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Irish genealogy - Special offers, discounts and deals

Please see my Advertising Disclosure statement HERE


Irish genealogy special offers come in all shapes and sizes and are announced to coincide with traditional festivals (St Patrick's Day/Christmas, for example) and at steady intervals throughout the year.

This page of Irish Genealogy Toolkit is updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it if you want to be certain of picking up a bargain and keeping the cost of your ancestral search under control.

Here are the current special offers and discounts likely to be of interest to Irish family historians and genealogists in general:

*last update, 24 November 2020


Lowest prices of 2020 for AncestryDNA
in Ireland, UK and Australia

Ancestry has launched its 2020 Cyber Sale to Irish, Australian and UK researchers, offering its lowest prices of the year for Ancestry DNA testing kits.

In each case, the prices shown exclude shipping costs.

To take advantage of these low prices, click the flag that's most appropriate to where you live:

The discounts will run until 11:59pm GMT/AEDT on Monday 30 November.




Ancestry DNA test kits - Canada only

Canadian researchers can save $40 CAD when they buy AncestryDNA test kits in this winter sale, which runs until 11:59pm on Saturday 26 December.

The price quoted includes taxes but not shipping.

Click the flag or offer details below:




Irish Roots magazine Gift Packs

Irish Roots, Ireland's only independent genealogy magazine, has some great gift ideas for the genealogist in your life (or treat yourself...  go on, you know you deserve it).

The quarterly magazine is published in County Wicklow and brings you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in North America and Australia; details of newly released or enhanced record-sets; news and comment from Irish genealogy and local history groups; as well as Q&As and news of developments relating to Irish genealogy.

In other words, it's a useful and informative read for Irish genealogists of all levels of experience.

Gift Pack of 4 recent editions, including postage:  €18 (IE); £18 (UK); US$20 (USA); $30 CAD (Canada); $30 AUD (Australia). 

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £30 (UK); US$32 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.




25% discount from RootsIreland

It's always a big deal when RootsIreland.ie offers a discount, and this one is no exception, with a 25% discount available now on 12-month subscriptions.

As most Irish family historians will already be aware, RootsIreland has the most complete and accurate set of online Roman Catholic church records. Those dated to c1880 link to the National Library of Ireland's online register images, where available.
 
Unlike most other online databases, however, RootsIreland's collection of transcriptions continues past these dates, in some counties and parishes continuing to 1920 or even later.

The database, which is managed by the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), currently holds more than 23million records.

In 2020 so far, more than 500,000 records have been added from counties Limerick, Sligo, Kerry, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Westmeath, and South Dublin.

To take advantage of the special offer, place your order by 11:59pm Irish Time / GMT on Thursday 10 December.

To check what is available on RootsIreland for each county, check out the online sources menu.





Irish News Archive: 50% off

The IrishNewsArchive.com holds more than nine million pages from 212 Irish daily and regional newspaper titles published from 1738 to current editions.

The Silver Subscription provides access and pdf downloads to more than 80 local and national titles (see green list).

Standard costs for this package are reduced as follows:

  • One month: down from £29 to £14.50 
  • Annual: reduced from £149 to £74.50.

The Gold Subscription provides access and pdf downloads to all titles in the Silver sub, plus 115 'Radical' publications (see grey list).

Standard costs for this package are reduced as follows:

  • One month: down from £36.50 to £18.25 
  • Annual: reduced from £169 to £84.50.

To take advantage of this rare half price offer from IrishNewsArchive, click the image above to see the dedicated Black Friday Sale page. The offer expires at 11:59pm on Sunday 29 November.





50% discount: MyHeritage DNA
at lowest-ever prices for Black Friday

MyHeritage is offering its DNA testing kits at it's lowest-ever price. What's more, shipping is free if you order two or more kits.

Per kit prices, excluding shipping, are:

  • UK/Ireland: Only £39, reduced from £79‎
  • USA/Canada: Only US$39, reduced from $79‎
  • Australia: Only AU$65, reduced from $139

Click image above to take advantage of these offers before they expire at 11:59pm on Friday November 27, 2020.




Keen to start researching your Irish heritage and genealogy? Jump straight in at the Get Started page.

