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Discover Your Family History with the Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre

Corofin, North Clare


Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre is the longest-established genealogy centre in Ireland. It offers a professional genealogical research service for those wishing to trace their Irish ancestry, particularly in Co. Clare.

Founded in 1982, the flagship genealogy centre has the largest collection of family history material housed in any one place to enable persons with Co. Clare roots to trace their forebears.

The Parochial registers (baptismal and marriage) from all of Co. Clare’s 47 parishes form the core of a unique database that includes a range of civil records (birth, marriages and deaths), property, estate and landlord records, census returns, cemetery records, school records, emigration records, obituary and marriage notices, historical and estate maps, and parish histories.

Clare Heritage & Genealogy Centre offers several research options tailored to meet your needs, which include:

A comprehensive family history report: 

They compile an in-depth family history report. It is written in the narrative style and outlines your family’s history in Co. Clare – it is presented in ‘bound book’ format and includes copies or original documents. The result contributes to your heritage and sense of place, allowing you to further appreciate your link to Co. Clare.

One-to-one consultation: 

Work with a professional, experienced, locally-based genealogist at the genealogy centre in Corofin or as an online session. During the consultation, the genealogist will assess your family information, answer any queries, offer advice and tips for research and work with you on furthering your knowledge of your family story.


  • Longest established genealogy centre in Ireland with over 40 years of experience.
  • Holds the most comprehensive collection of family history records for Co. Clare.
  • Unique database for five million records.
  • Highly informed, experienced and local staff.

Good to Know

Participation fees: Fees apply.

Open: Open year-round.

Duration: 60 to 80 minutes.

Suitable for younger children: Moderately suited.

Rainy days: All indoor.

Toilet facilities: On-site. 

Assistance/guide dogs: Permitted.

Accessibility: Partially accessible, with accessible toilets. 

Parking: Free on-site car parking. 

Details are subject to change. It is always advisable to check the opening dates, times, prices, and other information on their website or directly with the activity before visiting or booking.

About Corofin


Located on the River Fergus and surrounded by lakes, the picturesque village of Corofin is a gateway town to the world-famous Burren region.