIFE

Date: 21 September 2003

Comments

We spent a lovely week in Balnagowan at the start of September and saw Stella McCartney and her new husband.They passed right by the cottage with their dog.Apart from that Lismore was its normal self peaceful and friendly be back soon


Name: Chris Willsher (chris@willsher.clara.co.uk)

Location: Kinross

Date: 14 September 2003

Comments

My wife and I spent last Friday walking on the island and very much enjoyed the visit. We started from the north and managed as far south as Achnachroish taking in the Broch on the way. We'll start there and have a look at the south next time. I decided to visit the web site to learn more. It's very useful and I wish I had looked at it before we visited! We thought that the thatched cottage project is magnificent and says a lot about the spirit of the island. We look forward to visiting the heritage centre in the future!


Name: Alec MacCall (maccall@earthlink.net)

Location: California, USA

Date: 09 September 2003

Comments

My great grandfather, Ronald McCall was from Lismore. He was shipwrecked in Nova Scotia in the mid 1800s and was never able to return home. I hope to visit the island with my family in mid September, and may be the only descendant ever to have returned. Looking forward to the visit!


Name: christopher lismore (mrlizis@hotmail.com)

Location: belfast N ireland

Date: 07 September 2003

Comments

yo my name is lismore :)
aye looks like a nice wee island.
i think i might pay it a wee vist next summer.
aye any 1 no how 2 trace family names????????


Name: Graham Pickhaver (gpickhaver@stpeter.fsbusiness.co.uk)

Location: Bacton Norfolk

Date: 04 September 2003

Comments

My wife and I have just returned from a delightful week's holiday on Lismore. The weather was brilliant, the scenery magnificent and above all the people extremely welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the visit to the Old School House to look at the historic records and phots and to meet Donald Black. If any properties come up for sale we will be pleased to hear further as we are nearing retirement!
Best wishes to all.
Graham and Patricia Pickhaver


Name: Hubert Guidon (helmdec@dialstart.net)

Location: London

Date: 01 September 2003

Comments

Hello Pauline! We are back in London now and missing the "Lismore experience". Have a nice Autumn and see you next year perhaps.I had a look at the picture of Port Ramsay but could not find Tom and Marie's boat
Have a nice Autumn and see you next year perhaps!
Hubert & Lien Guidon


Name: doreen.charman (doreen.charman1@ntlworld.com)

Location: Cambridgeshire

Date: 29 August 2003

Comments

Thankyou for the most wonderful holiday and for allowing my family to be Lismore Islanders for a few days. I felt at home fromt he moment I set foot on the island. The surprise when I discovered that my family name of Keith is represented on the island is this why I feel I have come home. I am busy trying to discover the link. I am coming back next year , please give our regards to Mary Mcdougall from Elaine and Stuart Barrack too. Lismore is now my second home.


Name: Roy Murphy (reapthe@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Liverpool

Date: 29 August 2003

Comments

Hi, great website. I wonder if anyone knows sue, early sixties, who has a hotmail profile and lives in the area?


Name: Patrick Lismore (plismore_avceict@postmaster.co.uk)

Location: Belfast Ireland

Date: 25 August 2003

Comments

Never knew their was an island called lismore, would love to know more surrounding the history and the name, i would like to trace back my history,


Name: craig lismore (cpllismore@aol.com)

Location: staffordshire

Date: 23 August 2003

Comments

wanted to find out where our surname originated from. great websitelots of info as well


Name: sarah pointer (sarah@pointer90.fsnet.co.uk)

Location: norwich norfolk

Date: 20 August 2003

Comments

thought i would browse your website for nostalgia's sake as i had a wonderful holiday on lismore many years ago when my father's cousin ran the local school (doranne willis). she and her husband bill were brilliant hosts and i have very fond memories of the island. could denise willis be a relation as i saw her name on the local news page? i know they have a son mark who i believe still lives on the island.sarah pointer


Name: Dave Taylor & Irene Buchanan (irenebuchanan@aol,com)

Location: Fife

Date: 06 August 2003

Comments

A belated thank you to everyone for the superb weekend of the Raft Race and Sports Day - we had a ball! The dance on Friday night was foot tapping & energetic to say the least, the weather for the outdoor pursuits next day was superb and the bbq dance to follow was great fun (next time we'll know not to have tea before we come along and to keep Dave's hand down at Auction time!) We also had afternoon tea at the hall on Monday followed by a 'not long enough'(!) chat with Mr Black at the Heritage Centre, so will definitely catch up next time - yes, we will be back.
Thanks again for all the hospitality and loved seeing the photos of the weekend on the web site.


