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The Irish Roots Cafe
Books authored by Michael C. OLaughlin

End of Career Totals
Yes, it turns out that I am the most
published author in my field. At first
I thought it was a bit much, but then,
it didn’t say I was the best in my field,
so it wasn’t braggin, it was just true.

The Totals
I made a quick tally of the books, CDs,
podcasts, and newsletters I’ve written.
Then I added the books I have edited or
published, and YouTube videos produced.
It’s a pretty good list.

Full disclosure
In the interest of full disclosure, here
is the near complete list of my works,
substantiating the outrageous claim that
I am the most published author in my field.
Actually, I may be the only full time author
in my fied over the last 35 years..

Most all of these works are found at
Some are on and on YouTube. The podcasts and
video podcasts are also on iTunes, as we are an iTunes provider.

The Irish Families Project. 34 book set, 1980 to 2013.
v1  The Book of Irish Families great and small. 2013.
v2  Families of County Kerry, Ireland. 2002.
v3 Families of County Clare, Ireland. 1996.
v4  Families of County Cork, Ireland.
v5  Families of County Limerick, Ireland. 2002.
v6  Families of County Galway, Ireland. 1998.
v7  Families of County Dublin, Ireland. 1999.
v8  Families of County Donegal, Ireland. 2001.
v9 Co. Antrim and Belfast Genealogy and Family History.
v10 Co. Armagh Genealogy ..  50 p.
v11  Co. Cavan and Co. Leitrim Genealogy…
v12  Co. Cork Genealogy .. 68 p.
v13 Co. Derry (Londonderry) Genealogy….
v14 Co. Down Genealogy … 50 p. $28
v15 Co. Fermanagh and Louth Genealogy…..
v16 Co. Kildare, Wicklow and Carlow….
v17  Co. Kilkenny Genealogy .. …  58 p.
v18 Kings (Offaly) and Queens (Leix, Laois) Counties. 76 p.
v19  Co. Longford Genealogy .. 46 p.
v20. Co. Mayo Genealogy ..  54 p.
v21 Co. Meath and Westmeath Genealogy.
v22 Co. Monaghan Genealogy ..  48 p.
v23 Co. Roscommon Genealogy…. . 52 p.
v24 Co. Sligo Genealogy ..   48 p.
v25 Co. Tipperary Genealogy..  76 p.
v26 Co. Tyrone Genealogy .. 54 p.
v27 Co. Waterford Genealogy …  48 p.
v28 Co. Wexford Genealogy …  52 p.
v29 Co, Kerry Genealogy..  54 p.
v30 Co. Dublin Genealogy…  52 p.
v31 Co. Limerick Genealogy.  52 p.
v32 Co. Clare Genealogy..  55 p.
v33 Co. Galway Genealogy. 58 p.
v34 Co. Donegal Genealogy. 52 p.

More books authored by OLaughlin
Missouri Irish, the original history. softbound.
Irish Song, Singers, and Sheet Music.
Irish Family History Series, 6 books on 6 families.
(OLaughlin, Donaghue, Kelly, Sullivan, Murphy, OReilly).
Geographical Guide to Ireland. 1982.
Genealogical History of the Irish Peoples. 1982.
The Complete Book for Tracing Your Irish Ancestors.1981.
The Complete Book of Irish Family Names. 1987.
The Irish Book of Arms. 1988.
Irish Settlers on the American Frontier.1985.
The Book of Irish Families Great and Small.1992
The Irish Book of Arms, in color. Hardbound.
Irish Settlers on the American Frontier.
Master (Atlas) and Book of Irish Placenames. 1994.
The Master Atlas and Book of Irish Surnames. 1993.
Irish Song, Singers and Sheet Music. 2010

Published by OLaughlin
The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters. 1846.
A Social History of Ancient Ireland. Joyce. 2 v. set
Keatings’ ‘History of Ireland’ 3 v. set. (1856) OMahoney,
The Conquest of Ireland. The Plantation of Ulster, Rev. Hill.
vol. I The Fall of Irish Chiefs and Clans
vol. II  Names in the Land Grants.
vol. III  Londonderry Lands and Families.
vol. IV  A Special Census of Ireland.
King James’s Irish Army List. DAlton.
Irish Genealogies..from Keatings History. (1856)
Poetry and Song of J. Boyle OReilly,1865.
Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. P. Woulfe.(1923).
Surnames of Ireland by Kneafsey. 2002.

Published in Irish (gaeilge) and English
Tribes and Customs of Hy Many. ODonovan.(1873).
Tribes and Customs of Hy Fiachrach. ODonovan (1874)

Research Aids Published by OLaughlin
The History of the Clanna Rory in Ireland. Cronnelly.
Guide to Irish Family Research.
Irish Passengers to America.(7,400 listings)
Irish Census of 1659, surname extract.
The Birth Index of Ireland. by surname and county.
Gaelic Titles and Forms of Address.1997
Irish Knighthoods and related subjects.2002.
History of the Milesian Families of Ireland. 2002.
Guide to the Spellings of Irish Names
Mac, Mc and O names in Ireland, Scot. and U.S..
Irish Families on the California Trail. 2003.
The Scottish Macs. Names that begin with Mac, Mc., 2003.

Posters and Maps
The Ortelius Map of Ireland. (1572) 14 x 20.
Irish Coats of Arms, full color poster. 18 x 24. (1980)
Irish Family Location Map of the 4 Masters. (1846)

Periodicals, Columns
1) OLoughlins Journal of Irish Families.1990 to 2000.(ISSN 1056 0378)
2) The Irish Roots Cafe printed newsletter.
3) The Irish Roots Cafe Blog online.
4) columnist (online)
5) The Shamrock Newspaper (KC hibernian newspaper)
6) Irish Focus (KC Newspaper)

Author, creator, and host of the following CDs and DVDs
1) Irish Genealogy CD, 2011.
2) History of Ireland CD, 2011.
3) Learning Irish CD, 2011.
4) Irish Song and Recitation CD, 2011.
5) Missouri Irish Audio Book on CD, 2011.
6) Irish Video Shorts DVD, 2011.
7) Return To Irish Roots DVD, 2009.
8) Irish Song Traditional and Sean Nos.CD. 2013.

Broadcasting. Author, creator and host of
The worlds first Irish Genealogy Podcast series
1) “Irish Families”, 2006 to present. over 200 episodes. iTunes.
2) The Irish Song and Recitation” Podcast series, 30 episodes.
3) “The Hedgerow History of Ireland” Podcast series.
4) “Hello Fada”, before you take an Irish class, podcast series.
5) The “Irish in America” Podcast series, 20 episodes.
6) ”Irish Video Shorts”, video podcast (History, Song Genealogy).
7) Photo enhanced ‘Irish Families’ genealogy podcast.

Videos produced for YouTube
Over 50 videos produced for YouTube, with a focus
on Genealogy, History and Song. Ireland, and Irish America.
Both Irish (gaeilge) and English songs are featured.

You be the Judge
Well, there they are, I have not counted them all, but
it is a considerable sum. Large and small. Hope they
have been helpful to many of you, and that the best of
them will continue to be, long after my day has passed

For more information consult

About the Author
I began genealogy work before the days of the working
internet as we know it today. At my first computer
show, I typed in the word Irish or Ireland and only
several hundred returns came back. A couple months
later it seems there were many thousands, now it seems

Irish Festivals and Special Events.
I am still at it, exhibiting at Dublin, Ohio, Louisville,
Kentucky,. and even in Kansas City at Brownes on occasion.
DNA is the new keyword in genealogy and I have a users
group at for that.
Too make matters worse, I am in the Irish Roots Cafe house
band, with songs in Irish and English. Released my
first album last year. The band and my displays are
available for festivals and special events.
Just got word the band has been selected to play at the K.C.
Highland Games this year. Things just keep surprising me
as we go along.. The link to our main band page is

Thanks for your support over the years.
Hope to see you for a few more.

Mike OLaughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
Box 7575
Kansas City, MO 64116

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Curious news and notes with Mike O’Laughlin
at The Irish Roots Cafe

Have we got a deal for you
Yes, our house band sings in Irish and English,
and gives a bit of history along with our songs.
We like to chat with the audience, and now we can
chat and sing with you directly online and live.

From my living room to yours
You can hire us to do a show for you from anywhere
in the world. We gather in my living room, and then
sing, chat and play for you live, over the internet.
All you need is a laptop or desktop computer with
a camera. (If your friends can’t be with you to watch
the show, you can give them the link to the show and
they can join the event too.)

Leave your comments
You can type in comments and requests on the screen
as we play and sing. Of course, you may want
to let us know ahead of time what you prefer…
Would you prefer most songs in Irish or in English,
or do you have a question for us….
Would you like to hear that ‘special’ song…
You’ll be able to let us know by email ahead of time.
Reserve your show time now…….

How you can use this show
How might you use this opportunity…….
A Gift to a friend.
As a highlight for a special event.
As a special ‘night out’.
For an Irish party or birthday
For Irish song night
For a tribute to an Irish singer
A way to learn about old style ‘Sean Nos’ song

The Details
The details are flexible, and you can have us
do a show for you, live and online from $150.
(time and number of musicians may vary).
The technology is new, so it helps to have a
fairly modern computer. See me for details.
The Irish Roots Cafe house band members include
Mike O’Laughlin (myself), Stevie Wilson Davis,
Megan Illidge, and Rob Koke, depending on the
date of the event.

for info or to reserve a date for an informal show,
email me at

About the author of this blog
Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band,
Mike O’Laughlin performed in the first all Irish
language stage show of its kind in the mid-west,
and was ranked as the number one Celtic artist in the U.S.
in 2012 on Reverbnation (9 months consecutively).

Mike is also the most published author in his field.
Since 1978 he has authored 60 Irish genealogy and history
books, 40 CD’s-Videos, 300 podcasts, and 1,000 articles.
Having written books on every county in Ireland, he also
publishes rare works in both Irish and English, including
‘The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters’.
His works can be found at

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