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Only for men, this test will uncover your fatherline and the long journeys made by your ancestors out of the deep past.

Partly because they keep their surnames and until the age of mass transport were unlikely to move far from their places of birth, men can discover a tremendous ancestral hinterland by taking a YDNA test. Once your subtype has been identified, our scientists and historians will tell its story, the story of your fatherline.

They will discover where your subtype first arose, how old it is and where it spread to. Some YDNA markers are very ancient, others came into being in recorded history and can be tracked.The founding lineages of Ireland, those brave and resourceful pioneers who arrived in the warming north after the end of the last ice age, were later joined by waves of Celtic language speakers. Later still, with the Anglian invasions and the Viking raids, different Y chromosome subtypes from Northern Europe established themselves in Ireland and to complete a rich and vivid picture, more Europeans arrived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Where do you fit into this sweeping narrative, as history rumbled across the face of our nation? When did your forefathers, your fatherline, arrive on Ireland's shores? Our scientists and historians can answer these immense questions – who are you and where did you come from?

We have highlighted the fatherline in the family tree to the left. The Y chromosome is a piece of DNA which is inherited down this line, from father to son to grandson. It is the single largest piece of DNA which is inherited as one block and contains many markers which allow us to identify over one hundred different groups of related Y chromosomes and many subtypes within each group. Throughout history it appears that men have tended to stay relatively near to where they were born over many generations, and so these groups and subtypes are often limited to one part of the world. Y chromosome testing is therefore a very powerful way of learning about the ancestry of your fatherline, of the men who in most cases gave you your surname. Note that the Y chromosome does not provide information about your mother’s family nor any of the women who married into your fatherline. This test can only be taken by men.


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Raw Y

Only for men, the Raw Y test is for those with prior experience in genetic ancestry testing. You will get tested for over 15,000 Y Chromosome markers from our new Chromo2 chip - which includes all markers from ISOGG plus many more that are not yet in the public domain - but with no interpretation or historical narrative.

Once your results are ready, you will be able to download a complete list of the markers found to be positive in your Y Chromosome, as well as those that are negative. This will allow you to conduct your own research and compare your results to other members of the same surname or haplogroup project.


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Chromo2 YDNA

Your fatherline story from over 15,000 Y chromosome markers, more than any other product on the market.

€229

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The Chromo2 YDNA test is also available in our packages, saving you money on multiple tests. See our full product range below for more information.

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Chromo2 Raw YDNA

A complete list of markers found in your Y Chromosome. Your genetic information without the ancestral narrative.

€160

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Please note, our typical turnaround time is 8 - 10 weeks.

Our Full Product Range

All of our different products are listed below, including packages which can save you money when buying multiple tests. Use the buttons to filter the tests to those available to males and those available to females. As our YDNA test uses markers on the Y Chromosome to reveal the fatherline, it is not available to women. For women wishing to discover their fatherline, we recommend that they get their brother to take the test for them as he will share the same maternal and paternal line results and has a Y Chromosome to test.

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Chromo2 Complete - All Chromo2 Tests

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Chromo Complete - Combined

Order the Chromo2 combined mtDNA and YDNA test and All My Ancestry with our Blue Eyes and Red-Head trait tests and save €269.

€309

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Chromo Complete - mtDNA

Order both Chromo2 mtDNA and All My Ancestry with our Blue Eyes and Red-Head trait tests and save €269.

€269

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Fatherline

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Chromo2 YDNA

Your fatherline story from over 15,000 Y chromosome markers, more than any other product on the market.

€229

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Just Markers

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Chromo2 Raw YDNA

A complete list of markers found in your Y Chromosome. Your genetic information without the ancestral narrative.

€160

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Motherline

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Chromo2 mtDNA

Your motherline story from over 3,000 mitochondrial markers, along every known mtDNA branch. The resolution of your results with be higher and more comprehensive than any other chip.

€229

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Combined Tests - Fatherline and Motherline

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Chromo2 Combined - YDNA and mtDNA

Your fatherline story from over 15,000 Y chromosome markers. And your motherline from over 3,000 mitochondrial DNA markers.

€269

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All My Ancestry

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All My Ancestry

Your recent ancestral mix from over 250,000 autosomal markers.

€209

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Trait Testing Add-Ons

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Blue Eyes

Discover the genetics of your eye colour with our Chromo2 Blue Eyes test. Is your eye colour rare for the genotype you have? What is the probability that your children will have blue, green or brown eyes? Find out with the Blue Eyes test. Become part of the blue eyes story - even if you don’t have blue eyes!

This test can be ordered as an addon to a previous purchase of one of our Chromo2 DNA ancestry tests.

€65

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Red-Head

Find out if you carry any of the 33 red-head variants we test for on the MC1R gene.

This test can be ordered as an addon to a previous purchase of one of our Chromo2 DNA ancestry tests.

€35

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Your Results - What you will receive

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View a demonstration Chromo2 result including the historical narrative and supporting materials.

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All My Ancestry Test

View a demonstration of a chromosome painting. Discover what a global connections plot looks like and tells you.

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Blue Eyes Test

View an example of the Blue Eye results. Compare your result to the rest of the nation, discover the blue eyes story and learn the science behind your results.

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Red-Head Test

View your redhead variants plotted on the MC1R gene, their transmission probabilities and variant strength.