So many yearn to discover their Irish Ancestry & Heritage. At Brack Tours, along with our partners at Oak Ancestry, we can make that happen. Brack Tours are excited to introduce a new and innovative tour experience offering called THE IRISH HOME & HERITAGE TRAIL – a concept geared toward individuals looking to return and reconnect with the land of their family’s origin, (Irish Forefather’s) as well as enjoying the many Irish visitor experiences along the way.
“Although many have expressed interest in returning to their Irish roots and heritage, our unique ability to provide assistance within the country — including the services of an experienced Irish Tour Manager who is familiar with the local culture and customs — is a tremendous advantage that our customers will enjoy, we know here, we live here, we love here,” said Peter Clarke, Founder of Brack Tours.
The HOME & HERITAGE TRAIL experience is a popular alternative for families as a multi-generational travel opportunity.
The Irish Heritage & Home Trail
Our unique tour experience will include, accommodation, sightseeing, attractions, as well as the on the ground services of the local Brack Tours team and our ancestry partner while in Ireland.
We also include free gift bundle on booking which includes:
- First ancestry consultation with our partner Oak Ancestry
- Complimentary Welcome Drink at the first hotel
- Personalized Family Ancestry Gift
Press that #GreenButton and follow the footsteps of your ancestors in Ireland with a cultural escape like no other. Find out what it is really like “To Be Irish”…
Prices Start From: $1840.00 per person sharing twin/double room
“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
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.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dear Brack Tours,
Fondest Regards, Lynne O’Neill, O’Neill Clan Gathering Ireland
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 grandkids 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 Brack Tours 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