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“Adventure of a lifetime!”
Reviewed 11th October 2017
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.
“Three Sisters Visit Our Paternal Grandmother’s Ancestral Home & Cemetery in Nobber, County Meath, Ireland”
Reviewed 11th October 2017
(…) With all of our research, we never could have put together the day that Sean gave us in Nobber. He also provided documentation in a beautifully bound book and a painting of the ruins of the family home, which his wife had done. This was truly a once in a lifetime experience thanks to Sean, Aisling, and the My Ireland Heritage team.
“Walking in the footsteps of our ancestors”
Reviewed 4th October 2017
(…) Sean and Ian picked us up in Dublin and drove us to County Longford where we were given an extensive visit to the church, cemeteries, and our ancestral homes. We were given daffodil bulbs to plant at one of our common ancestor’s grave. We then were permitted to walk around a very old cemetery by ourselves to see what we could discover. Being someone who takes lots of photos,it was never an issue for Sean to stop or turn around so I could snap a few photos. We hit the jackpot when Sean stopped at one of the ancestral homes and we were able to walk into the field to get a view. (…)
“Walking where ancestors walked …”
Reviewed 4th October 2017
(…) It is impossible to describe all that took place. I wanted to walk where my ancestors walked. I wanted to have a sense of their lives and learn more about them. Sean helped this happen, and in doing so, I learned so much more about the challenges they faced and so much more about their courage. (…)
“70th Birthday trip to find my grandparents roots.”
Reviewed 21st September 2017
One month before I began this journey I discovered My Ireland Heritage Tours online. What a life saver. My trip went from a bust to better than I could have imagined. From the beginning Aisling and Sean “got it”. I was passionate to find my namesake grandmother Catherine Mary homeland in Roscommon with very little to go on. I also had much more background information for my grandfather in County Down. Sean and Aisling helped sort out a viable trip, and did all the research to make it work, within my budget and abilities. (…)
Reviewed 29th July 2017
We worked with Sean and Aisling to see if they could help us uncover our family history, mostly lost after our ancestors left Ireland long ago, never to return. We needed help and Sean and Aisling at My Ireland Heritage were the answer. We are delighted with their work!
“Tea with my Cousin!!!”
Reviewed 11th July 2017
My husband and I just enjoyed an incredible day of tracing my Cassidy family roots which began with tea in the home of a cousin I never knew I had and included that cousin chopping a path back into the woods to see the ruins of the original family home and taking us to the family grave where our common ancestor is buried. I’m quite sure my cousins enjoyed it as much as we did! How amazing to find family members still living on the same land of our ancestors – and being able to meet two of them.
I can’t say enough about Sean and his team – all the above he research and arranged in just over a weeks time! (…)
“This was one of the best decision I have made. So happy we did it!”
Reviewed 11th July 2017
(…) Well Sean and Ian met all my expectations and more. They found all that I had searched for unsuccessfully in the prior two years trips to Ireland and it was a quality experience. I’m so happy I did this and so are my sisters. I hope to return next year and to have Sean, Ian and Aisling prepare research on another line of the family that has been difficult to find. (…)
“Sisters in Ireland”
Reviewed 11th July 2017
(…) We can’t imagine how much time the research took before Sean and Ian even picked us up. Sean had pages and pages of papers with all the places our ancestors lived, worked, were married, and even relaxed. We drove from Derry to Dromore in Tyrone County to Monaghan to Trim. Sean never once gave up on his enthusiasm! (…)
“In depth Irish genealogy research and excellent County Meath tour”
Reviewed 25th June 2017
We used My Ireland Heritage for a combined family genealogy research project and visit to our family townlands in County Meath (which included touring a number of sites including Newgrange, Monasterboice, Kells, and Trim). My family of four, which includes our 28 and 33 year old children, was masterfully guided by Sean Quinn and his driver Ian. We had a great day with them, experiencing the sites, learning about our family history, and understanding how that family history connected to the larger story of Ireland’s past. (…)
“My Ireland Heritage Tours”
Reviewed 24th June 2017
My son and I got back to the states a week ago and are still glowing from the experience – especially the day we spent with Sean and Ian. It was the perfect ending of our wonderful time in our “home country”. Part of our family immigrated from County Meath and that is where the Quinns were able to do the most research into our Irish roots. County Clare is for another fine day with them after my genealogist here has dug into that family history. No matter how much I might praise My Ireland Heritage Tours, it would fall short of giving them the credit they deserve for making our trip so meaningful. If you are even a little bit curious about your Irish family history, we can promise you that Sean, Ian and Ashling will make your trip even more exciting and educational. Your family back home will thank you too, because you’ll bring home information that will enlighten them all. My son and I will never forget the day we spent exploring our Irish home of 150 years ago.
