Guest book entries for 2013

Name: John & Joan MacDougall

Location: Champion, AB, Canada

Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:56:47 +0000


Hello Merry Christmas to all. Glad you're not hear you'd be an icicle. We are having a cold year weather-wise. Give all those little kids a big big hug from us Love to you all and God Bless.
John & Joan

Name: Janie Chafer

Location: Kilwinning, Ayrshire.

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:54:24 +0000


Another wonderful week spent on Lismore. Great to be part of that community feeling and the Christmas Lunch was amazing. School meals have certainly improved since my day. Also had a great afternoon at Senior Citizens party. Happy Christmas to all. xx

Name: Archie Campbell

Location: Edinburgh/Vancouver Canada

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 23:18:47 +0100


Hope to be up in early January 2014

Name: Marlyn McFarlane Alison nee McColl

Location: 20/6 Harbourside Inverkip PA16 0BF

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2013 12:54:11 +0100


I understand my grandfather was born on Lismore John Black McColl and am interested in contacting any remaining relatives that I have on the Island

Regards Marlyn Alison

Name: Aldo Roy

Location: Milton glasgow

Date: Tue, 08 Oct 2013 18:31:48 +0100


Just a flying visit to tidy up fire station
Always on the lookout for little bit of paradise So hi.

Name: Janie Chafer

Location: Kilwinning, Ayrshire

Date: Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:55:28 +0100


Thanks for a great weekend on Lismore. Atmosphere was great but there are some strange
people lurking in the hills and on rooftops - a bit scary for the crows.

It was a great weekend and a brilliant display of scarecrows - what will turn up next year?

Name: Gillian Carmichael

Location: Fareham, Hampshire

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:48:32 +0100


We have been wanting to come to Lismore for many years and finally came in July. My husbands grandfather was from Lismore and he was very interested in all the archives about the Carmichaels. Everyone was so friendly, from the lady who gave us a lift to the heritage centre to the Heritage centre. Hope we will visit again in the not too distant future.

Glad we lived up to your expectations and we look forward to seeing you both again.

Name: David & Ruth Whyte (and Hannah, Thomas and Toffee)

Location: Sunderland, UK

Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:02:57 +0100


Hello Folks,

It was great to meet and see you on the two days we recently spent wild camping on the island.

Hannah in particular enjoyed meeting people who we had been telling her about and has pestered us to return. We are so glad we did come across. Starting with meeting Alan the ferryman (whose brother, Duncan owned the campsite at Tralee where we stayed for the remainder of our holiday). Subsequently we went on to meet Pauline at the heritage center, and at first briefly Beth at the cafe, before she came out to give us all a fantastic warm welcome!

Then on to the shop we met up with David, before heading on towards Kilcheran and meeting Freda and Duncan Drysdale.

We had a fantastic night's camp down near the lighthouse before walking back up to Point. We did though meet Alison and Ian Weir.

Where does the time go over ten years? I know we never met everyone, but for those we did meet, thank you for your warmth and kindness. We left with a heavy heart Lismore in 2004 under very difficult circumstances, so it was great to return.

Thanks to Freda for a welcome lift to Point on our way back, this was very welcome to our tired legs! Best of luck to Beth with her plans for the future and who knows we may book into your new B&B!! We will be back though, we have had an enjoyable two weeks and it certainly brought back a lot of good memories.

Best wishes to you all.

David & Ruth Whyte

Name: Angela Hogg

Location: United Kingdom

Date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 15:19:18 +0100


Have visited the island twice as part of the companions of ST Moluag, the then youth group of Chapel of Garioch Church in the 1980's, Staying in the manse on the first visit

Name: Martin Hale

Location: Poole Dorset

Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 01:16:17 +0100


Booked ferry tickets for our annual visit today. Will be spending our Silver Wedding on Lismore, it doesn't get much better than that.


Look forward to seeing you both again

Name: Helen Crilly

Location: Coatbridge Scotland

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:23:17 +0100


Memories of Lismore are memories my late father never forgot. He was sent from his home here in Coatbridge to Lismore as a young boy to work. I managed to take him back to visit before he passed and he was able to show where he had lived. the owner was kind enough to let us see in his home where dad had been living as a young boy. I now have a special place in my heart for Lismore and will always treasure the memory of dad at the cottage.

Lovely to hear that he managed to re-visit the island. Hopefully you will visit again sometime

Name: Teresa Bambara Byrne

Location: Oklahoma USA

Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:43:00 +0100


Loved visiting the website! It helped me learn more about my ancestor Duncan Carmichael who lived there in the 1700's. Thank you so much!

Glad you enjoyed the site. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Name: Jeff Pratley

Location: Watford (Nth of London)

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:01:01 +0100


Very enticing to a southerner.

Name: Colin Beavis

Location: Isle of Wight

Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:50:11 +0100


Its now a year since my mother Sylvia died.
My thanks go to Dougie and Mary on Balure farm for allowing me to spread her ashes on the farm she loved and remembered.
I apologise for not being in contact but illness prevented me.
I have Emailed Ian Mckinnon a couple of times and he has kept me informed about events on the island. My thoughts lie with Fay and family it was a tragic loss.

Name: Amedeo & Gina Angiolini

Location: Bournemouth

Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:25:00 +0000


Hi, the lovely Island of Lismore. My wife Gina is the Deputy Headteacher at Moordown St John's in Bournemouth and she is going to be linking up with your primary school, so I"m doing some research for her. The website sells the island well. By the way my name is Amedeo and I am a Town Councillor in Bournemouth. Coincidentally, I spent a lot of time in Oban and have been over to Barra

Name: Miranda K

Location: Old Trafford, Manchester UK

Date: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:46:53 +0000


Lismore proved to be a great place to celebrate Hogmanay 2012. I went on some beautiful walks to the lighthouse and the castles; had a lovely NYE meal at the cafe; watched the fireworks over the water at Oban and Appin; made it to the Ceilidh - won a raffle prize - and didnt give up till 1.30am; watched otters swim by our blue house and there was rainbow after rainbow. Thank you to the man at the post office for lending us DVDs (Whisky Galore was kind of perfect) and to everyone who said hello or waved from their car. Best wishes for 2013.

Glad you enjoyed your time here. Look forward to seeing you again soon. See Miranda's album here.

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