Name: Richard E. Edwards (ricked@mindspring.com)

Location: Danbury, Connecticut, USA

Date: 04 August 2003

Comments

I was referred to your wonderful site by my brother, Randle Edwards, from whom I have just learned that our great-great-great grandfather, John Calhoun (?) Carmichael, son of Daniel Carmichael and Catherine Calhoun of the isle of Lismore, apparently emigrated to North Carolina about 1792 with his parents and two brothers. Their daughter, Katherine [my great-great grandmother] was born in South Carolina in 1830 and died in Alabama in 1904.


Name: Krysta Williams (krysta.williams@workinglinks.co.uk)

Location: Wales

Date: 29 July 2003

Comments

Just had a look on your website as I'm planning to make a visit in September with my friend Seonaid Macdonald. Really looking forward to it!!!!


Name: Norma Buchanan (nhbuchanan@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Fife

Date: 27 July 2003

Comments

Have just arrived home from spending another weekend on Lismore - and what a weekend!! The dance on Friday night was great, but the highlight has to be the raft race and sports day - what a day. Then the barn dance and barbecue in the evening (the food was superb) - and the raffle was hilarious!! A big thank you to everyone for a smashing weekend.
By the way your website is excellent - am looking forward to seeing pictures of the raft race posted on it!


Name: Ben Hamilton-Baillie (benhb@blueyonder.co.uk)

Location: Bristol

Date: 22 July 2003

Comments

What an excellent web site! Thank you. Can't wait to be on Lismore on saturday. Ben, Jen Laurence & Agnes H-B


Name: barbara crossan (Babsy1959@aol.com)

Location: glasgow

Date: 14 July 2003

Comments

hi
me and robert mc adam visited today-14th july to see john park -an old friend-and what a place to see.john took us round the place and we met lovely,friendly people and will be passing this on to others...thanks to john!we'll be back!!!!!!!!


Name: carmen hausman (rapunzel32@hotmail.com)

Location: nebraska, USA

Date: 10 July 2003

Comments

my family is decended from the livingstones of argyll and appin... i have been researching a myriad of sites for all kinds of information but i enjoy the pictures and stories the best... your site is one of the best i have found so far and i have forwarded it to interested members of the family... thanks so much and keep up the excellent work!


Name: Randle Edwards (RRE3LSJ@aol.com)

Location: Washington, DC, USA

Date: 10 July 2003

Comments

I have only recently discovered your website, and have enjoyed visiting it.
I have just learned that my great-great-great grandfather, John Calhoun Carmichael, daughter of Daniel Carmichael and Catherine Calhoun of the isle of Lismore, apparently emigrated to North Carolina about 1792 with his parents and two brothers. Their daughter, Katherine [my great-great grandmother] was born in South Carolina in 1830 and died in Alabama in 1904. Daniel's two brothers, Archibald and Duncan, apparently came to America earlier, perhaps around 1775. One report says that the father of Daniel, Archibald, and Duncan was a hatter in Lismore.
I look forward to a visit to Lismore and to exchanging emails with any curent Calhoun and Carmichel residents of Lismore, and with their descendants abroad.


Name: Di Oliver (dianeoli@yahoo.co.uk)

Location: Coventry

Date: 07 July 2003

Comments

I have never known so much about a holiday destination before. We are coming at the end of July, and are looking forward to week of relaxtion, staying at Port Ramsay.


