Have you tried to trace your ancestors and family history in Ireland. Our expert genealogist can do the research for you.
Superior Hotels in Historical buildings or grand houses, in beautiful locations and with excellent service.Some have a gym and/or pool attached. Please advise us if this is essential to you or if you wish to have a spa session booked for you. In many cases they have a well known restaurant attached. Please advise us if you would like a meal booked.
This type of property could be a hotel without the charm of the superior property or be a Bed and Breakfast in a family home. This is the basic rate for all packages and the superior accommodation is charged at a higher rate.
In some places and for larger numbers of people we can arrange self-catering. For walkers we can offer camping pods on a farm adjacent to a walking route or for those who would like more comfort the superior self catering property can be booked with breakfast included, often in scenic areas.
Activities which include walking are graded into 5 categories based on fitness level needed for that activity. These are the grades determined by the Irish National Trails Office. Please confirm you have attained that level of fitness before booking an activity.
1 Multi Access
Flat smooth trails suitable for all people, including those with reduced mobility, wheelchair users, older people, visually impaired and those on crutches.
Generally flat trails with a smooth surfaces and some gentle slopes or shallow steps. Generally suitable for family groups including children and the elderly. Footwear must be enclosed outdoor footwear.
These may have some climbs and an uneven surface where the going is rough underfoot with some obstacles such as protruding roots, rocks etc. They are appropriate for people with a moderate level of fitness and some walking experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing is recommended.
Physically demanding trails which have some steep climbs for long periods (over 1 hour) while the going underfoot can be extremely rough including many obstacles. Suitable for people used to walking on rough ground and with a high level of fitness. Outdoor walking footwear and clothing is required.
5 Very Difficult
These routes are mainly in remote upland areas. They typically include steep slopes and very variable and rough underfoot conditions on trails which may be indistinct. Suitable only for very fit and competent mountain walkers with experience. Specific outdoor walking footwear and clothing required.
Contact us at least 6 weeks before arrival with information on your family background. Our expert Genealogist will give a free assesment to see if you have enough material for our specialist researchers to discover your heritage in Ireland. Fly into Cork Airport and collect your rental car. At your hotel have a 2 hour meeting with the expert genealogist who has researched your family history. They may be able to direct you to the area where your ancestors lived for you to visit on Day Two.
Spend the day visiting places connected with your family. You may even find the homestead or a churchyard with family connections. For an extra charge we can arrange for the genealogist to accompany you to visit areas connected with your family outside Cork city.
Spend the afternoon in the port town of Cobh (formerly Queenstown) from which over three million people emigrated. Take a guided walk around the town which was the last port of call of the Titanic. You have an option to have your photo taken in the costume of your ancestors. Our packages can be modified to suit your family research needs.