Wicklow , Ireland (PressExposure) March 16, 2010 -- A new way for people to reconnect with Irish ancestors is now available courtesy of Irish Ancestral Holidays. This innovative company help people reconnect with their Irish family roots and can bring them to the places in Ireland where their ancestors spent their lives, turning what is for many a frustrating and labor intensive exercise into the trip of a lifetime!
These luxury holidays work by establishing people's Irish family history before their journey to Ireland, and then planning a bespoke vacation around their ancestral homeland. As every family history is unique, each vacation is tailor-made to their own unique history; bringing them to specific places where their ancestors spent their lives and, where possible, reconnecting them with any living relatives.
Founder Howard Kingston, whose own family has provided Irish hospitality for the past three generations, says: 'We kept meeting people who were desperate to reconnect with their Irish roots, but unless they were willing to spend years researching it themselves (and even then with no guarantee of success) there was no way for them to do it. There's something genuinely emotional about visiting where your ancestors spent their lives, we want to help people experience it.'
The genealogists used by Irish Ancestral Holidays are among the best in Ireland; in addition to establishing Barack Obama's Irish ancestral ties, they have completed research for the hit TV series Who Do You Think You Are? in Ireland, UK, Canada and Australia. Each Irish Ancestral Holiday involves weeks of research by a dedicated genealogist. Kingston says 'When it involves your family legacy, only the best will do. We have the best genealogy experts in Ireland working with us, meaning our clients get the best results possible.'
Once Irish Ancestral Holidays establish their client's family history, they plan a private, custom-designed vacation bringing clients to places where their ancestors spent their lives. While on the tour clients also get to see the most beautiful scenery and cultural sights that Ireland has to offer. Luxury accommodation options, including castles, are all individually selected to meet each family's needs and there is the option of chauffeur-driven car or self-drive car. Each family also receive a carefully crafted commemorative album of their Irish family history to show family and friends back home and pass on to the next generation. Irish Ancestral Holidays are the only holiday provider offering these bespoke family history tours to Ireland.
Kingston says: 'Visiting Ireland to retrace your ancestral roots is more than just a one-off holiday; it's something that will stay with your family for generations. We're happy to help families experience this emotional journey.'
For additional information contact Howard Kingston, Howard@iah.ie