Name: cameron murley (cameronmurley@earthlink.net)

Location: valley village,california

Date: 06 July 2003

Comments

hello to all on the isle of lismore i am the youngest granddaughter of allan livingstone born 2/28/1867 son of john son of duncan. i found my cousin allan son of alexander online last year and was elated to get more history of my family. strangly in 1971 at age 21 i took my 1st trip to scotland and after landing in glasgow went without knowing directly to oben which i found so beautiful and on to iona which my inner self found difficult to leave never knowing that this was the anicent family homestead. I have visted this site many time and hopefully will be able to visit lismore very soon. love to all my cousins and thanks best cameron


Name: Thomas M Williams (Ttmwmmw59@aol.com)

Location: Highland Region

Date: 05 July 2003

Comments

I should like to congratulate you on a very very good website it is full of interesting imformationthat i had not known before. Iwas once on the island many many years ago taking my wifes grandmother home to her final resting place as she and her husband came from the island they were MacGregors they will be visiting the island in two weeks the last of that side of the clan. thank you for taking the time to set up this web site yours Tom Williams


Name: Stuart Black (stuartblack@bigfoot.com)

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 05 July 2003

Comments

A big hello to Donald Black. Glad to see that his research and stories are up on the Web for the world to read.
In June 2000 I cycled to Lismore from Edinburgh looking for familiar names on gravestones, and instead found a very familiar looking Donald Black with lots of stories to tell. I videotaped the stories and showed them to relatives descended from "the Rothsay Blacks" where Hugh Black (the Baker) and his wife, Isobel, raised 10 children who scattered themselves all over the world to Scotland, England, USA and Canada. We know there is some connection to Lismore but no-one has been able to find the "missing link". I have since found out that the father of Hugh Black (the baker), also Hugh Black (a shepherd), lived in Kilmelford, By Oban. So it appears that some force was pushing (or pulling) our family south from Lismore to Kilmelford to Rothsay. Pehaps it was the English as they cleared the land to raise sheep, convincing us to change our name from the unpronouncable MacIlleDhuibh. From reading the entries in your guest book I see that other Blacks are i nterested in their ancestry too. Someday somebody will piece together the full story. Thanks to Donald Black for getting us started.
For those who are interested, I am putting all the bits and pieces that I gather on my family tree on my Website: http://stuartblack.org follow the "Links" to "Family Tree"


Name: shirley ludwig (sludwig1@telus.net)

Location: Canada

Date: 02 July 2003

Comments

It has been a true delight to view your website. All aspects of the layout are most informative. The photographs are superb and, along with all of the other information provided, entices me to visit your beautiful island when next I am fortunate enough to visit Scotland.


Name: Grace Fraser (gracefraser@hotmail.com)

Location: Castlerock, Co. Londonderry, N. Ireland

Date: 02 July 2003

Comments

Nice website. My grandmother was a McColl. We have family tree which shows ancestors back to 18th Century living on Lismore. Would be interested in knowing more about them. One was a lay preacher/postmaster.


Name: Stephen Michael (appinhighlander@hotmail.com)

Location: Chievres, Belgium

Date: 01 July 2003

Comments

Sorry ... also meant to say it's a very nice site, and I intend to visit Lismore the next time I am in Appin. However, I would love to see more genealogical information or links thereto.


Name: Stephen Michael (appinhighlander@hotmail.com)

Location: Chievres, Belgium

Date: 01 July 2003

Comments

I am an American whose ancestor, Daniel Carmichael (b. May 1736, d. Jan 1822) was listed as from Appin and Lismore. I am doing more genealogical work to try and identify Daniel's parents or other ancestors. Daniel married Margaret Monroe (Munro) in about 1771, and she died after childbirth in Appin in about 1772. He then married Sarah (Sallie) McCall (McColl) and emigrated from Port Appin to North Carolina in about 1773. His son by Margaret Monroe, Daniel, became known as Daniel Ker Michael and was my g-g-g-g-grandfather.


