Guest book entries for 2011

Name: vicky bromley

Location: stafford

Date: Fri, 02 Dec 2011 14:25:41 +0000


came back again for a few days...loved it even more than the first much so that we are spending xmas on lismore then back AGAIN in feb...

Name: Jack Maskey

Location: Newcastle

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:58:44 +0100


Johnny McCormack, Hazel McCormack are my aunt and uncle and Rachel McCormack, Donald McCormack are my cousins.

Name: vicky bromley

Location: stafford

Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2011 15:45:26 +0100


Stayed on Lismore at Calgary, Laggan for 4 nights earlier this month. It was nowhere near long enough. We had a fantastic time with many many laughs with special friends who have moved onto Lismore. We now know why they like it so much! On the day we arrived home we have booked to return in February.

Pleased you had a good time.

Name: Sarah and Wullie Anderson

Location: Beverley East Yorkshire

Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 21:43:12 +0100


Just had another special holiday at Point House for a week. Bikes got us to both castles for first time and walked to all our favourite spots. We enjoyed the McColl talk at the heritage centre on Wed. 4 dry days out the 7!! We will be back.

Glad you enjoyed the island.

Name: Alan & Tina Walker

Location: Lismore

Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:40:48 +0100


We moved to the Island almost three years ago and have had a wonderful life changing experience. We would like to thank you all for the support along the way. A special thank you to all the folk who gave us the chance to to stay as long as we did, you will know who you are. We are very sad to be leaving and if we strike it lucky in the future then we would love to return. We still have outstanding work on the Island over the next few weeks so we hope to catch up with some of you then. Bye for now, Alan and Tina Walker.

Name: David Mackay

Location: Hawick

Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:53:35 +0100


My Father Rev James Mackay was minister in your church. We hope to come to Port Appin later this year and visit the island once more. The most beautiful place on earth

Name: Laura C. Maclay

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 06:15:59 +0100


I live in the Southwestern USA and my ancestors are from Clan Maclea-Livingston. I am an organic gardener and I love the pictures of the kids' vegetable garden. We have pipe bands and caber tossing here, too.

Name: David and Jane Walker

Location: Goole East Yorkshire

Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2011 20:50:53 +0100


Visited the Island today (18.09.2011) in beautiful sunshine. Calm Ferry Trip (at only £3 return, excellent value for money) and a pleasant walk on the island and beach for an hour before our return journey.

Jane x

Name: darleen christian joakim nikita jules and louie

Location: brussels - belgium

Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:05:23 +0100


hello to all lovely "lismorians"
after two marvellous weeks at point steading cottage - we've just come back to "normal " life home. Buh , boh , bof
Can only say how much we already miss the ferry , the island , the light, the people. Charlie, Bella the dog, all the people we met - felt like a real home.
can we get citizenship please !!!

we will be back - thanks million for a unforgettable time

Christian - the funny glasses man

Pleased you enjoyed you stay, hope to see you all back soon.  Like the "lismorians", someone from Lismore is a "Liosach"


Name: Lynne Barton

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

Date: 17 August 2011


My husband, Alan and I spent a lovely day on Lismore on Saturday, August 13th 2011. It was an unexpected visit. We had planned to visit Tiree, but a broken down ferry put paid to that idea. However, Lismore did not disappoint, it was an unexpected pleasure. We brought our bikes over on the ferry and cycled from ferry point to ferry point via the cafe, where we enjoyed a wonderful coffee and a chat to staff. Your cafe, museum and shop are a credit to you. We both think they need more publicity to encourage people from the mainland to visit, leaflets and posters in the Tourist Information etc. They are hidden gems and need be be celebrated. Great island, lovely road to cycle on, super, peaceful day.

Thank you for the great comments and glad you enjoyed your visit. We will try to improve on the publicity on the mainland.

Name: Scotlyn O'Daniel

Location: North Carolina, USA

Date: 14 August 2011


Hi, I'm a descendent of Daniel Carmichael who came from the Isle of Lismore in the 18th century. His wife was Katherine Calhoun Carmichael. I'm not sure if there are any Carmichaels left on the Island but I will try to get whatever history I can while there. I will be coming to visit the Isle in either Sept, Oct or Nov. From the comments I read from others it may be hard to leave after I get there. Can't wait to see it all in person.

There are Carmichaels still on the Island. A visit to the Heritage Centre would certainly be worthwhile when you are here.

Name: daniel brown

Location: falkirk

Date: 31 July 2011


We recently visited your island and were just in love with it. We were made most welcome and loved the cafe especially being able to get dairy free caramel shortbread. Thank you

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Come back again.

Name: Beth Layton

Location: Stafford

Date: 29 July 2011


I'm moving to Lismore next week. I'm so excited. I can't wait to go to school and make new friends. I love Lismore because of the beautiful views and the people on the island. thanks to Alan and Tina for helping us move up there. I can't to see you again Lismore. say hi to Alan and Tina when you see them. see you on Saturday. Beth xx

Name: Keith Petersen

Location: Taunton, Somerset, UK

Date: 24 July 2011


Enjoyed my third visit to the Island last week, and this visit was just as fantastic as the first.

