Irish Genealogy Tour
Day 1: Arrive at Dublin airport.
Meet with your guide and take a panoramic city tour.
Our genealogist, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland (APGI), will provide an initial group orientation to last approximately 2 hours.
Overnight dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast in Dublin or region.
Day 2: Visit The National Library, an invaluable representation of Irish history and heritage.
Evening dinner and entertainment at Jurys Cabaret, or similar.
Overnight bed and breakfast in Dublin or region.
Day 3: Depart for Wicklow, the "Garden of Ireland."
Visit Wicklow Gaol, where the Wicklow Family History Centre will provide an interesting talk with particular emphasis on the 1798 rebellion.
Depart for Kilkenny, the finest example of a medieval town. One of our genealogists will welcome the group and join them for dinner at the hotel.
Overnight dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast in Kilkenny or region.
Day 4: Visit the restored Rothe House. Family history enquiries are welcomed and visitors are free to visit the house.
Continue on to Kerry via Blarney.
Visit the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.
Overnight dinner, bed and breakfast in Kerry or region.
Day 5: Enjoy the Ring of Kerry, a spectacular 110-mile road circuit of the Ivreagh Peninsula.
Pass through Killorglin, famous for its Puck Fair, then Glenbeigh where the cliff road affords a panoramic view of the Dingle Peninsula and Dingle Bay.
Continue to Cahirciveen, the birth place of national hero Daniel O'Connell.
Continue to Sheem Village, famous for its brightly colored houses.
Overnight dinner, bed and full Irish breakfast in Kerry or region.
Day 6: An excursion to the Dingle Peninsula which has an extraordinary number of ring forts, high crosses and other ancient monuments.
Drive around the coast at Slea Head and take in the breath-taking panoramas.
Visit the Irish church at Kilmalkedar, of primary cultural significance.
Overnight dinner, bed and breakfast in Limerick or region.
Day 7: Visit the Clare Heritage and Genealogical Research Centre at Corafin, the gateway to Burren. The first of its kind in Ireland, The Genealogical Research Centre houses the most comprehensive research material held at any one location to enable persons with Clare roots to trace their ancestry.
Discover the splendor of Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
Evening medieval banquet at Bunratty (or Knappogue Castle). The ladies of the castle, aided by the Earls Butler, ensure an evening of enjoyment in the best tradition of Irish Hospitality. The wine flows as the entertainers recreate the magical atmosphere of the Earls banquet through drama, music and song.
Overnight bed and full Irish breakfast in Limerick or region.
Day 8: After a final full Irish breakfast, transfer to Shannon Airport for departure flight home.
The participants will be offered, at reasonable additional cost, the opportunity for individualized genealogy research and assistance.