My Ireland Heritage Tours
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My Ireland Family Heritage are an Irish Family business dedicated to assisting you in your quest to Walk in the Footsteps of your Ancestors and visit their exact Irish family homestead. We focus your Irish Genealogy research on finding your roots and records of your family history of past generations as well as providing you with a once in a life time Irish Genealogy tour experience to visit your families original family settlement of your Irish Ancestors. The My Ireland Heritage team are a Government certified & approved Genealogy & Touring Company, and we will personally guide you on the journey into your Irish ancestry. Many companies are genealogy research only, many companies are touring companies only, we at My Ireland Family Heritage are proud to be able to encompass your research and tour together enabling us to work with you throughout the process to customize your tour with you and for you.
Batterstown, County Meath, Ireland

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Lynne McCormack
Nottingham3 contributions
Oct 2022
I have just had the most intense and personal journey facilitated by Sean, and Ian with gracious communication from Aisling in setting up my tour. Genealogy tracing is not easy especially in Ireland and the loss of an abundance of records in the early part of the 20th century makes it particularly difficult. Although I was not able to link with any remaining abodes of my families, through various town land data and mapping I was able to go to the areas they had lived before being forced out of their homeland, and learn about the history of my clans. There were tenuous links here and there but I think its important to keep expectations realistic in Ireland genealogy. Sean is a walking encyclopaedia of Irish history and Ian could not have been more generous. They gave me a spiritual link to my past that puts a lot of family traits into perspective. Thank you so much.
Written 19 October 2022
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Therese D
Lihue, HI7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
I was completely overwhelmed by all that Sean, Ian and Aisling did to give me and my daughter the experience of a lifetime! Ian was the perfect guide. He took us everywhere! Lands,homes,churches,graveyards where my ancestors lived and are buried. The extra touches and history made it live for me like I could never have imagined. I'm thankful for all of the hard work and heart that was put into every step. A highlight of our trip to Ireland! I can't wait to share what I've learned with the rest of my family so that our ancestors will always be remembered in America.
Thank you!
Written 8 October 2022
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Cordelia L
Loretto, TN143 contributions
Sep 2022
Because of COVID a planned trip became a research only endeavor. I started the journey to honor my recently passed grandmother and to give some answers about our family to her brother who had been researching the family for a long time.
I was super excited to talk with Sean and with his guidance I was able to find out more information that he needed to trace some of the family. When I received my book it was beautiful bound and very comprehensive on most of the Family. Most of the time I was able to quickly correspond with Aisling and Sean, and he most graciously held off on sending my book at my request in the futile hope that I'd find more information to help him find my great-great grandpa.

Which leads us to why I gave them an average rating instead of an excellent rating. Sean was able to quickly find most of my family besides for the main one I'd asked him to research, there he couldn't find anything. Knowing genealogy normally this wouldn't be something upsetting, but I found out that he had previously done research on this specific branch and had turned up nothing. If during our consultation he'd simply said "I've researched them before and haven't had any luck, but would be glad to try again" then this probably would have been an excellent review. Also the book is a bit hard to interpret without help.
Written 6 October 2022
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Mike M
1 contribution
Sep 2022
We enlisted My Ireland Heritage Tours for family research and private tours. Our first tour was to County Meath, which is an amazing place with thousands of years of history and so many places to see. We spent a good long day on this tour, we probably made it long by asking so many questions. We visited New Grange, Hills Of Tara, many old castles and monasteries, and learned more about the Battle of the Boyne. The towns and countryside are amazingly beautiful. Ian was our guide, and we can’t say enough good things about Ian. He really made the tours special. His energy, enthusiasm, personality and humor were great and we know consider him a good friend. He also was a wealth of information, taught us a lot and answered so many of our questions.
Our 2nd tour was to Elphin & the Strokestown are of County Roscommon. My Ireland Heritage did a lot of research before we arrived. Once again, Ian took us to many places and we learned so much. Again, the towns and countryside were gorgeous, but this area was significantly affected by the famine.
This experience was enlightening and emotional.
I highly recommend using this company. We plan on using them again on our next trip.
Written 25 September 2022
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Regina F
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
My partner and I recently returned from a trip to Ireland where we planned to visit the towns where my ancestors had lived before emigrating to America. With the help of My Heritage Tours we ended up having an amazing experience! I contacted the company only a few weeks before leaving on our trip and they were able to provide me with a Snapshot’ package for two of my ancestors’ families which made it possible for us to visit the towns where they were from and their homes where they lived within ten yards. Aisling was very efficient, personable and responsive to all of my questions. Sean was so pleasant to work with before and during our trip and was available personally by phone every step of our journey. I will forever be grateful and appreciative of Sean and Aisling making our experience so special and memorable!
Written 24 September 2022
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Chris N
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Our recent trip to Ireland included a stop in County Meath to see what My Ireland Heritage was able to uncover for my family ancestry. We were looking forward to viewing the area where my 2nd great grandparents lived before emigrating to the US and discovering what their lives might have been like.

We opted to do the two day tour package with My Ireland Heritage. We wanted to see the historic sites in County Meath and were not disappointed with Seán’s knowledge of the area and Irish history. On the 2nd day’s tour, thanks to Seán, we were able to see the village of Nobber where my ancestors were from. We walked on the lane where my family lived, loved, played, worked, cried, and laughed. I was overwhelmed, at times, with what we saw and the amount of information that Seán provided about the area, and what life would have been like for my family. I loved the idea that to get to church, people would walk through the fields as a short cut. I also enjoyed learning that my 2nd great grandfather and grandmother probably met in Nobber during market day as they were from different town lands outside the village.