“History & Genealogy Tour de Force”
Reviewed 20th June 2017
My dad had been in contact with Sean well before our Ireland trip and so I didn’t know what to expect from the tour –other than we would be exploring County Meath where some of our ancestors had lived. In short: the tour was *amazing.* Sean is an incredibly-energetic, colorful, and curious tour guide who led us on a wonderfully-informative history tour of the area before focusing on the specifics of our genealogy. I recommend this tour to anyone interested in Irish history, but Sean’s forté is hunting through the available records for your family roots. If there were six stars available, I’d give ’em.
“Family History and Ireland History Bonanza”
Reviewed 13th June 2017
(…) Our day spent with Sean and our driver/guide Ian could not have been better. Sean had information of her family history going back may centuries. His passion and enthusiasm on Irish History is vast, deep and compelling. It was as though we had our personal history teacher.
Sean was particularly riveting in his detailed history of Rathcline Castle. Ian was a great tour guide and driver. It was a day that will leave me with lifetime memories! (…)
“Find Your Irish Roots!”
Reviewed 13th June 2017
(…) The real beauty of hiring My Ireland Heritage Tours is in all of the local legwork they do before your arrival. They visit each locale to pinpoint as best they can your local townland, the local parish priests, churches, and cemeteries, and any relatives still residing in the area. This service is invaluable as it saves you so much time that would be otherwise wasted if he was to wait until he took you to the area. (…)
“Our history brought to life”
Reviewed 6th June 2017
We worked with Sean and Ian for several months prior to our trip to Ireland. I had done a good deal of research myself and let Sean and Ian take it from there. They confirmed my findings and took us on a tour of the county. The highlight was locating our ancestor’s homestead! Imagine standing in the famine cottage that your ancestor left 167 years ago! Both Sean and Ian are a wealth of information and we came away with a good understanding of our Irish heritage. Aisling was our point of contact throughout the process and she did an excellent job of keeping us up to date on everything. We appreciated the painting of the cottage done by Pauline. It is a fantastic memento of our time in Ireland. We can highly recommend My Ireland Heritage Tours!
“Top Notch and 100% The Best to find your Irish History!”
Reviewed 24th May 2017
After Jet Lag and renting a car to get us to Sean, Ian and Aisling, we were greeted with coffee, tea, and cookies! So welcoming and they had hugs and smiles and excitement for all of us. They presented us with the day of events and then we were off! We zoomed thru tiny roads, cemeteries, small houses, churches, and little properties.
Sean had already found all of our family residences around the area and then we met the neighbors! (As our ancestors are not around anymore), the neighbors and Sean took us on a back road tour to see all the small, tiny plots of land and houses that OUR ancestors were from. It was so amazing! We found the cemetery where they are buried! Sean had so much to tell us that it was so overwhelming but absolutely perfect. His dedication and love for history really shined into our desire to find our family in Ireland. We are so blessed! Worth every moment! Also, he and his staff made us a beautiful book that we now have on our coffee table, reminding us of our amazing Irish family. The details are what makes me smile! Our family spent months planning this, and we can from Texas, Florida, Oregon, Montana. I just know that we are friends forever with Sean and his family.
“Trip of a Lifetime”
Reviewed 19th May 2017
(…) Sean and his team are nothing short of amazing. From my first submission of information, Sean telephoned to discuss and review my expectations and what his company could offer. Aisling emailed frequently, and Sean sent email updates of his research progress. Following his reconnaissance trips to both locations, he sent very exciting emails hinting upon his finds. By the time I arrived 14 days into a total 16-day trip [England and Ireland], I knew this was going to be the highlight of my trip. Sean’s enthusiasm, knowledge, and energy are palpable. The drive time flew by. On the way to County Mayo, Sean took time to point out some historical context, including a landlord’s manor house, and a famine museum. Our ultimate destination Day 1 was County Mayo and the church where my great-grandfather was baptized, locating his original 1860 baptismal record. We found headstones in several cemeteries with family names. We met with two descendants, who still lived on the farm that had been in the family since 1842. They helped fill in details I would never have learned on my own. A distant relative had visited them in 1987, and had written an account of his trip. I realized as I stood on the ground where my great-grandfather was raised, I was reliving the exact description written about the family homestead in that 1987 letter. (…) I could never have located the people and places on this trip on my own. The parting gifts from Sean and his family were so thoughtful, meaningful, and well-chosen. This was truly a trip of a lifetime!
