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Genealogical Tours | Ireland

Irish Genealogical Tours

Many of our clients who wish to visit the island of Ireland do so with a view to finding out more about their Irish ancestry. An estimated 4.5 million Irish arrived in America between 1820 and 1930, resulting in the 34.5 million Americans who claimed at least partial Irish heritage in the 2018 Census. These staggering figures considered , it's no wonder there's been such a huge increase in the number of Americans traveling across the Atlantic to discover their Irish roots and get a taste of how their ancestors lived. We offer customizable genealogy-based travel packages where we connect you with the people who can trace your Irish roots and send you to the places where your forefathers once roamed.

Irish Family History Centre

The Irish Family History Centre is located in the CHQ Building and is part the EPIC Ireland experience. It is the largest and most success genealogy company in Ireland and the U.K. At the IFHC, they put the tools to unlocking your Irish family history in your hands.With packages starting from as little as 10 euro and intensive private packages starting from 250 euro , you will gain the skills and information you need to start following the paper trail and figuring out the details of you lineage.  Visitors to the centre get a chance to speak to a genealogy expert , use interactive display screens to uncover more of their Irish roots along with many more fun and exciting activities. The IFHC offers 4 packages for exploring the past.

Package 1 is the basic entry to the centre along with DIY workshops and help from staff.

Package 2 involves a private consultation with a genealogist . These can last 30 minutes or 1 hour and can also be offered over Skype or Google Hangouts.

Package 3 is labeled an Inter-Generational family history experience. Children are given the chance to dress up in period costumes and enjoy arts and crafts activities while the older generation enjoy one-to-one personalized genealogy consultation. 

Package 4 is what we'd recommend for someone looking to uncover and explore the depths of their Irish past. With a suggested lead in time of 3 months , a questionnaire is filled out to gather some preliminary information. The package offers commissioned research by a senior genealogist along with personal consultation and presentation of family history. 

Ancestor Network

Ancestor Network is a collective of Ireland’s most experienced genealogical experts in tracing people of Irish Ancestry. Over the years they have provided flexible, cost effective solutions for individuals, groups and legal professionals who seek personal Irish genealogical services. Their genealogy services can be provided flexibly, to almost any scale, and with the broadest possible range of heritage skills. They provide a series of useful guides dedicated to individual counties in Ireland as a user-friendly tool for genealogy researchers coming to Ireland, making the most of the historical sources available. 

For those looking to undertake their own genealogical research in Ireland, we offer an array of Irish Genealogy Tours.

  • day tours in Dublin for those who wish to visit the genealogy and history repositories such as the National Library of Ireland, the National Archives of Ireland, Dublin City Library and Archive, the Valuation Office, The Registry of Deeds, the General Register Office, the Royal Irish Academy, Trinity College, and University College Dublin.
  • tours of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Dáil and Seanad) at Leinster House in Dublin for those wishing to visit Government Buildings.

For travel outside of Dublin, we can accompany individuals, families or groups on bespoke Irish genealogical tours. These tours allow visitors to Ireland the chance to possibly see where their ancestors lived, where they worshiped, studied, worked and socialized, and were buried. This offers a real opportunity for people "to breathe the air their ancestors breathed". We can conduct family history research on the visitor’s family before they touch down on Irish soil. We can then recommend a unique itinerary which can be specially tailored to allow visits (if applicable) to appropriate family and local historical sites such as homes, churches, schools and cemeteries. This also affords the opportunity for visitors to combine their family history research tours with visits to living relatives and long lost relations, historical sites, heritage centers, and other places of interest. This allows genealogy tourists to enjoy the benefits the social and cultural aspects of Irish life and hospitality in addition to learning more about the life experiences of their ancestors.

 

 

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