Ireland Reaching Out

Ireland XO is an Irish-government sponsored project based on a simple idea. Instead of waiting for people of Irish heritage from around the world abroad to come to Ireland to trace their ancestry, the people of Ireland, organised parish by parish are going the other way; through national and local records, we are identifying who emigrated from Ireland, tracing them and their descendants across the world. At present, the national pilot project is well underway in South-East Galway and is set to expand nationally in the future.