Visitor’s Book

Visitor's-Book-002Quotes from the Visitor’s Book in the Heritage Centre

March 2022

Beautiful and deeply inspiring Annemarie, Washington DC

Thank you for your gracious hospitality and inspiration Sheila. Washington

Deeply inspiring, thank you Jane. Pennsylvania

An amazing and inspirational person, lovely story of her life. Pauline, Scotland

Thank you for your hospitality and generosity. It was a wonderful day.
Caroline & Felistus, Zambia

Wonderful to hear again the story of Mary Aikenhead Micheline, Nigeria

That God’s love continues to draw us all to Himself. Helen, Lagos

December 2021

Thank you for this rich experience. Bernadette, California

November 2021

10th Thank you so much for the spiritual nourishment. Maria, Clondalkin

10th Thank you for keeping the passion and charism alive. Stephen, Wicklow

October 2021

12th A Magical experience. Will definitely be back. Maria Dublin 8

August 2021

4th Very inspiring, informative and welcoming.  Bernadette, Celbridge

July 2021

13th Very enlightening and encouraging, full of passion. Shauna, Donegal

22nd Wonderful visit. Will live on in my memory.  Frank, Terenure

27th Very informative, very touching, got to know more about Mary Aikenhead. Shikha, Harold’s Cross

May 2021

15th Wonderful tour and welcome.  Ursula, Crumlin

28th Inspiring! Andrew, Mornington.

March 2021

31st Very uplifting and enlightening story. We can only hope to embody what Mary tried to teach. Julia, Mater Student Nurse

February 2021

25th  Absolutely wonderful. Very moving and renewing.  Kieran, Mount Argus

January 2020

20th Most informative – beautiful presentation.   Deirdre, UCD

November 2019
5th Thank you for your hospitality and time. Finola, Cork

6th Super. Well worth a visit. Jakie, Dublin

13th It’s always good to come. Catherine, Scotland

13th Thank you for the welcome. Very inspiring. Wendy, Scotland

13th Brilliant day, learning about a truly inspiring woman! Liz, Airdrie

17th Thank you for a wonderful experience. Tara, Cork

October 2019
1st Very honoured. Sarla, Sydney

9th Well worthwhile. My second visit. Margaret, Dublin

9th Wonderful. Catherine, Dublin

9th Very impressed. Mike, Yorkshire

10th Had a lovely visit, a beautiful Heritage Centre. Rosary College

31st Absolutely fantastic. Fernando, Brazil

31st Thank you so much for having us. Great visit. Naiara, Brazil

September 2019
27th Absolutely fantastic trip. We will be back. Assumption Secondary School

May 2019
6th With love and inspiration to take the message forward. Rebecca, Melbourne

6th Moved by Mary’s story. Paul, Sydney

6th Beautiful, inspirational. Christopher, Adelaide

6th Incredibly wholesome and inspirational. William, Toowoomba, Australia

15th Lovely, informative and inviting. Denis, Harold’s Cross

15th Great – FAB. Michael, Dundrum

15th Terrific! Violet, Crumlin

22nd Excellent. Rachel, Mornington, Co Meath

28th Great afternoon. A must see. Josie, Dublin

28th An amazing tour. Golden Wonders Club, Whitefriar St

April 2019
6th Thank you for a wonderful and informative visit. The Wiley Family Donnybrook

11th Thank you. Great Tour. Patients from CRU

16th The more I come, the more I learn and the more I love it all. Jackie, London

16th Had a wonderful time. Thank you. Bless you. Jacqueline, Hackney

16th Thank you for the remarkable insights. Oksana, Essex

17th A very interesting experience. Gerard, Surrey

March 2019
12th Beautifully presented. Denise, Bray

12th Wonderful experience. Anne , Gorey

14th Very impressed. Lasey, Finglas

14th Fascinating visit. Eileen, Garden Dept OLH

14th Thank you for giving us such a great insight. Nuala and Gary

14th Wonderful. Great person, great history and exhibit. John and Ria

29th Inspiring. Barbara, N.Y.USA.

