uncover and discover Your Irish Roots research tour
This 5 Star trip will take you to your families Irish townland and perhaps even your family homestead if its there as I have done with other travellers in the past few years.
You will journey to your Irish Roots homeland with a qualified historian and expert in Scots-Irish and North American history. On the way you will see all the best sights Ulster has to offer and also learn of the traditions, language and folklore of the pioneers of American history. Why they opted to leave the country of their birth to help create the USA and Canada.
You will lunch at an Irish Castle and will have full guided services throughout. Depending on your family history you will travel on one of 6 routes to see, feel and experience the land of your ancestors and the best of Irish cuisine and drink.
I will also research into your families origins to discover your family coat of arms and visit your townland to discover if any traces of your homestead or family graves survive. Its the Irish trip of a lifetime!
Depending on your family homestead’s location you choose one of 6 options. You will spend around 1h at your family townland/homestead and also visit a number of spectacular sights along the way. The options are:
North Antrim OptionA – Family Townland, Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Ballygally Castle (lunch) and Dunluce Castle before returning to Belfast
South Antrim Option B – Family Townland, Carrickfergus Castle, Knockagh, Doagh Prehistoric Monument, Dobbins Hotel (Lunch) returning to Belfast
North West Option C – Family Townland, Londonderry Walls, White Horse Hotel (Lunch) Dungiven Priory returning to Belfast
West Ulster Option D – Family Townland, Hill of the O’Neills, President Grant Homestead, Killymoon Castle (lunch) returning to Belfast
South Ulster Option E – Family Townland, Downpatrick, Orangetree House (lunch) Mount Stewart House, returning to Belfast
Belfast Environs Option F – Family Townland, Giant’s Ring, Belfast Castle (lunch, ) Titanic Slipways, Walls & Murals
Thomas from California's Review
“If I could could give this man more than 5 Stars I would, his passion and knowledge are second to none. This was the best trip my wife and I have ever been on.”
Donna from Washington's Review
“This day we spent in Belfast with Frank (Francis H.) was one of the highlights of my entire trip. I could not have asked for a better day. So fortunate to be able to experience Belfast this way. I feel like I made a friend for life.”
Rachael from New York's Review
“Frances was an outstanding guide. We saw the beautiful coastline and ancient castles too. We would highly recommend him as this was the perfect day.”
Seb from Honolulu's Review
“The best thing is having a private guide, he asked what was important for us to see. I didn’t care too much about touring Bushmills, we drove by, but skipped it and spent more time at Giants Causeway and the Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge. For the price we paid for 6 of us – there was just nothing on the ship as far as excursions that would’ve compared. Everyone must do this tour while in Belfast!”