“My Ireland Heritage Tours Gave Us A Tour of a Lifetime!”
Reviewed 19th May 2017
Sean, Ian and Aisling are a fantastic team and incredibly knowledgeable in Irish History and family geneaology. We were a group of 6 and had been working with My Ireland Heritage for about six months prior to our journey there. Communication was terrific throughout the research process and we were even sent travel tips and weather updates! Sean and Ian gave us a tour of a lifetime which far exceeded what we thought it would be. We came away with so much local knowledge and the best part was THEY FOUND OUR FAMILY’S HOME SITE FROM THE 1830’s! We walked fields and visited churches and graveyards. We planted flowers (provided by them) at our ancestor’s grave. The Family Book we received is beautiful and well researched; we were provided so much information tailored to our family and the location they were in. Aisling did such a nice job on the book that 12 other family members ordered them too! I just can’t say enough about the richness of our experience with My Ireland Heritage.
“Unforgettable Historical and Ancestral Tours”
Reviewed 13th May 2017
(…) I contacted Aisling almost a year before my sister and I were to arrive in Ireland, and soon after Aisling and I began to communicate via email, Sean called me to discuss preliminary findings. After an hour of discussing my Irish lineage and some of the Irish historical sites with Sean, I knew I had come to the right place. Fast forward 11 months. A week after my sister Patti and I arrived in Ireland, we met Sean and began an amazing journey back in time as we discovered Ireland’s history. Wow! We were immediately impressed with Sean’s immense knowledge of each era of Ireland’s history. We had numerous stops in County Meath – including Newgrange, Battle of the Boyne, Trim Castle, Monasterboice, Hill of Shane, Hill of Tara and one of the original famine houses – where we were immediately impressed with Sean’s passion for Irish history and desire to make our tour as personalized and comfortable as possible. And we were pleased that we did not to have to drive on the unfamiliar roads throughout Ireland. (…)
“Expert Help in finding Irish roots was needed. My Ireland Heritage was brilliant.”
Reviewed 6th May 2017
(…) Sean is thoughtful, fun and Irish. He made the lead up to the trip, and then our investigation absolutely valuable to us, and made the trip worthwhile. He is a joy to talk to, and the drives went by quickly with the information and ideas that we exchanged throughout. (…)
“Special Visit to Our Families’ Townlands with Seán Quinn”
Reviewed 7th January 2017
With the recommendation of Rick Steves…… My Ireland Family Heritage created the most memorable visit to the County’s of Waterford and Mayo. We found where our family lived, worked, prayed, worshiped and where they married. Sean helped us understand the lives our ancestors lived and the struggles they endured. We had tea with descendants of our grandparent’s neighbors and walked some ancient graveyards……… We had tears of sorrow and joy to be able to see and feel a full measure of our Irish Heritage – and Seán was integral…..
“Sean Quinn turned my dreams into reality”
Reviewed 1 November 2016
I can say this without hesitation…If you feel the call to step back in time….”you will not find a better guide to the past than Sean and his wonderful team.” …… I combined my heritage tour with a two day historical tour as well. I wanted to know about my family but also about the country from which they came…… Overgrown with forest and trees there I stood in the very rooms my ancestors once called home… how surreal…….. I sold Sean a dream…and he in turn brought it to reality… Before I arrived in Ireland and every step of the way they provided consistent communication and updates…… This truly is a “family business” and who better to help you connect with your family than a family that is strongly connected……
Reviewed 31 October 2016
My grandmother came to America from Ireland in 1900. I had very little information to provide Sean, but he and his staff were able to track down my family, He and his staff put together a beautiful book including general Irish history, history of the local area where my family lived, and specific genealogy about my family…..a high point in my two week stay in Ireland!……
“Michael Collins Dublin Tour & County Meath”
Reviewed 30 October 2016
Thank you to the team of My Ireland Heritage for the most memorable day following in the footsteps of Michael Collins in Dublin. ……..guided us on a most memorable journey with my son Michael Collins and his partner as we walked O’Connell Street taking in the fascinating history and highlights of 1916 War of Independence under Michael Collins. The places we visited, Glasnevin Cemetery, Pro Cathedral, Collins Barracks and Dublin Castle have left a lasting impression……wealth of knowledge and the experience of a lifetime…..
