Imagine walking the town, field or land that your ancestors came from in Ireland

There is nothing quite as fulfilling as going to Ireland to trace your roots at the source. Our personalised ancestry tours bring your genealogy to life in Ireland after an exciting pre-trip adventure where you will learn all about your heritage and history.

For many of the extended Irish diaspora around the world, discovering an ancestral connection is a lifelong dream.  For such a relatively small country, Ireland has a long history of emigration, which was often driven by times of tragedy and necessity. Throughout the decades, millions left Ireland by boat in search of a better life in America.

Our experts, who have worked with the team behind the hit TV show “Who Do You Think You Are”, use their expertise and passion to research your family history with you, from the comfort of your home, before designing a personalised tour of Ireland where you can visit your homeland.

Read on to find out how you can start on your special Ancestry Tour right now…

What we do

Genealogy in Ireland can be difficult as huge numbers of records of births, marriages and deaths in Ireland were destroyed during a fire in 1921. Our experts, who are based in Ireland, will search the parish and county records on your behalf, check the details of where old homesteads might be and even, maybe, find a living relative. Using this information, we will design a tailored luxury tour for your and your loved ones so you can follow the footsteps of where your ancestors walked in history.

As an Irish-owned and operated company, we ensure our clients enjoy a unique, authentic taste of Ireland. Over the years, we have worked with the team behind the hit TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” on the ground in Ireland. Some of the people we have helped to trace their roots are Rosie O’Donnell, Rashida Jones, Sean Maguire, Chris Noth, Molly Shannon and Mandy Moore.

We will use our expertise and passion to bring your family’s history to life.

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Your journey starts at home

You will start on your journey from the comfort of your home by working with our ancestry expert, who will bring your family’s story to life.

Based in Ireland, they will dive into any information you have on your relative using parish records, libraries and public records.

On this leg of the journey, you will enjoy your own “Who do You Think You Are” video calls where you will learn new information about your history. This is an incredibly special experience and you won’t have even left home yet!

Based on this region-specific information, we will design a private tour of Ireland for you and your companions, choosing hotels and routes that match your ancestry map and dates for your future travel.

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It's time to travel to Ireland!

When you arrive in Ireland, you will be met by your personal Driver Guide who will take you on an unforgettable ancestry adventure.

As your tour progresses, we will reveal the information to you and bring you to the places you need to see. After each revelation, we will explain the context of the era, perhaps giving an insight to you as to why your ancestor emigrated.

You will walk the town, field or land that your ancestors came from. You will visit cemeteries and other places that might give you information going further back than you imagined.

At the end of your tour, you will be presented with a Family Tree of all the ancestors we can find and with a map showing you where they came from and the places you have visited. It is a true memento to cherish and pass on to future generations.

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What your ancestry package includes

  • A family history review with our genealogy expert
  • Pre-tour video sessions with your genealogy expert
  • Personalised Private Ancestry Ireland Tour Itinerary
  • Hand-picked accommodation
  • Personal Driver Guide
  • Private luxury vehicle
  • Visits to top history attractions in Ireland
  • Visits to local family sites, such as neighbourhoods, pubs, walks and cemeteries
  • For clients seeking an extra level of privacy, we offer a portfolio of private rentals.
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What our clients say

We have a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5-star service.

“In Cork, our guide found my grandfather’s house from back in 1894. He then enabled a visit to Leap Castle that my ancestors owned and lost in the 16th & 17th centuries, but the highlight for me was a trek through 1km of fields full of cows (and cow-pats) to get close to Ballymooney Castle, that was the last castle my ancestors owned. I found Ireland fascinating.”

“Michelle and Bob, thank you for the great kindness and skills which you lavished on us. We have not stopped speaking about our 10-day tour of Ireland. Not only did we visit the town of our ancestors’ roots but the actual church where these genealogical records were held! We so hope we will have the chance to return to Ireland and could not imagine that future trip without you both being a part of our experience.”

Listen to senior Guide Paul Feehan talk about helping clients trace their roots on our Behind the Wheel podcast.

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Why not share the gift of family?

We offer a special pre-tour Ancestry Research Package, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home right now. For clients who choose to travel to Ireland, the price of this package will be refunded against your tour price. So, if you – or a loved one – wish to walk in the steps of your ancestors, you can get started now!

Enquire now to buy this for a family member or start on your own special Ancestry of Ireland Journey.

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