Irish Ancestry & Genealogy Tours

At Brack Tours we offer private tours of Ireland and Northern Ireland, customized to your unique interests and requirements.

If you are looking to walk in the footsteps of your anscetors and trace your irish roots then one of our Irish Ancestry & Genelogy Tours, you have come to the right place.

“When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled, when we are linked to our ancestors”

-Russell M. Nelson

Packaging your Ancestry Tour of Ireland

Practically since the time of emigration for the Irish, there has been an interest for descendants to explore their ancestry. Known for their commitment to uphold the lore and legacy of their forefathers, Irish- Americans often seek their genealogical connection to Ireland. To that end, Brack Tours would like to announce their partnership with Oak Ancestry. Their research offers an in-depth look at your heritage, providing you with specifics pertaining to your lineage.

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Discover your Irish History

Brack Tours will work in collaboration with Oak Ancestry to design an itinerary that incorporates sites of ancestral relevance along with the legendary sights and sounds of Ireland. As an Irish owned and operated tour company, Brack Tours assures the visitor a unique experience, using our local knowledge and established partnerships with transportation, lodging, entertainment, and attraction providers. From self-drive tours to having your own Irish driver/guide escort your entire family aboard a luxury motor-coach, we will dedicate our efforts to bringing your family’s history to life. 

You may visit their website at: www.oakancestry.com for more information on genealogy reports. Once the research has been completed and you have had the opportunity to examine the findings, logically you may find yourself yearning to visit places that hold great significance to your family.

If you would like to proceed with tracing your family roots then you can do so by clicking here you will be taken to the Oak Ancestry website where you can fill out the free assessment form which is easy to complete.

*Every family is unique therefore the level of information related to your ancestor’s family may vary.*

If you would prefer to print off the First Step Form and fill it out in your own time please click here:
Oak Ancestry First Step Form

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Sample Report & Itinerary

To learn more about how our tour packages can incorporate your family ancestry while also giving you full detailed report on your family roots in Ireland please click on the below read more links. The below sample itinerary is based on a sample report provided by Oak Ancestry and is detailed to specifically for the Heaney – McDonagh Family.

Sample Genealogy Report – Heaney & McDonagh Family:

The initial information provided by Eliza McDonagh is that her ancestor James Heany-McDonagh was born in Ballymahon, Co.Longford, located in the midlands of Ireland. Eliza has provided Oak Ancestry with the following information:

  • James, it is thought, was born on 28 December 1825 in Ballymahon, Co. Longford.
  • It is also believed James’ parents died when he was quite young leaving James to be brought up by his uncle, a Rev. Fr. O’Donnell.
  • In later life, James went to work in the General Post Office in Dublin where he later enlisted in the British army and was drafted into the Eighth Royal Cavalry.

If you would like to read more of this sample Genealogy report and to find out what else is in included please click on the below read more button.

Sample Private Chauffeur Driven Ancestry Tour Itinerary:

Cead Mile Failte, Heaney-McDonagh Family! One hundred thousand welcomes! Upon clearing customs, you will be met by your Irish Tour Director and escorted to your vehicle. We make the relatively short drive to Co. Longford, the home county of your ancestors. Longford is a tranquil and mainly low-lying county. Cairn Hill, referred to affectionately by locals as Corn Hill, is the highest point of the county, standing at 916 feet. Situated in the basin of the River Shannon and the upper catchment area of the River Erne, Longford is ideally located in the heart of the Lake-lands region. The true beauty of Co. Longford lies in its rural charm, the hospitality of its people and the breath-taking views of its quiet countryside of farmland, lakes, bogs and the occasional low hill.

If you wish to read more of this wonderful Ancestry Itinerary please on the below read more button.

Please note that the above Itinerary is based solely on the sample genealogy report provided from Oak Ancestry.

Each Itinerary/Package from Brack Tours is tailor made based on your Irish Ancestry connections.

Sample Ancestry Group Tour

O’Neill Clans Gathering Ancestry Tour of Ireland

The O’Neill Clans Gathering is designed to bring together O’Neill family members from around the globe to share stories and celebrate an incredibly rich and diverse history of one of Europe’s oldest and most celebrated clans.

For more information on this sample tour of Ireland please click on the learn more button below.

Read what our past client's have said...

Ancestry Testimonials:

Dear Brack Tours,

The O’Neill Clan gathering tour. It surpassed all my expectations. The friendliness of Nuala and Peter and all on the tour was so wonderful. The accommodation was fantastic and every meal. The trips to historical sites ,the procession through I think Dungannon the BBQ, the music, the singing. Thank you for going out of your way to find a sports shop, so I could buy some souvenirs. I loved when Peter (our tour director) drove us down an obscure country lane and took us on a walk to see the Proleek Portal tomb, just sitting on the edge of a golf course. A 3000 BC structure with just us there and no barriers ,amazing.When we drove through Carlingford on the way back to Dublin and the young man who had been videoing at the O’Neill event , was there and sang to us as a farewell. These were just some of the moments that made it so special.I can’t wait to come back to Ireland. Thank you so much for making me feel at home and looking after us so well.

Fondest Regards, Lynne O’Neill, O’Neill Clan Gathering Ireland

Nuala,

OMG…It was GREAT!!!!!
What a FANTASTIC job you did on having everything so organized for us! Everyone in the family was so impressed with how smoothly the whole trip ran.
From the flights, to the hotel staff waiting for us and greeting us with our keys and taking our luggage the minute we stepped off the coach bus, to having our attraction tickets ahead of time, dinner reservations all made ahead to accommodate our schedule…It was amazing! Every hotel was beautiful, accommodating and so clean. Thank you so much!Peter is an amazing tour guide, very kind, pleasant and so knowledgeable! Going with Bracktours is the ONLY way to travel in Ireland! We are now spoiled and will never travel any other way! We could relax, have some drinks in a pub in not worry about driving on those narrow roads (and on the “wrong side” of the road!).I cannot thank you enough for all of the countless hours you put into making this trip the ultimate vacation for my family (plus all of “pain in the ass” questions you tirelessly answered for us). This trip literally brought the family together again. We had such fun bonding and creating such wonderful memories that will never be forgotten. Even Ann said, “I never thought I would be at a pub having a Guinness with my grandchildren!” The grand kids now have such a bond with “Nana” as they have never seen her in that light before and loved drinking with her. Such fun! I really think everybody needs to know how wonderful Bracktours is and I will not be happy until I can do this for you and Peter. You so deserve to be recognized for the professionals you are. Everyone needs to know that having your own coach and driver is worth every penny! It is what made the trip!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Testimonial from The McGrail Clan

Family Ancestry Experience

7 NIGHTS, CHAUFFEUR DRIVE, GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH

This ancestry experience is not to be missed. Truly, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Follow the footsteps of your ancestors in Ireland with a cultural escape like no other. Brack Tours take care of everything from accommodation and transport, to your genealogical research.

  • 7 Nights (Suggested) – Galway (2), Killarney (2), Kilkenny (2), Plus one night in a nearby hotel of your ancestral home (Courtesy of Brack Tours)
  • Deluxe Vehicle with Private Irish Driver Throughout
  • Professional Ancestry Research
  • Family & Friends Professional Photograph when in Killarney
  • Traditional Irish Entertainment Evening

Prices from $1750.00pp package available all year round.

Irish Ancestry packages can be customised for 2-48 people so bring the whole clan!

*Email Brack Tours today at info@bracktours.com and gather the clan for an experience of ancestral proportion*