Name: dougie

Location: Loch Lomond Scotland

Date: 02 July 2011


Hi there Great resource very helpful for my researching as we are looking to join your community as soon as possible Seeking long term rural coastal 1 or 2 bed detached cottage, bungalow caravan or chalet to let anything considered dss rent initially refs available willing to work in lieu of rent all offers will be seriously considered Or council housing association swap my 2 bed bungalow Loch Lomond for similar any rural or coastal Scottish area the more remote the better would also consider serviced plot for res van In all instances please send us the postcode and details first to seehear

Name: Sharon Casey

Location: The New Manse

Date: 01 July 2011


As we draw to the end of our stay, on behalf of Brian, Natalie and myself, I would like to thank everyone on the island for a warm welcome and hospitality and for welcoming us into their lives, our stay on the island will stay in our hearts.

Name: Beth

Location: Stafford

Date: 23 June 2011


Hello I can't wait to move to lismore. I can't wait to make new friends on the island. I love lismore so much. it is so beautiful. it's like I'm in a dream. see you in August. p.s. say hi to alan ad tina

We'll tell them when we see them.

Name: Deirdre

Location: Linwood

Date: 21 May 2011


Well done to all the moonwalkers from last night, both on Lismore & Appin. Heard you have raised a fabulous amount of money for such a good cause. Well done. D

Name: robin & sarah

Location: west cumbria

Date: 11 May 2011


Visited the island via the Port Appin ferry - interesting trip and a very friendly welcome from the crew. Walked down to the cafe & Museum - it is a longish, but beautiful, walk and both are well worth the effort - nice to see facilities for visitors and more importantly them also being used by the residents!! Also dropped into Port Ramsay As good a place to spend a day as I can think off - long may the community thrive - will be back.

Name: Roberta Asseri

Location: Sessa Aurunca, Italia

Date: 02 May 2011


Hi, I'm Roberta and I'm 14. I read about the isle of Lismore on an Italian magazine, Marie Claire. Then I started dreaming of my life living in Lismore. This is my biggest dream. Hope to see you soon.

Name: Laura, Steven and boys

Location: fife

Date: 16 April 2011


We have just spent a lovely relaxing week in Lismore, walks, views everything about it was fantastic. I would like to thank Duncan and Anne for making us feel so welcome on our first family visit. I met some nice people, hope to visit again.

Name: Simon Carter

Location: Durham

Date: 06 April 2011


February Half Term 2011 The Steadings Archie thank you for yet another great week. we all love the Island so much we will be back very soon. The Carters.

Name: Peter Borritt

Location: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK

Date: 28 March 2011


Many thanks to everyone on Lismore who made my daughter Lisa Borritt and her friend Liza so welcome at the weekend, and for all the kind words and stories about Bill and Jean Borritt Her Grandparents. Hope to visit Lismore this year.

Name: stranart annemarie

Location: avenue van becelaere 24 1170 brussels belgium

Date: 16 February 2011


This is my second form, because I omitted to send my address in Belgium which is avenue emile van becelaere 24 bp 35 at 1170 brussels belgium

Name: anne-marie stranart

Location: brussels 1170belgium,

Date: 16 February 2011


I came to Lismore when I was 17th, in 1955, as a student and paying guest. I was warmly received by all the people I met. I met a young men(16) named Lachlan Mac Donald, who became a dentist (in Glasgow?) and his sister Margaret (23)who was married. They where son and girl of "the captain" who stayed every day at the beach of the ferry. The pastor and his wife were also very friendly to me. This year I am 73, and I would like to see Lismore once again. With love to all Lismore people. I hope I can get to Lismore this year in august 2011.

Margaret and Lachlan still have the house at the Pier. Hope you manage over to the Island again

Name: Linda

Location: Saskatchewan, Canada

Date: 10 February 2011


Thank you for a wonderful site. My Great Great Grandfather, Dugald McDonald, was born on Lismore in April, 1797, and it is most moving to see how beautiful the island is. The slide show is marvellous and I am going to have a look at the rest of information presented. Thank you again, Linda in Canada.

Linda - our Island genealogist would like to contact you regarding your GG Grandfather. You may have information that may be of help. ; Please send us an email if you are willing to get in touch.

Name: Mark G. Jacobs

Location: St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Date: 29 January 2011


I came upon your website while researching my family history. My great-grandfather was a McClay who came to the United States in the early 1900's and settled in Brooklyn, New York. I read that McClay is possibly a derivation of Clan MacLea, which reportedly is seated on the Isle of Lismore. I cannot wait to visit your Isle. Thank you for taking the time to maintain this website. Mark

We have a very good Heritage Centre on the Island, be sure and give them a visit if you ever come to the Island. Good luck with your research

Name: John Hayes

Location: Oregon, USA

Date: 05 January 2011


This last June my sisters and I were at Lismore, where we enjoyed our much too short of a visit. We appreciated the hospitality John Livingstone, Archie McColl, Bessie Buchanan and the fine folks at the heritage center. We hope to return in 2012. Thanks, John Hayes

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