Best of Ireland Adventure 2019

Cliffs-of-Moher-IrelandAn Adventure Sparked by a Surprising DNA test

Earlier this year, my entire family did our DNA tests. Before mailing my tube to the lab, I wrote down what I predicted my genetic makeup to be. All of my life, I was told that I was German and Norweigan with a little bit of French and English mixed in. However, when I received my DNA results, I was shocked.

What did I find?

Although my last name is German of origin and my first name also very German, the largest percentage of my genetic makeup is not from Germany.  With 38% of my DNA coming from the Emerald Isle, I'm more than a wee bit Irish. With this news, I feel like an Irish adventure awaits.

Wanna come to Ireland with me in October 20-26th, 2019?

The Best of Ireland Adventure with Me, Heidi O'Siefkas.

This custom itinerary, The Best of Ireland is a blend of walks along the scenic Cliffs of Mohr, Glendalough Lake, and through Dublin with restful cultural days to make the most of our Irish adventure.

Day 1 – Sunday, October 20th

Group transfer from Dublin airport

Overnight in Glendalough – Dinner included

Day 2 – Monday, October 21st

Walk Glendalough Loop – 11 km around scenic lake in Wicklow Mountains National Park

Overnight in Glendalough – Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 3 – Tuesday, October 22nd

Transfer Glendalough – Cashel

Visit Rock of Cashel

Transfer to Limmerick

Overnight in Limmerick – Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 4 – Wednesday, October 23rd

Transfer Limerick – Liscannor

Walk Liscannor for Cliffs of Mohr walk of 12 km with views from both North and South – Doolin

Transfer Doolin – Galway

Overnight in Galway – Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 5 – Thursday, October 24th

Transfer Galway – Tullamore (1.5h)

Visit ancient monastic site of Clonmacnoise and taste Irish whiskey at distillery Tullamore DEW Experience

Transfer Tullamore – Dublin (1.5h)

Overnight in Dublin – Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 6 – Friday, October 25th

Morning Walking Tour

Afternoon Guinness Storehouse Tour

Overnight in Dublin – Breakfast and Dinner included 

Day 7 – Saturday, October 26th

Group Transfer to Dublin Airport

Breakfast included


Shared double room 1,665 Euros (approx. $1,900)

Single room 1,910 Euros (approx. $2,175)

To learn more and secure your spot with a 300 Euro deposit, click here

An Irish Adventure Awaits - Are You In?

This incredible trip will run with a minimum of 10 guests and a max of 20 guests. (minimum reached in January 2019) To guarantee spot, a 300 Euros deposit (approx. $342) is taken via RSVPify prior to 6/1/19.  Final rooming list of all guests and final payment is needed 60 days prior to trip. (*Deposits after January 2019 are non-refundable.)

Here's to looking up!

Heidi O'Siefkas

6 Responses

  1. I did a DNA rest a few months ago and it was fascinating. My ancestors haven’t moved more than 100 miles in thousands of years!
  2. I've always wanted to do one of those DNA kits. How interesting that your results weren't exactly what you expected. This sounds like such a fun trip!
    • Heidi Siefkas
      Spots are still available. Come along!
  3. I would love to go on a heritage tour. I grew up thinking I was full on Irish, but am actually more British!
  4. Many of my ancestors came from Ireland as well. I've never done the DNA test, but hope to some day. I really want to visit Ireland, it looks like such a beautiful coutnry.
    • Heidi Siefkas
      I'm heading there in Oct. We have one more single room available:

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