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Geneology trip

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Geneology trip

I would like to visit Ireland foot about two weeks. Would like to include the counties of my ancestors. They are Mayo, Westmeath, Cork, and Dundalk in Louth. I have no idea how to coordinate this, or what to see. Please help with any advice. Thanks.

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1. Re: Geneology trip

Have you more specific details as to where in those counties they came from. Cork and Mayo in particular are big counties.

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Perfectly possible in 2 weeks as a Road Trip As Harvey has said narrowing down would help.. As always do as much research before you arrive rather than consume what will be precious time on the ground here. The other point might be that having a Hire car will make things far more possible than relying on Public transport, especially if you have to get to more remote areas,

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I'm pretty sure about Cobh. I'm having trouble pinpointing the area in Mayo. Thanks

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How much ancestral research have you done and what do you expect to find in these places. Dundalk for instance is quite a large town but has changed considerably over the years.

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For Co Mayo, for example, you could fill in your ancestor surname (family name) in the link below and get an idea if it was prevalent in that county in the mid 1800s:

http://www.irishtimes.com/ancestor/surname/

This is not going to be very helpful if the names involved are Murphy or Kelly, but, in the event of it being McManamon (or, a variant thereof), it might be somewhat useful.

irishtimes.com/ancestor/…index_ma.htm

http://www.mayo.irish-roots.net

This Ireland Reaching Out web site might be of help - although the more specific the information you have (in terms of full names, place names, and dates), the more helpful it is likely to be:

http://www.irelandxo.com

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Start with your oldest living relatives and see if you can get some names and timelines of your immigrating ancestors. Check "Shiplists" for the names if possible, which might give you their departure point. Check Rootsweb for surname forums. Check your home country first, to see where your people might have settled, and see if you can trace anybody back from there.

Watch it! Genealogy can become an obsession!

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