February 2019
7th Grateful for this great memory. Laeticia, Nigeria

7th Very inspiring . Rose, Zambia

14th Lovely to see and hear about Mary Aikenhead. Annie, Dublin

21st Very enjoyable. Teresa, Dublin

23rd Really wonderful. Dermot & Maire, Terenure

23rd Fantastic and moving. Kevin and Deirdre, Celbridge

23rd Great day, very enjoyable. Miriam, Mallow

23rd Fab afternoon. David, Lucan

January 2019
4th Wonderful to be here. Catherine, Sydney

9th Lovely place. Kate, Tipperary

16th Wonderful visit. Gardiner St Primary School

31st This was a lovely experience to see the background while on placement here. Student Nurses in Education Centre

December 2018
4th Very interesting. Claire, Tallaght

4th Lovely centre. Laura, Westmeath

4th Loved it! Diago, Smithfield

28th Beautiful – thank you. Molly, Australia

November 2018
8th Enjoyed the experience. Elizabeth, Dublin

12th Truly inspirational. Bernadette, Dun Laoghaire

17th Very moving. Will come again. Pat, Dublin

21st Wonderful life-story. Susanna, Kilmacanogue

25th Inspiring. Uplifting. Brilliant. 245 Club Members

October 2018
7th An inspiring place to be. Thanks for hospitality. Josephine, OLA Dublin

7th Very impressive. The spirit of Mary is really alive. Janet OLA Dublin

16th A privilege to be here! Jacqueline, Acton

23rd Amazing, lovely day. Thank you for the hospitality. Val, Scotland

23rd Thanks a lot. Ogaua, Japan

September 2018
7th Lovely experience – tribute to an incredible woman. Kym, Australia

13th I was here in this special place. Oliver, Dublin

13th Delighted with all and the peace of it. Patients from C.R.U.

August 2018
18th Wonderful experience. Musonda, Essex

18th Very imaginative, glad I came. Inulu, Croydon

18th We have thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Ingirtu, UK

19th Such an interesting and welcoming centre. Noreen, Islandbridge

22nd Beautifully laid out – a pleasure to know the story. Susan, Firhouse

July 2018
2nd Reflective and touching presentation. Sandra, Zambia

2nd The presentation helped me to pray. Philomena, Lusaka

2nd Greatly inspired by the life of M.M.A. Beatrice, Nigeria

2nd Words cannot express my joy and inspiration. Rosemary, Nigeria

2nd I thank God for the great opportunity of going through the life of MMA. Edidiong, Nigeria

2nd Really inspired and challenged. Ugochi, Nigeria

2nd Thanks to Mary Aikenhead for her hard work and her outreach to each person. Ngozi, Nigeria

2nd Greatly inspired by M.A.’s work and challenged by the inspiraion of her life. Martina, Nigeria

6th Excellent presentation. Elizabeth, Scotland

6th A wonderful place! Karen, New Zealand

13th Fantastic visit. Niamh, Dublin

20th Very inspiring and uplifting. Andrew, England

20th Enjoyable, inspiring, wonderful, interesting. Group from St Vincent’s Private Hospital

24th Very enlightening. Royden, Sydney

26th Very well worth a visit. Maire, Wexford

June 2018
6th Excellent visit. Very impressed. Inspiring. Past pupils of Clonmel

28th Very beautiful presentation. Thank you. Karen, USA

April 2018
4th Informative, lovely tour. Thank you. Clare, Templeogue

10th Nice to get history of Foundress. Ailish, Blackrock Hospice

23rd Just lovely. Kelly, Leixlip

23rd Fabulous – thank you. Kay, Australia

25th Very nice/Wonderful/Amazing/Interesting. Transition Year Students

30th Thank you for having our school. Beautiful. Teacher, Secondary School

March 2018
8th What an inspirational visit. C.E.O. St Joseph’s, Hackney

8th A very interesting talk about a great lady. Mary, Rathgar

23rd A magnificent display. Pauline, Australia

February 2018
21st Wonderful experience. Thank you. Education and Research Centre

21st I really enjoyed the story of Mother Aikenhead. Ann, Dublin

21st What an education. Thank you. Helen

January 2018
18th Wonderful and inspiring visit. Gardiner St Primary School

19th Very impressive. Kings Inn St Secondary School

December 2017
9th Thank you for preserving history. John, Zambia

9th Wonderful place. Terry, Zambia

11th Very inspiring, a gift! Michael, Queensland

16th Excellent. Frances, Toronto

November 2017
2nd What an experience! Many thanks. Eileen, Bandon

3rd A great story. Aoife, Oasis Centre

3rd Great to relive parts of the Mary Aikenhead story. Ann, Australia

9th Thank you for including me in this beautiful project. Sheila, Donnybrook

29th An uplifting, fabulous experience. Patients, S.H Ward

October 2017
12th A fitting tribute to a remarkable woman. Very impressive indeed. Wilfrid.

26th Many thanks for a wonderful tour. Board of St Vincent’s Hospital.

26th Inspirational courageous woman. Thank you. Sarah, London

September 2017
4th Wonderful exhibition. Thanks! Caelainn, Blackrock.

22nd Many thanks for a lovely experience. Jimmy, Longford.

22nd Great to see what inspired your life. Brendan, Rathgar.

22nd Excellent presentation. Everyone should see it. Mary, Churchtown.

22nd Wonderful to see the work of the Spirit alive and well. Adrienne, Churchtown.

