Who do you think you are?

Family history comes alive with a visit to EPIC and the Irish Family History Centre

Did you know what over the centuries some 10 million people have emigrated from the island of Ireland? Today it's estimated that as many as 70 million people around the world are of Irish descent. Here at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and the Irish Family History Centre we offer visitors to Ireland a better understanding of what it means to be Irish. 

The Irish Family History Centre are our official genealogy partners, and their centre focuses on bringing Irish genealogy and family history to life with their team of dedicated genealogists and decades of experience in helping people unearth their Irish roots.

Below we've outlined some of these stories they've helped discover, as well as their advice and tips for starting your own research. If you need any further help you can book an online genealogy consultation.


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Communities nationwide tapping into the Ireland XO

Laura Colleran explains how you can connect with your ancestral community through Ireland Reaching Out.

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What’s in a surname? Quite a lot, actually!

What's in a surname? Dr Paul Cotter explains the meaning of Irish surnames and what secrets can tell you.

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Long-lost family histories unearthed

The IFHC have helped countless people find their lost Irish connections, and uncover amazing stories of their ancestors. They've also been called upon by US presidents, royalty and Hollywood stars for their expertise.


How Moneygall gave birth to President Obama

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Tom Cruise journey from Hollywood, Dublin to Hollywood, California

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Princess Charlene’s Irish ancestors were globetrotting entrpreneurs

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How the IFHC discovered Joe Biden and Rob & Dave Kearney were long-lost cousins.

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Martin Walsh

Discover how the IFHC team unravelled the untold story of Martin Walsh from a collection of letters.

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The remarkable story of David Hadden, the Skibbereen Famine Doctor who saved so many.

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Visit EPIC and IFHC

You can visit the IFHC and EPIC together, and discover how the story of Irish emigration and genealogy have unfolded over the centuries. Tickets to visit both EPIC and the IFHC together start from €34.

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Need more help?

Are you inspired to start discovering your Irish roots? The Irish Family History Centre are always available to help. Contact them today with your query and see how best they can help you begin your journey by booking an online  consultation!

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