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History of the Irish in KC www.Irishroots.com
with Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

21 KC Irish Video Interviews
The complete series from the Irish Roots
Cafe is now posted on YouTube, click our playlist
below and choose your favorite shows..
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw_YAwPivk6q5UvzNPSdzYNkEK8ZnivsG

Those we interviewed (first season)
The series includes shows with Terrence OMally,
Bob Worley, Connie Dover, Peggy Sheehan, Kerry Brown,
Chuck Haddix, Tom Walsh, Frank and Patsy Pope,
Jodi Watson, Mike Murphy, Pat ONeil, Margaret Jordon,
Mike Burke, Peter Adams, Pete Maher, Stephanie Mahoney,
Rachel Casey, and Dave Browne.

Topics
We start with the oldest days, going back to the
19th century, including the first Irish workers
to settle the town of Kansas. Pendergast is covered
in several shows, and of course Sheehans and Brownes
are included as favorite spots in modern day history.
Dancers and musicians are covered as well, even an
old song from Tin Pan Alley days, published in
Kansas City when it was noted for sheet music
publishing.

Season Two to Follow, God willing
Season one (above) is the first series of its kind on
the Irish in Kansas City.
We plan a second set of interviews, to cover more history
of the Irish here, on our new upcoming video blogs.
Your input is invited.

-Mike O’Laughlin
www.Irishroots.com
YouTube Home Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLvlTIEbfxs7SrQmQRG-9QQ

p.s. I have 160 Irish videos on YouTube, including song,
genealogy, history, language and live shows. Please
subscribe if you find them interesting.

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www.Irishroots.com
Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Free 1916 Irish Exhibit
The date for this exhibit at Spencer Library
on the KU campus at Lawrence has been extended
until the end of July. Open 9 to 5, Mon. thru Fri.

International Visitors
Rare books and manuscript materials are included
in this collection supervised by Elspeth Healey.
…Part of the O’Hegarty collection, consisting
of some 25,000 pieces from Ireland.

My walk through
Take a look at the video I made last week on
a walk through with Elspeth, viewing these
items. Click to See my video below
Easter 1916 Ireland, Rebellion and Memory
https://youtu.be/gYl0r4csHRU

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Books on Every County in Ireland plus
Annals of Ireland by The 4 Masters and
Keatings ‘History of Ireland’
check out the books I write or publish
http://www.irishroots.com/index.php/books-we-publish-mainmenu-133
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OHegarty himself
If you want to know more about the KU Irish
collection and P.S. Hegarty, you’ll
want to watch my interview with Elspeth,
the guardian for the whole collection.
Click on my video link below for the whole of
it, right down to acquisition of the collection.

Patrick Sarsfield OHegarty, Life and Times
https://youtu.be/MRjpJfFh8lU

Any Irishman or Irish-American will enjoy
this rare collection. I fully endorse it.
They have a reading room open to all…

All the best,

Mike OLaughlin, proprietor
www.Irishroots.com
The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, MO 64116

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