Name: Beverley McLeod (gairloch80@yahoo.com)

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Date: 28 June 2003

Comments

What a wonderful web site. My husband, son and I are coming to Scotland on July 2, 2003. We are staying in Taynuilt for the week of the 10th-17th. While looking for things to do I found your site. I am madly planning a day on the island as we are about to leave. Don't know whether to walk or take bikes, but will be there as your site is very enticing. Regards Beverley


Name: Jonathan and Aileen Webster (jon@beresford.co.uk)

Location: Sunbury on Thames, England

Date: 19 June 2003

Comments

The Lismore site is splendid. We are frequent visitors as we spend several periods ecah year in and around Port Appin. We have a great love for Lismore and by bicycle and on foot have almost visited every part.


Name: Fiona Livingstone (fiona_daisy@hotmail.com)

Location: Mission, BC Canada

Date: 05 June 2003

Comments

nice website. I love to find out more about my history and ancestors, and I was so glad when I found this website. I was so happy to finally see pictures of the Bachuil.


Name: Ailsa Templeton (ails_t@yahoo.com)

Location: Edinburgh

Date: 28 May 2003

Comments

Fancied catching up on the craic at home, so logged on (although I find out most things via Mum!). Looked at the photos and felt homesick. This is a great website: keep up the good work...it maintains the links for all us emigrants. See you in July.


Name: Patrick and Stacey McDougall (psmcdoug@comcast.net)

Location: Maryland, USA

Date: 25 May 2003

Comments

Surprised to see no Mc/MacDougalls on the list of current Lismore families (though one or two of the names listed may be variations, if I recall my MacDougall history)! We'll be visiting Lismore for the first time in mid-June, and we're here trying to do a little research into where to wander while there (alas, just a day trip). Castle Coeffin is a must-see based on MacDougall interests, and the Ordnance Survey map seems to show a horde of ancient and historical sites. I anyone has suggestions, we'd love to hear them through our e-mail address. We'll be hoofing it from our B&B in Oban. Can't wait to explore the ancestral lands and see your beautiful island for ourselves!


Name: jim reed (watch-clock) (reed.james@btopenword.com)

Location: woodgreen hampshire

Date: 22 May 2003

Comments

brilliant site! well done. I miss Lismore and the people there. will try to get back one day soon. No b-b listing on the site? David & Amy Ramsden are you still at Argyll Cott? Best wishes to all.


Name: Frank McGONIGAL (frank017@sympatico.ca)

Location: Brampton Ont.Canada

Date: 20 May 2003

Comments

Hi My gr.gr.grandmother Mary Campbell was born on Lismore in 1806,it may have been in Baliveolan. Her parents were John Campbell and Catherine McColl. Mary married my gr.gr.grandfather John McColl,who was born on Mull and was a ferryman,which is probably how they met. She died in Glasgow in 1892 at the age of 85. The photos are wonderful,and have given me the urge to try and visit Lismore one day. Thank you, Frank McGonigal Ont.Canada


Name: Virginia Carmichael Hallmark (hallmark@gvec.net)

Location: Texas

Date: 20 May 2003

Comments

I enjoyed your site very much as it gave me a little more information about the home of my paternal family. I was happy to see both Carmichael and McCall (McCole) listed as common surnames. We plan a trip to the British Aisles this Fall. I really hope we can squeeze in Lismore. It is so beautiful.


Name: Robert Bruce (rob at analytical-dynamics dot co dot youkay)

Location: LLandrindod, Powys, Wales/Cymru

Date: 05 May 2003

Comments

We moved to a house called 'Lismore' last year and were considering 'Cymrufying' it when I came across your web site. The name of your island translates literally and almost phonetically into the Welsh words LLys ('enclosure' or, more usually, 'court') and Mawr ('great'). I don't see why a house shouldn't have three names, so from now on we will live at ' Lismore ' and 'Lios Mòr' as well as the Welsh equivalent. I hope we can find a piece of slate big enough to have all three engraved!
Best Wishes
Robert Bruce (not entirely Welsh as my name probably betrays)


Name: liz and cath mangnall

Location: wigan

Date: 01 May 2003

Comments

dont tell everybody about this place. it should be kept as a secret paradise!!!


