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Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO)

Ireland Reaching Out is a national reverse genealogy programme whose aim is to link the diaspora back to their homeplace in Ireland.

Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) operates on a parish by parish basis helping people to research their Irish roots. By working through the parish records, volunteers contact the living descendants of parishioners who emigrated in the past and invite them to rediscover their own personal history.

IrelandXO offers an extraordinary opportunity for local parish communities to extend the numbers of people committed to their parish by inviting its own Diaspora worldwide to become involved in their place of origin.

The programme is an opportunity to boost tourism and bring economic benefit to the area.

Find your Parish:

If your ancestors came from Ireland and you would like to find out more about them, the IrelandXO programme will endeavor to help you as part of your research.