Working with My Ireland Heritage was a wonderful experience which I would highly recommend. Seán is a very good genealogy researcher and takes pride in his work, he ensures that a thorough job is done for his clients.

Hats off to My Ireland Heritage for a job well down!
Written 22 September 2022
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Catherine T
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
I loved being able to see the specific land, church, and graveyard where my ancestors spent their lives. Not only do you learn about them, but you learn Irish history as well which gives you perspective on how they lived. We were also able to see many scenic and historical sites along the way. Sean, Aisling, and Ian were great to work with. I have somewhat limited mobility due to arthritis and Ian was very mindful of that. He allowed me to go at my own pace. It was a wonderful experience.
Written 19 September 2022
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Kwlui
Missoula, MT12 contributions
Aug 2022
My experience with My Ireland Heritage was all that I dreamed it would be. I had hoped to experience the townlands, graveyards, and foot paths my ancestors traveled and tended. Through Sean & Ian's research I was able to experience the townland of Kilgar, walk through graveyards in Fore and Archerstown, and travel the pathways (now roadways) that my ancestors did. I provided as much information that my family had on our Irish ancestors. Utilizing this, in addition to their genealogical expertise, Ian & Sean were able to locate relevant records providing missing pieces for my family. I spent the day with Ian traveling to the townlands and graveyards. Additionally, Ian's natural friendliness resulted in an unexpected connection with church staff in Castletown-Delvin.

The logistics side of this trip was expertly handled by Aisling. Her competence and expert guidance helped in locating appropriate lodging and securing dates that worked well for all of us. As I continue to investigate additional branches of my Irish ancestry, my hope is to return to Ireland and secure the assistance of My Ireland Heritage.
Written 8 September 2022
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Heather G
8 contributions
Jul 2022
This was a wonderful experience that was easily the highlight of my family's trip to Ireland!

Working with My Ireland Heritage Tours was a great experience from beginning to end.

I gave Sean the information on a family line from the Glenswilly area of Donegal that my aunt and I (both experienced amateur genealogists) have been researching for literally decades with very little luck once we hit Irish records. Due to the surnames in question being very common in that part of Donegal (McMonagle, McLaughlin, McDevitt, Hagerty), my aunt and I had never been able to locate with certainty where our family lived while in Ireland using the existing records available through commercial genealogy sites.

Based on the family information I provided to Sean, he was able to find the townlands that my family was from and then he was able to drill down even further and provide us with the actual locations where my McMonagle, McLaughlin, McDevitt, and Hagerty ancestors had lived between 1847 - 1864 in Donegal.

All of Sean's findings on my family were backed up with supporting evidence in the form of tax evaluations, land plats, and census records, and presented to my family in a lovely hardbound book. As we had chosen the "self drive" option, Sean also provided us with maps pointing out the physical locations on google maps of where my family had lived as well as the Eircodes for those locations. This information allowed my family to visit the actual sites where my ancestors lived or worked land. We were also fortunate to find remnants of structures that were likely either built or used by my family for three of the locations.

My Ireland Heritage Tours was a wonderful experience and I am glad that we chose the self drive experience because not only did it allow us to go at our own pace and take side trips when we wanted, we were also able to break out the experience over several days and fit in visiting the family locations between other activities.

It meant a lot to me to be able to walk along Stroove beach, which was a quarter mile from where my Hagertys lived, and think about the fact that my ancestors had no doubt walked the same beach and looked out at the same views. With the self driving tour package there was no rush and we could take as much time as we needed at each place.

I cannot speak highly enough of this experience, or of Sean and the rest of his team. Every interaction was professional and the communication leading up to the trip was great. You could tell that this is a company that really values their clients and believes in what they do.

I would recommend this experience to anybody with family roots in Ireland who wants to "walk in the path of their ancestors". It was magical.
Written 1 August 2022
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eulea
Seaton, IL29 contributions
Jul 2022
I found My Ireland Heritage a year ago when planning our trip to Ireland to see where our ancestor who immigrated to America lived. We contacted Aisling and got an overview of what they could do for us. Aisling is great. A very good communicator and so very friendly. They guarantee, with the information you give them to start with, they can find where your ancestors lived within ten yards. They did that and more. They even found a relative, another direct descendant of our family’s great great grandfather from his second wife we didn’t know he’d had.

Ian took us all around where the family lived and farmed. He is a hoot. We had such a great time. Not only did we spend a day touring the ancestral area, but we took another tour the next day. Both days were fantastic. He has a great knowledge of Ireland and it’s history as well as the specific places we visited. Some very good stories also. If we can get back to Ireland, we will definitely take another of their tours or two.

I don’t think you could find a better genealogical searcher or tour guide than this group of people. They even put together a book of our family and Irish history.

One thing about Irish county roads, they are only as wide as a car but are 2 lane with no ditches along the side. Instead they have tall hedges atop rock walls lining the road. If you meet someone, somebody has to back up. So very different than US country roads. I’m definitely glad I didn’t have to drive.

If I could give them 10 stars I would.
Written 1 August 2022
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