“Customized Michael Collins Dublin tour”
Reviewed 30 October 2016
A massive big Aussie thank you to Sean and his team from My Ireland heritage tours. Sean’s love of his country and his vast knowledge of its history is incredible…..My tour was related to my name sake Michael Collins, a patriot with a colorful and tragic history. it was amazing to visit the historical land marches that have a connection to Michael Collins and the Irish civil war. Sean’s commentary and love of it’s history almost takes you back to those days and gives you a real sense of being there as it all unfolded……I found it truly fascinating…..
“Infectious enthusiasm ”
Reviewed 27 October 2016
….. If you are looking for a unique and informative personal experience, Sean delivers in spades! In my 2 week visit to this stunning country…the day with Sean was definitely a highlight!….
Reviewed 23 October 2016
….quickly discovered that searching Irish roots from the United States is difficult since so many of Ireland’s records got destroyed as the Irish fought for freedom and independence. I found Sean Quinn and My Ireland Heritage Tours in Rick Steves guidebook for Ireland and I’m glad I did……This family run business is the epitome of Irish hospitality. They know what they’re doing and I highly recommend them.
“Priceless Memories – a 3-day guided tour of Ireland”
Reviewed 15 October 2016
…. I highly recommend My Ireland Heritage Tours…..We stayed in the ancient city of Trim and had a good walk about its ancient castle. Not to be missed is the Newgrange ancient tomb. It is a fabulous example of prehistoric engineering, being older than Stonehenge and the pyramids of Egypt. We also saw the Monasterboice ruins, the site of the Battle of the Boyne, Hill of Tara and many other sites. It was a full day of learning about ancient Irish history…..My ancestors left around the time of the Great Famine (1848). Sean was able to locate my ancestral home, which was still in very good shape. The owners invited us into the old house and allowed us to walk the farm of our ancestors. There was even an old fort located on the land. Walking the farm was a dream come true….We saw and learned much more about Ireland than we ever would have on a self guided tour.
“Trip of a lifetime! Exceeded Expectations!”
Reviewed 10 October 2016
My family past and present are proud of their Irish heritage. Visiting Ireland has been a dream of mine and my sister ever since I can remember…… Glendalough Co Wicklow. What a beautiful area. All the sites we visited had some meaning to our ancestors. Sean was able to locate where my GGG grandparents lived and where my GGG grandfather worked. ……I recommend My Ireland Heritage, they will make your trip to Ireland both memorable and meaningful.
“Fantastic Resource for finding your Irish heritage.”
Reviewed 19 September 2016
Sean and Aisling were absolutely wonderful. We corresponded with them for several months and they were able to find heritage information for both of our families……The books they produced were amazing and will be valued for years to come……
“Personalized Heritage Tour”
Reviewed 18 September 2016
I read about My Ireland Heritage Tour on trip advisor. The reviews were so good I decided to give it a try. I have no regrets! My sister and I were picked up promptly by Sean & Ian to begin our adventure! Both were professional but made our tour fun!,,,,,, I would highly recommend this tour if you want a personalized experience in Ireland……
“Heritage Tour, Ring of Kerry, Kilkenney”
Reviewed 14 September 2016
Sean and Aisling were wonderful to work with. I contacted them in regard to finding where my grandfather, great grandparents and great-great grandparents came from……The book I received and the other ones for my cousins is excellent. They did a great job in finding out the townlands my ancestors lived on. …..
