Daily Pampering: Trace your lineage at The Lodge at Doonbeg

Lodge at Doonbeg, IrelandGot a bit of Irish in you? Visitors to The Lodge at Doonbeg in County Clare, Ireland can now trace their roots through an innovative program that partners guests with Dolores Murrihy and Paddy Waldron, the hotel’s geneaology experts.

Not sure about the exact nature of your ancestry? Begin with an assessment (€40), where the genealogists make an outline research plan and an indication of the prospects of successfully tracing the family further back in time. The outline research plan may recommend further research in your own country before any research can be carried out in Ireland. Want a more in-depth approach? Try the consulting service (€100), an hour-long meeting over tea or coffee where Murrihy and Waldron design personalized research program guiding you to the sources where you are most likely to find results. If it’s found that there’s a strong possiblity of tracing your family further, the geneaologists can compile a research report (minimum €200) or lead a tour if an exact location can be determined. The trip might take in homesteads, cemeteries, schools, churches and other relevant locations.

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