Local residents will be able to find out about their Irish ancestry at this Saturday's Irish Heritage and Cultural Festival at Berrima.
One in three of us, can claim Irish heritage and out of 160,000 convicts, 45,000 of those came from Ireland.
In addition to this there were alot of free settlers.
Harpers Mansion will be running a 'Celebrate Your Convict Ancestry' program and there will be an Irish band, poetry recitals and a visit from the Irish Ambassador.
The General Surveyor Inn will also be serving Irish food.
For a full list of events head to: https://www.southern-highlands.com.au/events/whats-on/the-irish-heritage-and-cultural-festival