Irish Castle

Walk in the footsteps of your ancestors

Professional Genealogist Helen Kelly can help you trace your Irish Ancestors.

Welcome to Helen Kelly Genealogy

This site offers an overview of the services provided by professional genealogist, Helen Kelly.


If you are considering a trip to Dublin to carry out your own ancestral research and are confused about which of Dublin’s many record offices are most suitable to your research, you may wish to avail of Helen Kelly’s genealogy consultancy services.

Find out more about the consultancy services


Since 2000 Helen has delivered lectures on genealogy to various visiting corporate and tourism groups, and to societies and clubs at home and abroad. She has also broadcast on radio and television in many countries including Ireland and the United States.

Organise a lecture with Helen Kelly now


If you would like to have your Irish ancestry researched and are uncertain how to start, why not avail of Helen Kelly’s free on-line assessment service? Helen will then assess your information and provide you with an estimate of the cost of possible research.

Begin your research trail with a free on-line assessment

What Our Clients Say

  • Helen – I just wanted to thank you for your recent wonderful lecture on Irish genealogy. I have attended many such lectures over the past 2 years, and I have to say yours was my favourite. You are so enjoyable to listen to. Keep up your great work!

    S. Nolan
    Co. Meath - January 2018
  • As the grand child of Irish immigrants, I grew up hearing stories about my family back in Ireland. Our family was of modest means and being born in 1963, I did not grow up with the easy communication we have today. My family was exceedingly proud of its Irish heritage and I think my dad would have LOVED to know his first cousins in Roscommon. We have toyed with, but never made much progress. It is in this context that I was so delighted to lean about Helen Kelly, the Shelbourne Genealogy Butler. With some modest information from me, Helen unlocked a magical world of family history. She provided me with wonderful information as well as the tools to dig deeper. My hour with Helen was the high point of my trip to Dublin and I have already referred her to friends.

    M. Langan
    USA - February 2018
  • My whole family is thrilled with your research results. I called my mother and told her to “pack her bags.” because I’m taking her to Ireland. I could “hear” her tearing up. Thank you for this extremely thorough report.

    M. A.
    Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
  • A quick look (at your research report) has enthralled me and excited me. I am truly grateful to you and your efforts in this research and I am sure that my family will be happy to know of your findings.

    Martin Kelly
    Crewe Cheshire, U.K.
  • The fond but vague interest I felt for my Irish roots became defined, and even urgent, when my close relatives were no longer around to tell precious family stories. I had little information when I set out to find my grandfather´s tracks. By some stroke of luck, I landed at Helen´s doorstep at the very outset. Her knowledge and enthusiasm were instrumental in my finding and connecting with a family history that has changed my life. And her understanding of the significance of these journeys is an added value to the excellent service she offers.

    Cristina Abaca
    Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina