How lovely that you will come and visit the Emerald Isle so soon, in January! It's absolutely wonderful that you are helping your husband with uncovering his Irish roots, and perhaps find living relatives. His ancestral connection with Tipperary will certainly add an extra dimension to your visit - what a lucky coincidence you booked a stay in the hometown of his forebears!
General useful genealogy resources
can be found on our website - although we suspect you might already be aware of those since your husband is, as you say, a family history buff.
I would suggest you contact the helpful folks of the North Tipperary Genealogy Centre
or the South Tipperary Genealogy Centre
. Another possibility could be contacting the local newspaper and put in a classified ad. Here is a lovely story
of someone who did just that and had a great response.
As you know, for privacy reasons it is not possible to search for living relatives. However, as you visit the region where his family originates from you can certainly share your story with people you meet, and you just might find relatives that way - it wouldn't be the first time that happened!
I wish you and your husband a grand time on our wee island. Do let me know if you have any more questions about your upcoming holiday. If you make any interesting discoveries, please feel free to share with us here! We love hearing stories about old and new family connections made.