Name: PETER KERR (ruthmarykerr@hotmail.com)

Location: Watford, Herts

Date: 01 May 2003

Comments

I was encouraged to visit the site by neighbours Joy and Tony Hobbs who have spent some wonderful holidays on Lismore. I was also interested because I recently discovered that a distant kinsman Angus McKinnon, from Garbh Shlios on the wild slopes of Morvern across the water had a son Charles who, in 1856, married a Liosach (have I got that right?), Mary McCorquodale, on the island. Her parents were Dugald and Catherine. Charles subsequently became a gardener at Invercreran House, across the water in Appin, and his son, another Angus in turn became a highly respected gardener at large houses in England and in Wales. I was pleased to learn that there are still McCorquodales on the island! The site gives a wonderful impression and makes me long to visit.
Kindest regards, Peter Kerr


Name: David Lismore (david.lismore@btopenworld.com)

Location: Middleton Greater Manchester

Date: 30 April 2003

Comments

Yesterday I purchased my first computer, so straight away I looked up Lismore. To my surprise I discovered a fasinating web site. I have made a promise to my wife that we shall holiday on your (and ours) island later this year. I know we only share the same name, but I would love to know if any other Lismores have visited your island..Looking forward to meeting you all.


Name: Kathleen Rynn (SASSLEEN@YAHOO.COM)

Location: BROOKLYN, NEW YORK    USA

Date: 19 April 2003

Comments

Dear People Lismore of, My mother and I are visiting your Lovely Isle in late June 2003. From visiting your Photo Gallery, it is easy to see first hand how beautiful your Island is. We are renting a cottage for a week and we look forward to meeting all the Lismore natives as well as enjoying the fresh air and gorgeous scenery. My mom is originally from Glasgow and she is extremely excited about the trip. Looking forward to seeing you Kathleen Rynn P.S.I can't wait to hear the free piece of gossip, with 20 pounds spent.


Name: Arie de Groot (arie@degroot322.freeserve.co.uk)

Location: Port Appin

Date: 10 April 2003

Comments

great site, keep it up the good work, a very nice island! greetings to you all.


Name: Andrea Gray (andreagray9@hotmail.com)

Location: Glasgow

Date: 09 April 2003

Comments

Had to visit the site to view Lesley's photographs. I will take the evidence in to the office to prove I have, as she suggested, visited the web site & signed in to the guest book.
Not more photos of Lismore! Surely 3 frames full, with the promise of more, is enough for her colleagues to dream over.


Name: Dennis

Location: Lancashire

Date: 09 April 2003

Comments

Excellent web site.Will be visiting Lismore in May as part of a walking holiday based in Oban.After looking through your Photo Gallery for a taster of what to expect am really looking forward to getting the boots on and exploring the island.


Name: Daniel McCafferty (mccaffertydanny@hotmail.com)

Location: Erskine

Date: 05 April 2003

Comments

Lesley's pictures are amazing she must be a very talented photographer and I would like see more published on this website


Name: Steve Howie (showie@uoguelph.ca)

Location: Ontario Canada

Date: 30 March 2003

Comments

Very nice website - I lived in Oban from 1959 to 1966 while my dad was stationed at Lismore Lighthouse. Emigrated to Canada in 1970
We used to doggy-paddle over to the island from the light at low tide when we were visiting dad on the light! Never really got to explore the whole island though...
Thanks again!


Name: Carole Pletcher (cpletcher@bradfordareaschools.org)

Location: Bradford, PA USA

Date: 27 March 2003

Comments

I am visiting this site as a second grade teacher. I am currently reading a book to my children, THE BOGGART, and the setting is near Lismore. In 1998, my husband and I spent a week in Scotland, and we truly fell in love with your beautiful country. We will be back!


