Genealogical, Archaeological and Historical Tours of Sligo and Northwest Ireland-private guided tours

Genealogical, Archaeological and Historical Tours of Sligo and Northwest Ireland-private guided tours

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Summer solstice sunset at Carrowkeel megalithic Cemetery, Co Sligo
Summer solstice sunset at Carrowkeel megalithic Cemetery, Co Sligo

Discover archaeology and history along the Wild Atlantic Way in the beautiful Northwest of Ireland. Book a private guide and chauffeur to bring you to the places you really want to see and traditional tours do not bring you. If you have ancestors from the area you can explore the area they came from and possibly even find the old homestead and long-lost cousins. Learn about the area and about the history and archaeology of the place.

Carrowmore megalithic Cementary in Co Sligo. People lived here since the stone age
Carrowmore megalithic Cementary in Co Sligo. People lived here since the stone age

Sligo and surroundings has a wealth of prehistoric and historical archaeological sites, and one of the densest concentrations of megalithic tombs in the world. It also has stunning landscapes with miles of sandy beaches and romantic lakes. Depending on your interests, I can put a tour together with Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Early Christian and Medieval sights. If you are researching your Irish ancestors, most genealogical data is now freely accessible online but nothing beats a personal visit to the part of Ireland your family came from. I am a Doctor of Archaeology and have a Diploma in Heritage Tourism Management, and hope to make this visit to Ireland a trip of a lifetime.


I have many years experience as a guide and worked in the State service, in a privately owned castle, as a freelance private guide for an agency and for my university. I can also help you to put an interesting itinerary together for the rest of your holidays 

The Iron Age Janus head figures on Boa Island in Co Fermanagh
The Iron Age Janus head figures on Boa Island in Co Fermanagh

 The tour will be totally tailor made to your needs. Each tour is individually designed, keeping your wishes in mind. The day is yours.


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Sunset at Carrowkeel during the summer solstice
Sunset at Carrowkeel during the summer solstice

I am offering archaeological, historical and genealogical tours. If you have ancestors from Ireland, chances are they emigrated from the West of Ireland. I am based in the beautiful North West of Ireland, in Sligo, only 2.5 hours from Dublin. The closer you come to me, the cheaper the tour gets,  otherwise I might have to factor in costs like petrol or overnight accommodation. in any case, Sligo is very beautiful and unspoilt and certainly worth a visit

Kilclooney More portal tomb in SW Donegal. It has two chambers; the smaller can be seen in the background. The tomb produced Early Neolithic pottery.
Kilclooney More portal tomb in SW Donegal. It has two chambers; the smaller can be seen in the background. The tomb produced Early Neolithic pottery.

Ireland has more than 1500 megalithic tombs, and c.500 of them are in Co Sligo. Therefore the Northwest is an ideal base to explore archaeology. Ireland has also more than 1000 castles and 4000 ringforts, the latter being the remains of Early Medieval farmsteads. All together there are more than 100.000 archaeological sites in the landscape and I can guarantee you that we will be spoiled for choice.

Dr Tatjana Kytmannow