“Should you? YES. ”
Reviewed 13 September 2016
…..If you want to trace your Irish roots, you need to go to the town lands, and those are not currently existing geographical or governmental entities. They aren’t on google maps. They aren’t on road signs. You need an expert. Sean and his team are those experts. Sean and his team dig into the records, do the ground work, scout the area, knock on doors, talk to the locals whose oral histories are vital, find people to open up the ancient family church and countless other things you won’t be able to do on your own. This is not a DYI project, even for the most determined. Sean and his team are matchless at what they do. Sean and his team did all that work……we would not have found on our own……..
“My trip of a life time” Reviewed 7 September 2016
……I originally signed up for reaseach and self guided information. Being a seasoned road trip traveler in the US I felt pretty confident I could navigate us to our locations. But the more I thought about it, the more I knew I didn’t want to regret anything on this trip. So I upgraded to the guided tour. This turned out to be the best decision of our whole trip!……
“A Magical Return to Fermanagh after 200 Years!”
Reviewed 1 September 2016
….. I was hesitant to go for the Gold Option Tour Package of genealogical research, a family book, and personal one-day tour hosted by Sean, but it was all totally worth it!……. My Ireland Heritage team was able to find the townland & location of my Gr. Gr. Gr. Gr. Grandmother’s house after all these years! …….. did a thorough reconnaissance of the area, finding churches, graveyards, and speaking with locals that would help in our search. …….I give full marks to Sean, Aisling and My Ireland Heritage in providing exactly what they promised to provide, a once-in-a-lifetime genealogical adventure!……
“Outstanding and Highlight of my Family Trip to Ireland”
Reviewed 10 August 2016
I planned a trip to Ireland on short notice and hired My Ireland Heritage Tours to do genealogical research, create a family album of their findings and conduct a family ancestory tour. Sean, Ian and Ashling were wonderful to work with and became true friends after our experience of working with them and visiting Ireland. Sean took the lead in conducting deep dive research into my mother and father’s ancestory……My wife and kids learned so much and said our time with Sean and Ian was the highlight of the Ireland trip we took. I cannot recommend My Ireland Heritage tours enough. Our children will have a book of all the research, pictures, to look back on. Priceless experience!
“Exceptional & Unique Experience!”
Reviewed 29 July 2016
…..After the MIH Team researches and documents your genealogy, they do an intensive reconnaissance of the location where your ancestors lived. They drive to the area ahead of time and meet with local experts and community members to look at parish records, to physically walk towns and properties, and to gain further insight into your family’s history. With much diligence on their part, a custom geographical tour is tailored for you that will have you walking on the same fields and streets as your forbearers……There is no way we could have done this on our own as churches are locked, gravestones are not always visible and townlands are difficult for visitors to define. Aisling tailors all of the tours to suit your family needs…..Our tour of Meath was also exceptional and we navigated high traffic areas like Newgrange and Tara with ease. We saw sights that large touring companies do not go to and yet are more intimate in explaining Ireland and her history…….
“Once in a Lifetime Experience”
Reviewed 28 July 2016
Sean Quinn and the My Ireland Heritage team provided me with a once in a lifetime experience in regards to my Irish ancestors……I knew where my great-great-grandfather was born but I realized that I had neither the time nor expertise to plan a meaningful visit to the area. Sean did further research, coming up with vital information and important documents. And then, the feature that I think is key to his success, he did a reconnaissance trip to my ancestor’s homeland. Visiting cemeteries, churches……he was able to put together a most extraordinary day for me in County Antrim……It was truly a dream come true when I stood on my 3X great-father’s farmland. Sean had arranged for us to meet with folks at churches where my ancestors had been baptized as far back as 1834, and we trekked through ancient cemeteries. Sean brings unbridled passion, energy, and expertise to his work. I will forever be indebted to My Ireland Heritage Tours for a most amazing experience.
“Wonderful Irish Experience”
Reviewed 27 July 2016
…..go to great lengths to find out as much about your Irish ancestors as possible……things you would never discover attempting to do it on your own. I would highly recommend My Ireland Heritage Tours to anyone who is serious about finding out more about their Irish ancestors.
“The experience of a lifetime”
Reviewed 9 June 2016
The luck of the Irish was with me the day I found My Ireland Heritage ……I have done genealogy and family history for 30 years and came to Ireland to walk where my ancestors walked, to see the world around them as they did. I didn’t only want to “find” them, I want to know them. Sean gets this, he is a true kindred spirit. He put tremendous effort, but also genuine interest and enthusiasm into making this possible……