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Ancestry Trips to Ireland and Scotland

Personalized trips to trace the heritage of your family history starting at $1,241*

Turn back the pages of your Celtic story

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What if one vacation could change your life? What if it showed you more than just the iconic sights? What if it showed you… you? At Brendan, we know the power of connection. Rediscovering your roots gives you a better sense of place, a stronger legacy, a deeper appreciation for family, and a greater understanding of the culture that lives in you, no matter where you live in the world.


“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”

Heritage vacations in Ireland and Scotland

Retrace the footsteps of your heritage

There’s always more to the story and you’re after it. We can create custom and self-guided itineraries to help you retrace your ancestors’ footsteps by visiting family tombs and homesteads, meeting long-lost relatives, or strolling the neighborhoods where your own personal story began.

Genealogy vacations in Ireland and Scotland

Expert genealogists to guide you

With over 120 million people tracing their heritage back to the Celtic Isles, we’re here to help you learn more about your clan. We’ll connect you to local genealogists who can offer insight and advice; guiding you along your ancestral journey.

Reconnect to your Celtic roots

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Here are a few of our favorite experiences to help you turn
back the pages of your Celtic story.

VIP tour at The EPIC Museum in Dublin, Ireland

The EPIC Museum

Take a VIP tour with the Museum Curator and book a Genealogy Consultation complete with a family history report.

The Culloden Battlefield in Scotland

The Culloden Battlefield

Discover the origin of your surname in detail as you sort through the resources and find out where your family stood during the epic clash dating back to 1745.

The Book of Kells at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College & the Book of Kells

In Dublin’s City Center, explore Ireland’s greatest cultural treasure, a spectacular library home to more than 200,000 books; some dating back to the 9th century.

There is history in the place you stay

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Here are a few of our hand-picked accommodations to help you unravel your Celtic story.

The exterior of Butler House Kilkenny Ireland

Butler House

The charming Dower House of Kilkenny Castle since 1786 brings history, charm, and a warm welcome to all who visit.

The Exterior of Clonalis House Roscommon Ireland

Clonalis House

This 700-acre estate has a rich history of being the home to Kings of Ireland and Connacht for over 1,000 years and it is ready to tell you its unique story.

The exterior of Solis Lough Eske Caste Donegal Ireland

Solis Lough Eske Castle

With a rich history dating back to the 1400s this historic storybook castle setting delivers superior hospitality and comfort to guests of every kind.

Sample itineraries for inspiration

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Here are some sample itineraries to get you dreaming. Our Celtic Experts can work with you to customize and build your vacation of a lifetime.

Family vacations in Ireland

Adventures for the whole family

As the Celtic Experts, we know how to keep your whole clan smiling together with memories that will last a lifetime. Learn more about our family-friendly adventures for everyone; young and old.

Terms & Conditions: *$1,241 from pricing is based on Ireland's Wild Atlanic Way on January 02. Price is per person, land only and based on double occupancy. Subject to availability; varies by inclusions and travel dates. Conditions apply. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy of the enclosed content. Brendan Vacations cannot be held responsible for typographical errors or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Other conditions may apply. CST# 2084503-20