"The Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) project is based on a simple idea; instead of waiting for people of Irish descent to trace their roots, we go the other way."
This seems like a very cool idea and I hope it catches on.
My maternal great grandfather, Dennis McFadden, was from Tullaghobely, Co. Donegal. I haven't been able to find exactly when he came over or with which family members, but perhaps this project can help me get closer to figuring it out.
Also, it makes me want to plan my bicycling tour/genealogy trip to Ireland very soon.