Irish Genealogical Tours
Partnering with Ancestor Network, we offer an array of services to those who wish to visit Ireland themselves and to travel to the localities of their ancestors.
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 worshipped and studied and worked and socialized, and were buried. This offers a real opportunity for people "to breathe the air their ancestors breathed".
We, through Ancestor Network's panel of over twenty expert genealogists around Ireland, 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.
Ancestor Network’s tours are designed to meet individual requirements and include car/minivan/bus with a genealogist/driver, guidance, insurance and assistance. Tours are priced individually on a per day basis plus expenses, which may include overnight accommodation and transportation costs.