Discover your Irish Roots in the Shannon Region
Discover your Irish Roots
Are you ancestors are from Ireland? Research tells us that most people of Irish Heritage living abroad will, at some time in their lives, try to discover more about their roots and connections to Ireland.
The Ireland Reaching Out Programme (Ireland XO), actively encourages YOU to do so and can help you in your quest. There are no fees as Ireland XO is a non-profit, voluntary organisation. Embarking on a paper trail of researching your genealogical records may only take you so far. Ireland XO volunteers in Ireland can help you find that elusive headstone, or the spot where your ancestral home once stood, or even connect you with your own living relatives in Ireland.
More than anything, Ireland XO is about connecting people, creating lifelong relationships between those of us who share a special bond of place. It is about celebrating the living heritage of Ireland as well as that of the past, and the heritage of Irish people, wherever they are found around the world today.
Come visit your home in Ireland!
Whether your ancestral community finds you, or you find them, you can seek direct genealogical research advice and assistance from them at no cost. In addition, local volunteer community teams, trained in local heritage, are ready to meet and greet you should you chose to visit Ireland – and there is no better year to come than 2013!
Come Home for The Gathering Ireland 2013!
Ireland Reaching Out is an enthusiastic partner of “The Gathering Ireland 2013”, a major series of events and festivals celebrating Irish culture, history and genealogy. It’s the perfect year for YOU to come home with family or friends, to celebrate being Irish! For further information on The Gathering visit www.thegatheringireland.com
Ireland XO offers a Free Service
If you would like Ireland XO to help you find out where you and your people are from in Ireland, please register with us. It’s a free volunteer-led parish-based service. To begin, simply register on the website www.irelandxo.com and tell us what you already know.
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