27th Amazing. Focus Ireland Volunteers.

30th Inspirational. Fiachra, Letterfrack.

August 2017
3rd  Wonderful experience. Thanks.  Marian, Dublin.

16th  This is a spiritual journey for me and I feel blessed to attend today.  Ada, Kildare.

16th  Had a great day here.  Elizabeth, Crumlin.

16th  Interesting and insightful.  Sean, Rathfarnham.

19th  Lovely spiritual, interesting visit.  Marian, Mount Argus.

21st  Very moving Visitor Centre.  Patricia, Rathfarnham.

23rd  Very enlightening.  Joan, Drumcondra.

25th  Awesome!  Ann, Glasnevin.

26th  Beautiful presentation. Absolutely inspiring woman.  Nicola, Ashford.

26th  Amazing display – thought provoking.  Aida, Ashford.

27th  So important to keep telling Mary’s story.  Delene, Australia.

27th  Thanks be to God for Mary’s life and service!  Katherine, Ballymun.

July 2017
20th Wonderful Exhibition. Helen, Palmerstown

21st Fabulous. Thanks so much. Bernadette

June 2017
1st Very moving experience. Danny, Dublin

2nd Very enjoyable, great experience. William, Mayo

8th Inspirational. Margaret, Artane

10th Lovely exhibition. Michelle, Shankill

10th Beautiful place. Jennifer, Dublin

10th Amazing building and exhibition. Aisling, Shankill

13th Excellent presentation. Eugene, Dublin

13th A beautiful tour. John, Wicklow

14th Fantastic, keep all up! Moire, Loreto

May 2017
3rd One hundred thousand thanks for your hospitality. Hubert, Germany

5th Her life touched me. Maiko, Japan

10th Really lovely place for a visit. Mary, Ranelagh

13th Fascinating. Erika, Slovakia

13th Story which needs to be spread. Tomas, North Strand

13th Well done and fantastically presented. Christine, Harold’s Cross

14th Enriching experience. Great insight into Ireland at the time. Emil, Bulgaria

17th Speechless. Brilliant. John, Glasnevin

22nd Very deeply uplifting spiritually. Terence, Sydney

23rd So beautiful a space. Thank you. Anneli, Mayo

30th A visionary ahead of her time. Jennifer, Dublin

April 2017
4th Wonderfully described account of her life. Mary Dublin 20

4th Beautiful exhibition, wonderful woman. Kathleen, Lucan

4th A memorable experience. Geraldine, Lucan

10th Beautifully organised exhibition. Thank you. Annie

10th Thank you for the welcome and tour. Yousef

10th Outstanding exhibition. Thank you so much. Breege

30th Very edifying and enriching. Aline, Inchicore

March 2017
30th Wonderful exhibition, wonderful woman. Marie, Drumcondra

30th Thank you for a great experience. Brid, Dublin 4

February 2017
1st Wonderful to see! Marvellous hospitality and well worth a visit. Mary, St Vincent’s Private Hospital

January 2017
13th Thank you for a wonderful tour. Gardiner St Pupils

16th Thank you so much for a lovely morning. Clare, Dublin.

27th A brilliant tour. Angela, Crumlin

27th Excellent visit. Really enjoyable. Wonderful journey. Volunteers of Our Lady’s Hospice

28th Fantastic. Mairead, Tramore.

September 2016
5th Such peace and so beautiful. Thank God. Barbara, Lucan.

9th Terrific exhibition, very informative and interesting. The Butlers, Ballinteer.

12th Encouraged and taught. I won’t forget what I experienced. Hirobumi, Japan.

15th A privilege to be here. Helen, Kilkenny.

21st A brilliant experience for us. Focus Ireland.

22nd Very emotional. Peter, Dublin 16

August 2016
2nd It was such an experience. Thank you. Gordana, Croatia

3rd A wonderful tour. Very interesting. Pauline, Dublin 7

3rd Fantastic day out. Loved it. Gail Dublin 7

4th Fantastic day and very informative. Maureen, Scotland

4th Amazing visit. Thank you. Una, Scotland

4th Great visit. Lovely welcoming place. Eleanor, Scotland.

8th Excellent. Inspiring. Enjoyed every minute. Spiritans, Kimmage

10th Thank you. Very enjoyable day. Laurence, Paris.

12th Thanks for deepening my faith. Secondly for hospitality. Miyanda, Zambia

12th This is a great work. Thank God. Well done. Angela, Nigeria

20th A wonderful, informative experience. Barbara, Dublin

21st Very enlightening visit. Thank you. Bystre, Czech Republic.

23rd A very good centre. Well presented. Angela, Swords.

