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The Irish Roots Cafe with your host
Mike OLaughlin at

Jacobs Vineyard and Winery
26078 Eagle Lane, Kirksville, MO
phone 660 627 2424
(see flier at bottom for more)

One of A Kind
Looking for a different kind of fest
with Irish bands, a grape stomp, a
cork toss, and Bottling Competition…
(Plus the only Irish language band on
stage, in the state of Missouri)
The games start at 7 oclock.

Dolly Parton
For fans of Dolly, or of guitars,
a guitar autographed by Dolly Parton
will be auctioned off as well.

The Bands
The Irish Roots Cafe house band, fresh
back from playing a national venue
in Dublin, Ohio, will be playing from
8 to 11, with songs in both Irish and
English, plus tune sets with the
fiddle, mandolin and guitar. The band
Exorna will be playing celtic pub
music starting off, from 4 to 7.

Camping and Hotels
Hope to see you there this Saturday,
August 30, 2014. Several hotels are
in the area, and camping areas are
nearby as well. A couple of the band
member are considering camping
out in nearby areas. (not part of the

There will also be a 50/50 drawing.
see more details on flier or on our
event page on Facebook:

p.s. from my place in Kansas City, the
travel services say it takes about
2 and one-half hours to arrive
at the Winery and Vineyards.

Check out our books, podcasts, and pages at

This Saturday, August 30, 2014.

The Irish Roots Cafe house band live !

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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish roots Cafe

pertinent links to todays subject:

1) Irish Roots Cafe
2) Worlds First Irish Genealogy podcast
3) Genealogy Books, CDs on Every Irish County +
4) Early Irish Genealogy group at familytreedna
5) The Irish Book of Arms

Genealogy at the Dublin Irish Fest
We have consulted and exhibited for 15 years or so,
and it is time to summarize who we are and what
we will have on hand..on Aug. 1 and 2 this year.

Genealogy Books
For starters we will bring the genealogy books that
I have written on each and every county in Ireland.
That is a 34 book series, with two books on some
counties! I only bring one copy of each book.
This includes the lead volume to the set, the new
4th edition of Irish Families, great and small.

History Books I have reprinted
I will bring some of the hard bound books that I
have reprinted over the years as well, including
the Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. If you
are interested in one of my titles, let me know
and I will bring a copy with me. see book link above.
You might choose Missouri Irish the original history
or Keatings History of Ireland etc.

Our Irish DNA group at Familytreedna
We started a users group up at about
six years ago. Now we have almost 800 members.
You can get the form to enroll at our booth, and
then send it on to familytreedna and join up with
our Irish Families group on their web site. We
are also glad to explain what we can about Irish DNA.
Click the link at the beginning of this blog for more.

Worlds First Irish Genealogy Podcast
We began the first Irish Family History podcast series
around 2006. Over 100 episodes are online for free and
we cover many Irish family names, resources and
records. In all I have produced and hosted 300 shows.
See the link to my free shows at top of this article.

Irish Heraldry and Coats of Arms
Having researched and written the Irish Book of Arms,
which I will have on hand, you may have some questions
on the subject, and I will be glad to share what I
know, and let you take a look at the illustrations
and history for each family that I have in the book
See link at top of this article for more info.

All the Rest
That is a good summary. We have many other projects
completed over the years. My web pages had accumulated
100 million hits some time back – so I may have the
answer to some of your questions already…

The Band
This year, The Irish Roots Cafe house band, has been invited to play at the
Dublin Irish fest, on Fri. and Sat. evening, at the
ceili tent at ten thirty. We sing many songs in the
language of our Irish ancestors, as gaeilge, and
yes, I will be on stage singing and playing the Irish
drum, the bodhran.
More on the old style band before we leave later this week

Thank you for your time.
Stop in and see us this coming weekend in Dublin, OH.,
or later in September in Louisville, KY.

Mike OLaughlin
Kansas City, Missouri
The Irish Roots Cafe and Hedge School
The Irish Roots Cafe House Band
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
Since 1978

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