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Explore Ireland

Being part of something, feeling connected. These are the things that nurture the spirit. Uncover your roots on a tour around the island of Ireland designed to bring you closer to your family than you ever thought possible. We'll help you find your way home.

Genealogy & Names

There are 32 counties in Ireland (26 counties in the Republic of Ireland and 6 counties in Northern Ireland)

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Family Names History

Origin of most common Irish surnames

Genealogy 101

Genealogy has long been a favorite pastime in Ireland

Irish Regions

Ireland is a place of incomparable beauty. An island situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, Ireland features low central plains surrounded by a ring of coastal mountains.

Featured County: Dublin

To get to know Dublin is to get to know Ireland, for the Fair City was founded by a tribe of Vikings in 795 AD and remains one of the oldest settlements in Ireland. Dublin also played its part in both the War for Independence (1919-21) and the Irish Civil War (1922-23) – a close look at the columns of the General Post Office and the angels on the O'Connell monument on Dublin's main street, O'Connell Street, still reveal the bullet holes leftover from the 1916 Easter Rising. Read More...

Family Names with Dublin Origins

Tourist Sites Quiz

Given a famous Irish tourist spot, find it on the map of Ireland, see how you score. Challenge your friends!

Irish Country Quiz

Have you ever found yourself looking at a map of Ireland, knowing which county you want to see, but starting your search in entirely the wrong place?

Irish Rivers & Lakes Quiz

Given the name of a lake or river, find it on the map of Ireland, see how you score. Challenge your friends!

Irish Geography 101

Ireland is a place of incomparable beauty. Here, velvet blue skies flank rolling green hills; ancient stone cliffs are battered by crashing waves, and crystal lakes shimmer in the sun.

Irish Interests

There thousands of years of Irish culture to capture. Below we have given you a starting point to delve into all the various aspects of Irish interests.

Featured Article: Samuel Beckett

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde writer, dramatist and poet, writing in English and French. Beckett's work offers a bleak outlook on human culture and both formally and philosophically became increasingly minimalist in his later career. Read More...

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Irish History & Legends

The placid lakes and peaceful, green valleys of Ireland belie its dramatic history. Fraught with invasions and political intrigue, famine and flight, the history of Ireland unwinds in a compelling narrative. The first two centuries of this tale were characterized by Viking raids and Norse invasions.

Featured Article: Michael Collins

Michael ("Mick") Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and MP for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Read More...

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