24th Beautiful history of RSC’s. Anne Clare, Zambia

28th I had a wonderful visit. Thank you! Rachel, Dublin

28th A little gem. Excellent tour. Liam, Tallaght

28th To love and serve is the purpose of life. Thomas, NJ, USA

July 2016
22nd Most interesting and educational. Patricia, New York

28th Excellent. Tour, talk and more. Noreen, Laois

June 2016

13th Beautiful Centre. Lovely treat. Thank you. Assumption School, Walkinstown

20th What a treasure here, capturing our rich heritage. We give thanks with hearts of gratitude. Alison, Australia

21st Thank you very much for a fantastic school trip. The girls and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Karen, St Dominic’s School, Cabra

23rd Inspirational and wonderfully presented. Anna, Ranelagh.

23rd Wonderful treasure capturing the life and work of Mary Aikenhead. Pauline, Kilmacanogue.

23rd A most beautiful, deeply spiritual representation and experience. Annie, Australia.

27th Extraordinary. Truly moving! Beautifully put together. Thank you. Martin and Jerrie, Cork.

May 2016

14th Very moving and encouraging. – Rie, Japan/Ireland

14th A blessed treasure. – Maura, Harold’s Cross

14th What an inspiring place. – Erika, Slovakia

21st Inspiring and humbling. – Valerie, New Zealand

24th A wonderful and enjoyable day. Thank you for making us feel so welcome. – Ciara, Walkinstown Primary School

April 2016

3rd A fine tribute to a remarkable woman – Ida, Hobart

3rd Inspiring and emotional – John, Australia

3rd A privilege and honour to hear the story – Ian, Australia

3rd A wonderful spiritual experience – Darlene, Australia

3rd Heart-warming, inspirational – Stephanie, Australia

3rd A deeper connection to Mary Aikenhead’s life – Stephen, Australia

March 2016

11th Magnificent – Michael, Bray

30th Truly enlightening – David, Blackrock

January 2016

1st. So impressive and moving. Aveen, Castlewellan, Co. Down

8th. She deserves canonisation. Eimear, Dublin

8th. It was a privilege to see this. Pat from the French Walking Group

12th Beyond words. Truly inspirational. Rosemarie, Dublin

17th. A most revealing story of an amazing life. Nianh from Daonscoil Walking Group

October 2015

3rd. Thank you for the warm welcome and hospitality. We all feel inspired by our visit.  30 teachers from Catholic Education Office, Sydney.

7th. Wonderful story. So inspirational. Deirdre, Dublin.

20th. An inspiration to everyone and you are all a blessing to the world. Patricia, Skerries.

20th. Very inspiring and beautifully presented. Helen, Zambia.

31st. Beautiful memories to cherish. Agnes, Elm park.

31st. Most entertaining. Aine, Dublin.

August 2015

Aug 5th. I am so proud to be a daughter of M.M.A. Sincerely thank you for the inspiration and love of the place! Genevieve, Australia.

Aug 5th. Beautiful and inspiring presentation of a story that continues. Colleen, Australia.

Aug 5th. What a special way to experience the story. So proud! Margaret, Australia.

Aug 7th. Very informative and highly interesting. Peadar, Dublin.

Aug 13th. Very encouraged by the life of Mary Aikenhead. Namunji, Zambia.

Aug 14th. Wonderful! An inspiration to me. Annette, Australia.

Aug 14th. A renewing and inspiring experience of the Sisters of Charity and Mary Aikenhead. Margaret, Australia.

Aug 19th. Excellent Heritage Centre. Really moving and well done. Roy, Monaghan.

Aug 21st. Fantastic afternoon. So uplifting. Donal, Dublin.

Aug 21st. Terrific exhibition. Most informative. Marie & Pierce, Templeogue.

July 2015

July 7th. Congratulations to the Sisters of Charity to maintain alive the spirit and life of Mary Aikenhead. Fr L. Possini, Sao Paulo, Brazil

July 12th. Very inspiring. Kathleen, Blarney, Co. Cork

July 12th. Delighted to have this experience. Brigid, Mullingar

July 15th. Thoroughly enjoyed seeing this inspirational place and site of history. Brenton, Australia

July 15th. Very truly touching. Thank you and God bless. Lisa, Melbourne

July 15th. Great to be in such a sacred place. Matthew, Brisbane.

July 15th. Mary’s presence gives me strength. Michelle, Australia.

July 17th. Wonderful legacy left by Mary Aikenhead. Mary Kennedy, R.T.E.

July 20th. Lovely experience. Most informative. Donal, Co. Laois.

July 22nd. Many thanks. Quite an experience. Don, Dundrum.

July 22nd. Excellent. Inspirational against all the odds. She had great vision. Mary, Fairview.

July 22nd. Loved all of it. Julia, Kimmage.