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Genealogy resources The Irish Roots Cafe

Upcoming Dates
The Irish Roots Cafe will be at
the Louisville, KY. Irish Fest,
Sept. 26 and 27 at Bellarmine University.

Genealogy Resources
Our display will include the Irish
Families Project, with 34 genealogy books
we have written on every county in
Ireland and N. Ireland. Having published
60 works in all, including rare histories,
it is advised that you contact us in
advance if you wish to view other works.

Mike OLaughlin
Mike OLaughlin author and publisher
of the series, will be on hand and
is giving an indoor family history
talk on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1.15,
and on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 1.00 in Frazier
For a full list of events go to the link below:

Sean Nos Singers
OLaughlin, who is the most published
author in Irish genealogy, is also a sean
nos singer with works appearing on
iTunes, Amazon and Spotify. Sean
nos mean ‘old style’, and these songs
are most often sung solo, in the Irish
language, with a sense of history.
Mike would like to make note of any
Sean Nos singers in the area, for
possible future collaborations. Several
of his albums are available on iTunes for review:

About The Cafe
“The worlds most published author in
the field of Irish genealogy, Mikes
Books, Blogs, Broadcasts, Videos, DVD’s
and CD’s include works on every Irish
County, and several states in America.

An independent author since 1978
his works now exceed $1 million in sales,
with over 100 million visits to his web page.
Mike also publishes the classic works of
10 authors, in Irish (Gaeilge) and English.

OLaughlins traditional song album
(in Irish and English) made the top 10
list in 2013, and his Irish Roots Cafe band
gave the first all Irish (Gaeilge) song show
in the midwest.

The largest 3 day Irish Festival in the world
in Dublin, OH, has employed Mike for 17
consecutive years as a cultural resource,
genealogist, or traditional singer.
For details on his works and special projects

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Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Link to the Annals of Ireland
Video, Comments, illustrations
Follow the link above to our page with
a video and commentary on the Annals of
Ireland by the Four Masters. We show you
three of the hardbound editions of the
Annals, and we also have the Annals
available for purchase if desired.

Unknown First Edition
Several years ago when I inquired in Ireland,
many book dealers did not know about the
rare first edition by O’Donovan which was
published in five volumes over several years.
Today, perhaps the best known reprint of O’Donovans
edition, now has 7 slimmer volumes. This
makes it easier to handle.

Rare Original O’Donovan tr. 1847…
We are indeed lucky to have an original
matched set, imprinted with the name of
the original subscriber, along with
instructions on how to make this 5 book
set a 7 book set (complete with original new
title pages to accommodate the change.)

Held in our Kansas City Irish archives
The rarest first edition in our collection,
these annals are going up for sale, as
soon as we complete our inventory.
Do let me know if you are interested.

Genealogical Notes
Being a rare surviving work on the history
of Ireland, these annals contain notes on
the families of Ireland, and locations. The
footnotes are of particular interest as well.

Read more..
You can find more information on the Annals, here
(We also publish the hardbound edition of the Annals
of Ireland by the Four Masters as translated by
Owen Connellan.)

– Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe
The Irish Genealogical Foundation
Box 7575
Kansas City, Missouri 64116

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