Notice:   In light of the covid-19 Pandemic Celtic Quest has decided to cancel the 2020/2021/2022 Research trips to Belfast and to Dublin. Our intention is reschedule research trips for the fall of 2023.


Attention Serious Researchers!

Celtic Quest, LLC, has organized a unique research opportunity for serious researchers.  We are planning two trips which may be done individually or together.  Before you take off for Ireland, your trip directors will also review up to two of your research objectives (per trip) to help make your valuable research time in Ireland more productive (see Research Objectives below).

Dublin: 7 Days, 7 Nights

Sunday, Oct. 11 thru Saturday, Oct. 17depart on Sunday, Oct. 18

Belfast: 6 Days, 6 Nights

Sunday, Oct. 18 thru Friday, Oct. 23, depart on Saturday, Oct. 24


Early Bird Deadline

Save $100 per Trip if deposit and registration received by March 31, 2020


Celtic Quest Research Trips

Celtic Quest, LLC, has organized a unique research opportunity for serious and experienced researchers. Please note: To devote sufficient time to each researcher in Ireland, each trip is limited to the first 15 registrants who send their deposit.  It is required that you have at least identified the county of origin of your ancestor.

Research Objectives

Please take the time to prepare research objectives for review by the trip director. A Celtic Quest Research Objectives Form will be e-mailed to you shortly after you register. Please complete this form with as much detail as possible, including the sources for your information, and return the completed form via email.  Then, to help make your valuable research time in Ireland more productive, and to help you  determine which research facilities will be most beneficial, you will receive  up to 3 hours of pre-trip telephone consultation (can be multiple sessions) with your trip director.

Optional Evening Consultations

On certain evenings, you may schedule an appointment with your trip director to discuss and reevaluate your research objectives.

Need a Roommate to Reduce Costs?

We will assist you in finding a roommate if you would like to share a room with another researcher. Prices are Double occupancy, but Single rooms are available for a higher fee. Non-researching companions are also welcome. Please see the Rate Information page or the Registration Form for complete fee information.

Travel Arrangements

For attendee travel flexibility, participants are responsible for their own air and ground transportation. Most attendees take time before or after the research trip to tour or visit their ancestral homes.

Proof of Overseas Medical Coverage

All participants will be required to show proof of overseas medical coverage prior to submitting final payment. Travel insurance is optional and is available through AAA, Travelguard.com, and other organizations. Emergency Contact information must also be provided to the trip director.

For more information about each research trip, select the Dublin Research Trip tab and/or the Belfast Research Trip tab on the navigation bar at the top of this page.

Included in your Celtic Quest Research trip:


Seven nights (Dublin) or Six nights (Belfast) hotel accommodations with private bath


Full Irish breakfast daily


Professional program, including orientation / lecture


Onsite research assistance at repositories


Research Consultation

Up to 3 hours of pre-trip telephone consultation


Free evening consultations


(Non-researchers are entitled to lodging & breakfast)



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