Ancestry Tours of Northern Ireland
Is it time you came to visit the land of your ancestors?
What better way to understand how your ancestors lived than to visit the area yourself.
At Family Ulster we will be very happy to take you and your family on a personal guided tour.
Some of the highlights of your tour may include:
1. Visit the graveyard or cemetery where you ancestors are buried.
2. Tour the towns and villages known to your family.
3. Visit the churches where your ancestors worshipped, married, and were baptised.
4. Discover the ancestral homestead, the farm, the cottage that your family called home.
5. Meet with a living relative, descendants of your family who remained in Ulster
For a private individual, family or group tour please use the form on the right of this page to enquire about dates.
Here are some fantastic ideas for researchers and non-researchers alike:
Pick-up at airport
Pick-up at your arrival airport or seaport and transfer to your hotel in Belfast or elsewhere.
Take a tour of the City of Belfast. This will familiarise you with the city and introduce you to the lives of the people there, past and present. This is Ireland's only industrial city, the centre of political change and the birthplace of Titanic.
Visit to the World's largest Titanic exhibition situated right beside the slipway from where that great ship was launched. Then tour the bottom of the dry dock where Titanic was fitted out.
Famine museum Donegal
Telling the story of the great Irish Potato famine of the 1840s, you will visit the famine village of Doagh in County Donegal.
Genealogy assisted research
Research with the help of a Family Ulster genealogist at The Public Record Office in Belfast (PRONI) or General Registry Office in Belfast (GRO)
Take a trip to County Fermanagh and the Belleek Pottery factory to see how this wonderful product is made.
Ulster American Folk Park
Travel to County Tyrone and the Folk Park which tells the lives of your ancestors in Ulster in the 1700s and continuing the story on board an emigrant ship and to the New World.
Giant's Causeway and the North Coast
A lovely day out at the North coast visiting the World Heiritage site of the famous Giant's Causeway. Also on the itinerary could be Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Whiskey Distillery.
Game of Thrones
HBO's award winning television series filmed Winterfell, King's Road, Stormlands and much more in the wild rugged countryside of Northern Ireland. Take a tour in the footsteps of the Starks, and Dothraki.
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An ancestral tour will give you the best understanding of the lives of your ancestors while taking in the beautiful countryside, towns and cities of Ulster.
Here are some more ideas to consider while planning your visit.
We will pick you up and drop off at Belfast or Dublin airports or ports for transfer to your accommodation. We can arrange accommodation for you using our local knowledge of your ancestors and the best locations to stay.
While you are here, why not include a tour of the City of Belfast. A FamilyUlster guide will conduct this for you.
In addition you will probably wish to make a full day tour of the magnificent North Coast including visits to Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, the World's oldest whiskey distillery at Bushmills, The World heritage site of the famous Giant's Causeway and the ancient remains of Dunluce Castle.
Research day at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland in Belfast where you will be assisted in your ancestral research.
Day tour to the ancient walled city of Derry / Londonderry including a visit to The Tower Museum.
Full day tour to Armagh, including its two cathedrals.
Full day tour to The Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh, County Tyrone to learn about the emigration of people from Ulster.
Free day in Belfast to explore or carry on researching
Visit to the Lakes of County Fermanagh and Belleek Pottery to see how the fine china is made.
Titanic Belfast tour - see where the great ship was built
Glens of Antrim - on the way to the Causeway see the 9 glens
Bushmills Distillery - World's oldest whiskey distillery
Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - see the life of Ulster folk over the last 400 years
Derry / Londonderry - walk the ancient walls of the second city
Lakes of Fermanagh - take a boat to the early religious sites on the islands of the Fermanagh Lakes
Mount Stewart House and Gardens - see the ancestral home of one of the most influentil families in Ulster
Famine Village in County Donegal
Scotland - not so far away. Take a ferry across to the land of Robbie Burns
That's just a taste. Come and try it for yourself.
For a private genealogy tour in other parts of Ireland you may like to try: