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The Ancestral Connections genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research for those searching for their Irish roots. It takes place in University College Cork, one of the world’s leading universities. Concession rate available for Ireland XO members.

UCC Ancestral Connections Summer School

All aspects of family history are covered by a series of presentations and ‘hands on’ workshops given by a selection of Ireland’s leading genealogical lecturers and experts. The latest online and offline sources are described and explained in presentations which will be of great interest to the seeker of Irish roots and family history, whether beginner or expert.

Ancestral Connections offer a range of different packages to suit your genealogy research needs and all genealogy enthusiasts will find this interesting and a great way to spend some time in the beautiful city of Cork.

It's not all work! A number of field trips are offered featuring sites and locations in Cobh, Spike Island, Fota House, Not forgetting, optional evening tours to sites of interest in Cork itself, ‘the Venice of Ireland’, and fieldtrips to the beautiful town of Youghal, Beal na Blath and the beautiful Bride Valley. Picture: Cork City Landscape

Campus accommodation has been secured for the duration of the Summer School at UCC and there is a a list of additional accommodation providers on request. Please email Course Co-ordinator Lorna Moloney with any of your queries regarding travel and accommodation on

We welcome international visitors and registration is now open.

Concession rate available for Ireland XO members

Ancestral Connections is offering a concession rate to Ireland XO members who sign up for this course. This amounts to a 15% discount off the full price.  A further 10% discount is offered to Ireland XO members when more than one course is choosen from their Adult Continuing Education courses.  A full list of prices and special concession rates can be seen by scrolling down the page.

To avail of this conceession price (see below for list of prices), please contact Ancestral Connections Summer School Co-ordinator Lorna Moloney at E: or 353-(0)85-8721184 or 353-21-4904702

Ancestral Connections Summer School Programme