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Many of Ireland’s grand estates that take in paying guests are privately owned homes (only a few of which still belong to their original families), so don’t necessarily expect typical hotel amenities such as reception desks and room service. But the experience is well worth it. Here’s our insider’s guide to getting the royal treatment on the Emerald Isle.

Fueled in part by TV shows such as Who Do You Think You Are? in which celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Spike Lee discover their ancestral heritage, interest in roots travel has taken off in the past decade. Here are some tips to get you started tracing your own family tree.