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On Display with the Author and Publisher
On display Feb. 15 at Browne’s Irish Marketplace
starting at 1 oclock will be 35 years of Books and Discs
from Mike OLaughlin. Yes, the worlds most published
author in his field, Mike will be on hand to answer
questions on Genealogy, DNA, his Irish Hedge School,
and upcoming Irish sean nos gathering.
(He has authored over 60 books, 300 Irish podcasts in 6
fields of study, 8 CDs and DVDs, 50 videos, streaming
broadcasts, and 1,000 articles as columnist, commentator,
newsletter publisher and blogger, since 1978.)

The upcoming Sean Nos gathering
This is also the perfect time to find out about
the sean nos gathering, which will in part, be
held at the same location on April 25, 2014. The
gathering will include pub sessions and deli sessions
for starters. Those familiar with sean nos will be
on hand to acquaint you with it (most do not know
about Irish old style (sean nos). Dance instructors
are flying in and old style singers will be on hand.
All are welcome to these public events.
Those who can sing a song in Irish (gaeilge) are
wanted to participate in sessions. Same for old
style Irish dancers. (well, all Irish dancers…)

My CDs and DVDs
My CDs and DVDs will be on hand on Feb 15. I produced
them for the Irish Hedge School and my
Traditional Irish and Sean Nós Song CD.
By the way the last CD just made the shortlist
for Traditional Irish Song CD of 2013 on Tradconnect.
Go here to vote for it or another if you wish.

Irish Roots Cafe CDs, DVDs
1) Return to Irish Roots (DVD) 2010, with Peter Adams.
2) Irish Song and Recitation (CD) 2011. Various artists with KC History.
3) Hedge School History of Ireland (CD) 2011. with Peter Adams
4) Hello Fada, curious notes on Irish language. (CD) 2011
5) Missouri Irish (CD) 2011 ( audio version of the book)
6) Irish Genealogy, tips from Mike O’Laughlin (CD) 2011
7) Irish Video Shorts. (DVD) 2011
8) Irish Song Traditional and Sean Nos (CD album) (2013)

All Ireland County Genealogy Books
35 volumes.
The Master family history volume for all families is
The Book of Irish Families great and small.
Then, I have written books on each Irish county in
Ireland and Northern Ireland, focused on family
history and discovering your roots in Ireland.
This set of Books has 35 volumnes, all will be
on hand on Feb. 15 at Brownes.

Rare History and Heraldry Books I’ve Published
1. Keatings History of Ireland. 3 v set. (O’Mahoney ed.)
2. The Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters 2 v. set (Connellan tr.)
3. The Conquest of Ireland-Plantation in Ulster.4v set (by Hill).
4. The Irish Book of Arms in color and black and white (OLaughlin)
5. The Missouri Irish. KC, St. Louis, Irish Wilderness. (OLaughlin)
6. The Scottish Macs. (reprint)
7. The 1659 surname census of Ireland. (editor)
8. The 1890 Birth Index of Ireland (surname locator).
9. Passengers from Ireland. (ed. short extracts)
10. Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland (reprint)
11. Surnames in Ireland (surname maps by Ed Kneafsey, or Neafsey)
12.The Poetry and Song of Ireland (John Boyle OReilly)
13. King James Irish Army List.
14.Irish Knighthoods. (Marmion)
Titles in Irish and English
15. Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many. (ed. O’Donovan)
16. Tribes and Customs of Hy Fiachrach (ed. O’Donovan)
17. The Ortelius Map of Ireland.
18. Heraldic Poster from the Irish Book of Arms

Other Research Aids
1. Irish Families on the California Trail.(OLaughlin)
2. Mac, Mc and O. Study of Irish names. (OLaughlin)
3. The Families of the Clanna Rory in Ireland. (Cronnelly)
4. The Master Atlas and Book of Irish Placenames. (OLaughlin)
5. The Master Book of Irish Surnames. (OLaughlin) OOP
6. The Complete Book of Irish Family Names. (OLaughlin) OOP
(I have about 10 more but they are not in print today)

First Full Display
The above should give you an idea of the books and CDs on
hand. This will be the first full display of my books
ever made (although we do display many at Dublin, Ohio
and Louisville, KY., Irish fests each year.)
Stop by and say hello… he’ll stay till everyone else goes..

All of my books are at: and many are
also handled by

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At the Irish Roots Cafe with Mike OLaughlin

The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters
Connellan translation, MacDermotts Family Names Map.

From my introduction to this set of books when
I republished them in 2003. The text from the
original is included complete, as is the large
folding map attached to the 2nd volume.

Added Materials
I added to the original work, the following
1. An index for the family names map in volume 2.
2. In addition to the original index to the book,
I printed a new piece adding names left out of
original index. This is under separate cover.
3.The full color frontis piece now appears at the
front of each volume in the set.
(Below is from the preface to the set, which may
be of historical interest to researchers.)

Translated by Owen Connellan 1800-1869.
This noted Irish antiquarian was born in County
Sligo and became an outstanding translator of
works in the Irish language. He was chair of Irish
at the University of Belfast by 1845, after having
produced the Practical Grammar of the Irish
Language in 1844.
He also served as RIA amanuensis for some 20
years, and was Irish historiographer under the
reign of George IV and William IV. In 1846 his
Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters became the
first ever complete translation into English for the
years 1171 to 1616.

Owen Connellan’s translation of the annals into
English was an historic event. Never before had
this history appeared complete, in English. The
dates covered represent the most accurate of the
years recorded by the Four Masters, from the 12th
to the 17th century.
Connellan’s translation in 1846 predates the
excellent work by John O’Donovan. (These men
were contemporaries. O’Donovan came out with his
translation several years after the initial
appearance, and public acceptance of, the annals
by Connellan.)
Time brings us an improved knowledge of the Gaelic
language, and of the prejudices of the day. There
is, however, no substitute for the original translation
of such a work. All that came after owe some debt
to the original effort.

Too Long out of print
It is hoped that scholars and researchers will be
able to avail themselves of this edition, which has
been too long out of print, almost forgotten.
The map and text displayed here has been directly
reproduced from the original, and understandably bears
some marks of wear. This map, by Philip MacDermott,
was the first to locate so many families in Ireland
(far more than the crude map of Ortelius ). MacDermott
also assisted with the annotations to the text, which
are an important part of this history.

You have here a faithful printing of the original
Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters,from the IGF library.
No new errors have been introduced by a modern typing.
The translations of the day have been left exactly as
they first appeared in 1846.
We are indebted to those who have supported our rare
book program over the years.

Michael C. OLaughlin, editor
The Irish Genealogical Foundation

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