Name: DAVID O'NEILL (David.Oneill@SUN.com)

Location: Falkirk

Date: 16 March 2003

Comments

Visited Lismore for the first time yesterday,the weather was in keeping with the scenery....lovely.The islanders seemed very friendly every car gave a cheery wave as they passed and to top it all a very kind lady let us use her toilet and even made us a cup of coffee,beat that ! Needless to say we'll be back as we have loads more to see,the highlight was our visit to the broch which is in a fantastic location.I will definitely tell my friends about Lismore and thats its well worth a visit.
Regards David and Lynn


Name: jean gibbon (jeangibbon@hotmail.com)

Location: s.w.scotland

Date: 15 March 2003

Comments

great to see your site and hello to Mary and Dougie,we still hope to get back to Lismore one day soon. How about a property for sale page? I still wish Lismore was home for us. David and Jean. and ps young John Mccormack, hope your arm that I bandaged at the Cairndale Hotel at Dumfries long time ago is not causing you any long term problems....


Name: Donald & Pat Carmichael (donaldcar@blueyonder.co.uk)

Location: Edinburgh

Date: 02 March 2003

Comments

I understand that my ancestors lived on Lismore up to the 18th century, and then Lochgilphead and Ardrishaig. I found your web site very interesting.


Name: G. Alex Jupp (smith_jupp@yahoo.com)

Location: Perth, West Australia

Date: 01 March 2003

Comments

My wife and I plan to visit Mull in late April and I would like to visit Lismore around the same time. My Great Great Grandfather (Murdoch McPhie) was born in Mull (1804) and after he migrated to Canada he married Janet Black, who was born in Lismore (Pointe of Fiarte) in 1807. I wonder if such aplace still exists.


Name: paul macdonald

Location: 

Date: 26 February 2003

Comments

I mite move to the island but what puts me of is there is not any jobs you can find out about could you please put section on the site. Love the site and hope to be seeing you soon.
PAUL!!


Name: Bill K. LaRue (scuttsclip@aol.com)

Location: Houston, Texas

Date: 25 February 2003

Comments

What a beautiful island and the photographs and stories are wonderful. I was sent this website by one of my McCormic cousins. However, I believe to be a descendant of the Buchanan's. Maybe someday I will get to visit. God Bless


Name: Santa Claus (santa.claus@lapland.snow)

Location: lapland

Date: 19 February 2003

Comments

Great website love it and i will make an other apperance next year HO HO HO


Name: Colin

Location: Mull

Date: 19 February 2003

Comments

I was surfing the web when i came accross your site. This is a pretty brilliant website. me and my family are looking for somewhere to stay on the island in the next few motnhs. We are not quit sure where yet but we are still all looking forward to seeing your butifull island


Name: steve thom (stevethom@bt.openworld.com)

Location: edinburgh

Date: 14 February 2003

Comments

message to lachlan macdonald ,currently married to liz telford of marrionville,nr lochend,edinburgh.bruichladdich is still the best by the best by the best by the best ,clachan na choin.


Name: Ginger Lyell (GingerLyell@aol.com)

Location: North Carolina USA

Date: 09 February 2003

Comments

I enjoyed your site. Seeing where my family, the McIntyres, came from was great! I hope to visit some day.


Name: Nadine Messer (nmesser@oregontrail.net)

Location: Pendleton, Oregon, USA

Date: 09 February 2003

Comments

I just discovered your website. It's beautiful and comprehensive! My husband David and I visited Lismore for only a day in July of 1999. Wish we could have stayed longer. I'm a descendant of the McColl family of Lismore, and I'd love to exchange genealogy information with other McColl descendants. Glad you're doing so much to preserve history. Great photos and information. --Nadine


Name: Sandra McLeod (sandramcleod90@hotmail.com)

Location: London

Date: 04 February 2003

Comments

I have booked a cottage for a week in August for myself and family so it's great to be able to see the beauties of Lismore in advance - we now want to come straight away. It looks wonderful and it's good to know all the ferry times etc. and the amenities available - a great web-site promoting a wonderful island! Thank you! P.S. No pub on the island I assume but notice that the charming and friendly staff of the store are all stood in front of the alcohol stock! Well done! Also like the programme of activities in the hall - would like to do some country dancing - isit open to Sassenachs?!


