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genealogy Tours - Ancestral Adventures

Roots Revealed Tours offers bespoke ancestral heritage tours that are specifically tailored for you – they will take you off the beaten track for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience that will enable you to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors. 

Are you a member of the Irish or Scots-Irish diaspora and planning to return home to visit Ireland, or ‘the aul country’ as those who emigrated often called it?  Would you like to walk in the footsteps of your ancestors and visit the places they lived, worshipped, went to school, married and are buried?  Would you like a local guide to arrange an itinerary, accompany you and ensure that you have a unique and individualised experience visiting the places that are important to you?

Roots Revealed Tour - visiting a church

Tourism NI's Embrace a Giant spirit

Roots Revealed is delighted that it’s Ancestral Adventure Tours has been chosen to be one of Tourism Northern Ireland’s Embrace A Giant Spirit Experiences.

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Roots Revealed Tour in graveyard

If required, family history research can be completed before you arrive so that your unique itinerary may be built. For more information about genealogy research services, please see our Genealogy Research page.

Roots Revealed Tours can provide you with a bespoke Ancestral Adventure Tour that is entirely designed around you and your ancestors.  This service is available for individuals and groups and can be for one day duration or longer.

My homeland is a place full of history, mythology and culture as well as varied and breathtaking scenery and I’d love to share it with you. 

This is the land of saints and scholars that has castles, abbeys, grand country houses, old churches, battle sites, ancient monuments and burial sites, Norman mottes along with the most beautiful beaches and of course, stories galore of Celtic warriors and the fairy folk.  We have music,  dancing and wonderful food that you can wash down with locally crafted beer, gin or uisce beatha (whiskey, the water of life).

In addition to designing a bespoke genealogy tour itinerary, you have the choice as to whether you would like Roots Revealed to arrange optional extras such as visiting hidden gems that are off the beaten track, trying your hand at making potato bread, visiting a local working farm, listening to the ‘brattle’ of the lambegs at a drumming match, tasting an artisan whiskey or joining the locals at a traditional music session (all subject to availability).

You’ll be in good hands with the services of a qualified and fully insured tour guide.  For more information about qualifications and professional memberships, please see our About page.

As the Roots Revealed Ancestral Adventure Tours are entirely bespoke for each client or group, a quotation for costs will be provided when your requirements have been determined.

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Caring for Your Health and Safety

Measures to take care of your health and safety include a robust Risk Assessment, social distancing, contactless payment, small group and private tours that must be pre-booked and sanitisation.

More detail may be seen in our Health and Safety Policy.

Roots Revealed have also updated their Tours Terms and Conditions and Cancellation Policy that includes extenuating circumstances due to COVID-19.  In the event that a tour must be cancelled due to COVID-19, guests will be offered the opportunity to reschedule free of charge, or accept a voucher to re-book at a later time, or obtain a refund.

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