Irish genealogy special offers come in all shapes and sizes and are announced to coincide with traditional festivals (St Patrick's Day/Christmas, for example) and at steady intervals throughout the year.

This page of Irish Genealogy Toolkit is updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it if you want to be certain of picking up a bargain and keeping the cost of your ancestral search under control.

Here are the current special offers and discounts likely to be of interest to Irish genealogists:

Last update: 24 November 2020


Please see my Advertising Disclosure statements HERE


Lowest prices of 2020 for AncestryDNA
in Ireland, UK and Australia

Ancestry has launched its 2020 Cyber Sale to Irish, Australian and UK researchers, offering its lowest prices of the year for Ancestry DNA testing kits.

In each case, the prices shown exclude shipping costs.

To take advantage of these low prices, click the flag that's most appropriate to where you live:

The discounts will run until 11:59pm GMT/AEDT on Monday 30 November.




Ancestry DNA test kits - Canada only

Canadian researchers can save $40 CAD when they buy AncestryDNA test kits in this winter sale, which runs until 11:59pm on Saturday 26 December.

The price quoted includes taxes but not shipping.

Click the flag or offer details below:




Irish Roots magazine Gift Packs

Irish Roots, Ireland's only independent genealogy magazine, has a great gift idea for the genealogist in your life (or treat yourself...  go on, you deserve it).

The quarterly magazine is published in County Wicklow and brings you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in North America and Australia; details of newly released or enhanced record-sets; news and comment from Irish genealogy and local history groups; as well as Q&As and news of developments relating to Irish genealogy.

In other words, it's a useful and informative read for Irish genealogists of all levels of experience.

Gift Pack of 4 recent editions, including postage:  €18 (IE); £18 (UK); US$20 (USA); $30 CAD (Canada); $30 AUD (Australia). 

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £30 (UK); US$32 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.




Irish News Archive: 50% off

The IrishNewsArchive.com holds more than nine million pages from 212 Irish daily and regional newspaper titles published from 1738 to current editions.

The Silver Subscription provides access and pdf downloads to more than 80 local and national titles (see green list).

Standard costs for this package are reduced as follows:

  • One month: down from £29 to £14.50 
  • Annual: reduced from £149 to £74.50.

The Gold Subscription provides access and pdf downloads to all titles in the Silver sub, plus 115 'Radical' publications (see grey list).

Standard costs for this package are reduced as follows:

  • One month: down from £36.50 to £18.25 
  • Annual: reduced from £169 to £84.50.

To take advantage of this rare half price offer from IrishNewsArchive, click the image above to see the dedicated Black Friday Sale page. The offer expires at 11:59pm on Sunday 29 November.




25% discount from RootsIreland

It's always a big deal when RootsIreland.ie offers a discount, and this one is no exception, with a 25% discount available now on 12-month subscriptions.

As most Irish family historians will already be aware, RootsIreland has the most complete and accurate set of online Roman Catholic church records. Those dated to c1880 link to the National Library of Ireland's online register images, where available.
 
Unlike most other online databases, however, RootsIreland's collection of transcriptions continues past these dates, in some counties and parishes continuing to 1920 or even later.

The database, which is managed by the Irish Family History Foundation (IFHF), currently holds more than 23million records.

In 2020 so far, more than 500,000 records have been added from counties Limerick, Sligo, Kerry, Wicklow, Kilkenny and Westmeath, and South Dublin.

To take advantage of the special offer, place your order by 11:59pm Irish Time / GMT on Thursday 10 December.

To check what is available on RootsIreland for each county, check out the online sources menu.




50% off MyHeritage DNA for Black Friday

MyHeritage is offering its DNA testing kits at it's lowest-ever price. What's more, shipping is free if you order two or more kits.

Per kit prices, excluding shipping, are:

* UK/Ireland: Only £39, reduced from £79‎

* USA/Canada: Only US$39, reduced from $79‎

* Australia: Only AU$65, reduced from $139

Click image a above to take advantage of these offers before they expire at 11:59pm on Friday November 27, 2020.




Keen to start researching your Irish heritage and genealogy? Jump straight in at the Get Started page.