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Irish Family History Centre

Closed Now: 12:00 - 17:00
Open today: 12:00 - 17:00
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour
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EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Tour
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The Irish Family History Centre as part of EPIC Ireland offers a historical family research service. The Irish Family History Centre will brings an exciting way for visitors to search for Irish Ancestors and discover their own unique family story...more
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Custom House Quay | CHQ Building, Dublin Dublin 1, Ireland
+353 1 905 9216
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Irish Family History Centre for one purpose - to track down information about my Irish family. In just one hour with Patrick Roycroft, a genealogy expert, I obtained more information on my grandfather's family than I had gathered in five years of...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I started my Irish genealogy search over 40 years ago I did not expect to find anything new, but with the help of the young man who assisted me I found a record of my great grandparents marriage as well as other information. They...More

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to IFHC today with a vague description of my paternal grandfather. I left with a massive smile on my face as I found way more information than anticipated. I can go back in great detail to 1859 in just half an hour. Patrick was...More

Thank hennessydandb
Reviewed 13 October 2018

If you go to the Irish Emigration Museum, spend some time in this area off the gift shop. For a modest fee, you will get unlimited time on their databases along with real human, helpful and patient guides. If you have Irish ancestors, there are...More

Thank TheRickSmith
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We spent an hour with Patrick, and benefited from his knowledge and skills in conducting family history research. Especially appreciated his genuine interest in our family’s history. Well worth the money.

Thank David-Mila
Reviewed 11 October 2018

I recently took a trip to Ireland with my Mom. She knew she had Irish heritage and wanted to learn more while we were there. I'd read about the Irish Family History Centre and booked a 1/2 hour session with a genealogist. While everyone at...More

Thank jarync
Reviewed 9 October 2018

For the short time that the staff were able to help us, we learned about a few relatives. Would have appreciated a little more time spent with us and perhaps some written info on how to look up info once at home. The staff were...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018

Generally, when a 'museum' or gallery goes to these digital lengths to get the general population excited about the topic I am underwhelmed. After all, if it is a compelling subject then it shouldn't be overshadowed by lights and sounds but worth reading and direct...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Irish Emigration Museum is so well done, with a mix of ancient history, the 1845 - 49 Famine, more contemporary issues, including music, literature, etc.The young man who was at the genealogy computer was not helpful. As a matter of fact, he acted as...More

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1  Thank Charles T
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you are visiting Dublin and have any trace of Irish blood in your system a definite must is a visit to the "Epic" Irish Emigration Museum, and the attached Irish Family History Centre. My grandmother was born in Ireland but the family never heard...More

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Response from susanmI367ES | Reviewed this property |
We purchased the combo ticket to the museum and history centre for €22. This included a 15 minute consultation with a researcher, but because it was my husband and I we actually got 30 minutes with them. We also got there... More