Find of the month February- Bangor Erris Murphy family
Adventure of a lifetime!
Five stars aren’t enough stars to rate what a tremendous experience this was for me to be able to walk in the house where my ancestors lived. Sean and Ian were a joy to be with on the long journey from Dublin to Cloontakilla in County Mayo where my ancestors lived. Their passion for genealogy and knowledge of Irish history is second to none. This was truly an adventure of a lifetime for me. If you want to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors, look no further than My Ireland Family Heritage to help you achieve this goal.
Find of the month March- Dr. and Mrs. Albert G. Roberts
The tour we took with Sean and Ian was, simply put, one of the best travel experiences we have ever had! The time, preparation and effort they put into planning our tour was much appreciated; as was the fact that they were as excited as we were to learn about our family’s historical roots! Sean, Aisling and Ian are an extraordinary team! They have clearly developed a wonderful way to provide people with unique opportunities that build family ties and create long-lasting memories! We very highly recommended My Ireland Heritage!
The Parks family originated in the Sligo area in fact they were big Land owners in Drumcliff after the Cromwellian wars of 1649-53. Arlene came to My Ireland Heritage to find her relations .We pride ourselves on working with facts only and once the project was developed it was found that her Family of Parks were from the Bunnyconlain /Emlymoran areas but through marriage with the Stephens family were found in Kilglass close by. The Original House was still there one of the interesting items were try as we might we could not find the Stephens/Parks in four different Graveyards until we unravelled a connection of burial with the Conway Family.
Arlene remembered a very old family story she told to Sean about a death on a Farm in Kilglass which was told many times in America by her family. Astoundingly this story was told by a local neighbour at Kilglass when Arlene met him for the very first time , that in fact it was death by a Bull reassuring Arlene that the Old stories are maybe more factual than what we think they are.
Find of the month April
My Ireland Heritage Tours is Amazing
Our experience with My Ireland Heritage Tours was amazing!! Better than we could have hoped for. We had done much genealogy research before arriving to Ireland but without Sean, Ian, Aisling and their research staff our journey to find our Irish roots would have been lacking. With their help we were able to visit many sites where our ancestors lived. We visited their burial sites and places where they were baptized and married. Amazingly Sean arranged tea with our Irish cousins. My mom turned 82 while we were in Ireland and she was so delighted. My Ireland Heritage Tours turned a wonderful trip into the trip of a life time. Thank you!!
Find of The Month June 2018
Great Day of Family History and a Tour of the Ring of Kerry
Sean and Ian did a fantastic job on our tour! My wife bought this experience for me for my 50th birthday and it was well worth it. Sean and his team communicated with us throughout the process and it became clear that he had done quite a bit of research in preparation for our day together. I was impressed by Sean’s knowledge of Irish history as well as the effort he put into finding the pieces of my familiy’s history in Ireland, He met with us the night before our tour to go through his research and map out the day for us, I was able to pinpoint our ancestral home(s) as well as the churches where my ancestors would have attended, He brought us to our family grave sites, which was a very moving experience for me.
Sean made the entire experience very personal and he and Ian (his son in-law) were a delight to spend the day with. As an added bonus, Sean showed me how to find other pieces of my family history as well as doing a bit of extra research himself after the tour based on information we learned along the way. Last but not least the book, which contains the research he gathered, is a treasure my family will have for generations to come!
The Moriarity Family from the United States revisited all the old sites on this Trip. What was fantastic after we found the exact location of the House from 1820 the Family were able to enjoy the beautiful Ring of Kerry Tour as all in one occasion. The tour was completely customised and the Townland itself was one of the largest in Ireland. Townlands are not marked in Ireland and extremely difficult to find.
Find of The Month July-1 2018
I had high expectations and the My Ireland Heritage team exceeded them. I had the pleasure to work with the My Ireland Heritage team in identifying our family’s ancestral townland in County Leitrim. In advance of arriving in Ireland, I communicated via email with Sean and Aisling providing them with the limited information I had. They researched the Irish records and identified records regarding my two times great grandparents. Once we arrived in Dublin, Sean called me prior to our trip to visit the townland. He suggested first visiting St. Columba’s house in Kells, where the Book of Kells resided for a time, and then visited the nearby workhouse in Bawnboy. What a suggestion that was. We first visited St. Columba’s house and then visited a nearby famine graveyard. Then onto the Bawnboy Workhouse. It is largely intact but in need of restoration. The Bawnboy Workhouse was impressively poignant as it drove home the reality of our ancestors in the mid-nineteenth century. An amazing and unexpected walk through the workhouse followed which I will never forget.
We then visited my ancestor’s family church in Drumeela, Leitrim. To pray for them in the exact church 150 years later was another memory for the ages. Sean then took us to meet with some locals with whom we discussed the families in the townland. Very helpful. Although we have no relatives living in that townland, the locals helped identify where some descendants moved. Sean then took us to several ancestral home sites. Climbing over wrapped cattle fodder bales, we entered and explored one of the old home sites. Just an incredible experience and supported by records which were provided to me in a hard copy book. One final point, in an early email I noted that a significant reason for the trip was to connect our two teenage daughters to their Irish heritage. Sean took that to heart and went out of his way to explain everything to our daughters who ate it up. I heartily endorse Sean, Ian and Aisling as we had just a fantastic experience.
Visiting your correct church and Graveyard is paramount we take pride in finding this substantiated with “Facts” which you will see. To Find the Original House which we excel in and to know you were there is beyond a Dream.
To build your customised Tour with Irelands History such as the Bawnboy famine House is our Pleasure after all this is you’re Past, Our Findings and your Journey.