Emigrant Ship Certificate

The image of the Emigrant Ship ready to set sail from Dublin, evokes the memory of our Ancestors and the often treacherous journey they undertook to seek out a new life away from their homeland. Read more about the design

Certificate Prices

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Certificate Only: €40.00 (less than US$55)
Framed Certificate: €100.00 (less than US$135)
Additional Certificates from just €29.00 (less than US $40)


“This certificate ties the link between Ireland and Australia as well as the method by which my family travelled”Kevin, Australia

“Your document finding service is excellent – couldn’t have done it without you!”Jack, USA

“Emigrant Ship Design – I found it very moving, since my family emigrated by ship during the famine”Victoria, USA

“I think it is fantastic! I am delighted with my Certificate which now has pride of place in my living room!”Maureen, UK

“My ancestors came over on a ship. I had started to read about the voyages on these ships, and this certificate was an acknowledgment of how they came”Sue, USA

Additional Certificates

There are great savings when you purchase more than one Certificate!

Additional Certificates cost just €29.00 and are shipped for FREE to the same delivery address.

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Why not get your Certificate ready to hang on your wall?

There are three frame options available: Mahogany, Brushed Gold and Veneer.

Frames cost an additional €60.00 per Certificate

Specifications: The frames are approximately 18″x15″ (450mm x 370mm) and include:

  • Eco Optiplex
  • Acid Free mount and barrier board
  • 2mm MDF backing and hanging fittings

Your framed Certificate is dispatched in specially tailored packaging designed to protect your Certificate during transit.

How to Apply for a Certificate

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Our customer service team can help you with all aspects of the process, including information on the Self Declaration Document. You also have the option to get a professional to do the entire application on your behalf.

If you are wondering what the personalized Certificate will look like, or want to email an image to someone in advance, you can preview it here.

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Certificate of Irish Heritage - Lyn Griffiths

“I think it is just fantastic to have recognition from the Irish Government of my Irish Heritage and to be able to proudly display it on my wall for all to see. Thank you Ireland for not forgetting those who left in search of a better future for their families, and their descendants who are so proud of their heritage, you have given us something so special.”(Lyn Griffiths, New Zealand)

Certificate of Irish Heritage - James G. Mohan

“Every year my family proudly display our Irish roots by marching in the St Patricks Day Parade in Saint Louis. This year will be our 29th year. I was really excited when I opened the package and saw the certificate. I must say it is beautiful and that is not just my opinion, it was the opinion of my family and friends that have seen it as well.”(James G. Mohan, USA)

Certificate of Irish Heritage - Daniel Johnson

“We are the product of history, of great voyages, of people who were very, very courageous. They crossed the ocean and came here in difficult circumstances, and instilled a determination in their descendants, and a pride in their accomplishments.”(Daniel Johnson, former PM of Quebec, Canada)

Certificate of Irish Heritage - Sharon Kopulos

“I was thrilled to find out that the Government of Ireland was offering me the opportunity to acknowledge my grandparents and my Irish ancestry with the Certificate of Irish Heritage. It hangs in a prominent place in my home, where it continues to remind my children and grandchildren, they are descendants of a strong, proud people.”(Sharon Kopulos, USA)