Explore UCD

UCD Home >
overlay image


Learning more about your ancestors and where they came from can give you a great link to the past. Read on to find out more about how you can uncover your Irish roots.


Over 30 million Americans claim Irish heritage, thanks largely to the thousands of Irish who fled the famine of the 1840s and made a new life for themselves in the U.S. This number is higher than the the population of Ireland itself.

If you believe that you're one of this huge Irish-American grouping, then here’s your chance to delve a little further into your roots and learn more about your family – both during your Study Abroad trip to Ireland and before you even set out.

So to help out, we've put together a number of tips and shortcuts to help you track down your Irish roots – and all from the comfort of your own laptop!

Find out more here

Stay at UCD

UCD Village University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland
T: 353 1 716 1333 | E: summer@ucd.ie