If you have arrived here from a family search at ancestry, Rootsweb.com, or UlsterHeritage.com or if you came to us from American Way Magazine, we encourage you to browse our pages, ask us questions and get to know us! We are the only tour company that leads in-depth, focused tours of Ireland for the purpose of research, family history and genealogy. Every other year, we also travel to the UK, including Wales, Scotland and England, to work in tandem with your research needs in Ireland and are excited to offer a comprehensive package specifically for researchers.
A typical trip includes touring important facilities and researching at the National Archive in Dublin, private collections and PRONI in Belfast - to name just a few. Weekends are spent among the Irish people – exploring and staying at historical hotels, castles and sometimes spa resorts. You are guaranteed an Irish experience, a home away from home, where you can do your best research. You will truly experience Ireland, your ancestors’ homeland. We offer weekend touring and seminars by local historians to round out your research tour.
Ireland is magical so some of what you research isn’t housed in a library. We include in every tour a chance to explore your county of research, your family graveyard and the locals. Who knows - Perhaps one of them is a long lost cousin in search of his or her relatives in America, Canada or Australia!
At the beginning of each research tour, we ask you your needs and go to work maximizing your time in Ireland. We pre-order maps and do our own assessment of your research to see if we can further your work before we leave on tour. We base the tour around no less than 6 and no more than 12 persons traveling. The tour is small and intimate. We take you to places that you wouldn't be able to as an individual traveling alone or as a big group. You'll gain new friends and truly get to know Ireland.
Our tours for 2016 will take us the length and breadth of Ireland, North and South. We have a special tour planned for the West Coast, including Galway and Kerry. Our other series tours will be in Northern Ireland, taking in Fermanagh, Antrim and Down counties with a special tour of the Scots-Irish. It will be an overview of heritage, experience and a great time in Northern Ireland. This tour is for the non-researcher that just wishes to see their ancestors’ birth place and learn about the history of Northern Ireland.
If you want to ask a question, have a special need or would like a private tour to research your family, we have specialists around the country to help and we are happy to recommend them and to tour with you to find your roots.
You can find out more about our genealogical services and consulting rates here on the consulting page.
This year we are joining in with Lorna Maloney of University College Cork for the Summer School, Roots to the Rising. This course runs from June 26 to July 2, 2016. We'll be exploring the area and attending classes with extensions available for touring. We'll also be teaming up to present some new courses and studies in other area of Ireland to give you expert advice in genealogy as well as expert touring. You can contact Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on combining the school and tour. Space is limited!! You can hear Lorna on the Genealogy Radio Show and our other current tours are found on our Tour Page
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