2018 - NUI Galway Irish Ancestry Summer School 1st July – 6th July


Tyrone Bowes was a former Senior Scientist at NUIG before launching Irish Origenes (www.irishorigenes.com) in 2011. Since 2012 he has been doing personalised DNA Case study reports for those with Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh and even mainland European origins. His most notable customers to date have included the current President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabine, the late Norman P. McClelland (founder of Shamrock foods, and the McClelland Irish Library and Cultural Centre), and Professor Sir George Bain, former President and Vice Chancellor of Queens University. He has given talks worldwide on Irish DNA and has produced a produced a range of Irish databases, maps and online tools that are designed specifically for use with commercial ancestral DNA test results. He resides in Galway City with his wife and 3 kids and is currently writing a book entitled the ‘The DNA and Surnames of Ireland.’