Name: Dan Shire (danshire@sympatico.ca)

Location: Toronto, Canada

Date: 30 January 2003

Comments

I very much enjoyed looking through the web site - the photos (both old and new) were very interesting. My wife (Karen McKillop - descendant of the McColl family c 1850s)and I had a great (but too short!) visit to Lismore in 1998. We hope to return again within a couple of years. We're looking forward to another visit to the island and the heritage centre. Best wishes.


Name: Jewel Brown (irish126@prodigy.net)

Location: Munster Indiana, USA

Date: 26 January 2003

Comments

Hello, My My GGG Grandfather was John Livingstone who sailed from Tobermory, Isle of Mull in 1806 on the Humphreys to Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, he was 18 years old. these Livingstones I believe my 5th Uncle was a Donald Livingstone who saved the last Flag at the battle of Culloden in 1746. Have been trying to get Johns family history but not any luck yet.My brother is comming to Edinburgh in May. I'm going to tell him about Lismore maybe he will take time to visit the Isle of. Lismore Respectfully Jewel Brown


Name: Carol Skea (cskea2001@yahoo.com)

Location: Deep River, Ontario, Canada

Date: 24 January 2003

Comments

Loved the website, especially the old photos. I always took a trip to Lismore when I was visiting my uncle, Jack Skea who ran the ferry from Port Appin, back in the Sixties.
Excellent Website.


Name: Mrs. Elizabeth Jude (e.jude100@durhamlea.org.uk)

Location: Copeland Road Primary School, West Auckland, Co. Durham, England

Date: 24 January 2003

Comments

May I say how wonderfully useful and enjoyable your website is. As a regular summer visitor to Lismore (on holiday) and a complete lover of your beautiful island, I decided to use Lismore as the topic for our Geography work on a contrasting locality. Even though the pupils are very young, we have all thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the interesting information and the photographs. The inclusion of old black and white and sepia pictures even helped us cover some history objectives! and the children loved seeing the pictures of school sports day and the Hallowe'en party. Congratulations to all those involved in producing the website. It is well worth all your efforts.


Name: jodi lane (jodilane99@hotmail.com)

Location: brighton

Date: 22 January 2003

Comments

Just to wish anyone I know a merry xmas + happy New Year, got job in Invergordan next year, Take care x


Name: Dave, June and Sam{the Dog} (davegaston@excite.com)

Location: Co Durham

Date: 15 January 2003

Comments

To all our friends on the wonderful Isle of Lismore! Thanks for everything! What a great way to start a New Year! We will be back!! Happy Days, Dave and Junexxxx


Name: Dave, June and Sam {the dog!} (davegaston@excite.com)

Location: County Durham

Date: 15 January 2003

Comments

We escaped to the idyllic surroundings of Lismore for Xmas and New Year 2002/3. Staying at Stokers Cottage with the wonderful hospitality of the Stewart clan who, led by cheiftain{Jessie} are second to none as warm and welcoming kindred spirits.The island possesses a wonderful friendly, supportive population who possess a warmth and reflection lost to our cities long ago. Thanks also to Dave and "the dogsbody" at the shop for everything. Happy Days,D&Jxx


Name: Dave Taylor (plumber0 & Irene (irenebuchanan@aol.com)

Location: Fife, Scotland

Date: 07 January 2003

Comments

We really enjoy logging onto the web site and catching up on all the news - the site goes from strength to strength, particularly the photographic side! Thanks to everyone at the New Year for making our time on the island such great fun - sadly it wasn't long enough. We had a great time at the dance meeting everyone. We'll be back in the spring and hopefully again for the raft race - this year we're determined to come over for it - I'll need to keep an eye on the web site for the date so that I arrange the trip. Keep up the good work.
Dave & Irene


Name: Ann Styx (styxfamily@msn.com)

Location: Minnesota, USA

Date: 01 January 2003

Comments

What a wonderful web site! I feel like a member of the community. My family is eager to make a trip to Lismore sometime next year. We will do some geneology research, take in some events at the public hall, visit church on Sunday, and of course exchange 20 pounds for a bit of gossip. We are also looking forward to seeing the finished cottage after viewing the building progress. Thanks for the armchair visit to a most beautiful part of Scotland. Ann Styx (McCall decendent.)


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