Tour Overview

The Irish have emigrated all over the globe. Around 80 million people worldwide claim to have Irish roots. If you are from the USA, Canada or Australia, chances are that at least one of your ancestors come from the Emerald Isle. No wonder that so many people come to Ireland for an adventure into their past. 

Tracing your Irish Ancestors can be fun and exciting. The Irish were survivors, bound with strength and optimism. They moved to distant countries to build new lives. What made them leave? Where did their journey start? Tracing your family history can be time-consuming but rewarding. Connecting with the land of your ancestors can bring a deep sense of belonging. A journey into the past will create everlasting memories for your entire family.  

Kerry Experience Tours can assist in organising your Irish journey of discovery and be your driver/guide when exploring the home of your ancestors. Visit the very place where your ancestors lived in the early years of their lives. Explore the land they loved so much but had to leave behind. Talk to the people who still live here and listen to their stories. You might even connect with members of your extended family. This experience will give you a vivid picture of your past. You’ll soon feel at home in Ireland, just like your ancestors did.

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Coming to Ireland will add a whole new dimension to your genealogy experience that will stay with you forever. The key to your Irish journey of discovery is identifying the town or village where your ancestors originated. And when you’re ready to make the journey to the homeland, we’re here help you anyway we can! We can create a customised itinerary, that includes a visit to the areas where your ancestors lived, combined with other sights that might be on your Ireland bucket list. Just get in touch and let’s work out your perfect ancestry tour together!

Personal Genealogy Assistance

Kerry Experience Tours have teamed up with US-based MelNel Genealogy to provide unique genealogy adventures that weave your ancestral search with a wonderful experience. Our good friend Melanie Nelson, professional genealogist, can help you find your Irish ancestors from start to finish. Whether you’re beginning your family history research or are ready to hop the pond, it’s your time to feel the myth and magic of the Emerald Isle. Our joint Ireland Heritage Travel offering is bucket-list worthy!

Your Driver / Guide

Your driver/guide for your Ancestry Tour of Ireland will be Gerrit or Ester. They run Kerry Experience Tours together since 2007 and would love to share their passion for Ireland with you!

Exclusive Tour Vehicle

With our spacious and comfi 7-passenger vehicles we can cater for solo travellers, couples, families, and groups of friends.

For a customized private  Ancestry Tour of Ireland, please get in touch by filling out the enquiry form.


For groups of 8-14 people we can work with two 7-passenger vehicles. The vans can stick together or stop at the same places during the day if you wish. Or if there are different interests within the group it would also be possible to tailor the day trips (or activities) per vehicle, on one or more of the days. This will insure the upmost flexibility, the opportunity to travel off the beaten path, and a unique tailored experience!



Once your itinerary is designed and your travel dates are confirmed, your accommodations can be booked. We’d be delighted make the arrangements for you. For an authentic Irish experience, we recommend getting a good mix between hotels, B&B’s, and perhaps a Castle Hotel or Manor House. If you prefer to organise your own accommodation you are welcome to do so, and we’d be happy to offer suggestions!

Make the journey home

We’re here to help you find your Irish ancestors from start to finish – whether you don’t know where to begin or you’re ready to plan your Irish family history tour. We can help you prepare your Irish research, plan your itinerary that includes both work and fun, book your accommodations, drive you to your key destinations, and even assist with local research.

With Kerry Experience Tours as your driver/guide and MelNel Genealogy as your personal genealogy assistant, you are in for an experience that brings your family history to life in Ireland!

Get in touch with Kerry Experience Tours and make the journey home happen!

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Tracing Your Irish Roots

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