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Tracing your roots

In the 2011 Australian census over 2 million people claimed Irish descent.

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Trace your Irish roots

Some 70 million people around the world claim Irish roots. If you are one of them, there are a number of ways you can celebrate your heritage and discover more about where you come from.

To find out more, you may be interested in initiatives such as Ireland Reaching Out and the Gathering 2013. Tourism Ireland has produced a guide to tracing your Irish ancestors.