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Irish Genealogy

With many guests arriving from overseas, a lot of interest has been generated in Irish genealogy. There are a number of sources of information which can assist you in tracing your family roots in Ireland. It is best to start your research by gathering as many details as possible on your ancestors who left many years ago, such as names, locations and dates. Once basic background data has been established, the following resources may be of further assistance in tracing your family tree.

  • The National Archives
  • The National Library
  • The General Register Office
  • The Valuation Office
  • The Registry of Deeds
  • Cork County Library
  • Cork City Library


Commissioned Research

Hayfield Manor is delighted to recommend Historian and Genealogist Dr. Paul MacCotter. Dr. MacCotter offers a bespoke genealogy service and will be delighted to tailor his research to suit your needs. This service is particularly valuable to those who live abroad, as conducting the research can take a few weeks. Paul is also delighted to offer mentoring sessions for those who prefer to conduct their own research. Please note that a minimum of six weeks notice is required in order to create a full genealogical profile.

For more information, please contact Josie O'Kelly on +353 (0) 21 4845912 or email


Once your research is complete, a visit to Cork may be in order. Hayfield Manor have a number of luxurious packages to suit. For more information, please email or call +353 (0) 21 4845900.

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