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Louisville Irish Fest Events

The Louisville Irish Fest
We are returning to the Louisville Irish
Fest next week (Sept. 27, 28, 29). It is
held both indoors and outdoors, in a great
setting at Bellarmine University in Louisville,
Kentucky. On Friday night is the ceili that
begins at 7 p.m.. We will try to make that
this year as well !

The Irish Roots Cafe
The Irish Roots Cafe exhibit and consultation
booth will be inside, starting at 11:00 on
Saturday, the 28th of September. I will
be making an Irish Family History / genealogy
presentation for those that wish to attend
at 12:00 on Saturday.
We will remain at the fest, till Sunday at
6:00, when festivities are halted !

Final Launch of Irish Families
Louisville is also our final launch, nationally,
for the ‘Book of Irish Families, great & small
4th edition (2013). We will have the book on
hand for sale and review, along with our complete
34 book set, organized by Irish county. We began
the launch in Kansas City at Brownes Irish Market;
continued on at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Fest; and
the final launch and display takes place this last
weekend of September in Louisville !

More Activities
There will be plenty of music and other activities.
Indoors at Wyatt Hall, there will be History talks
on Gettysburg and the Irish Brigade; The Good Friday
Agreement; 1798 Rebellion; The Irish in Louisville;
and the Irish Civil War.
Outside will host the Society for Creative Anachronism;
the childrens area, and Mass will be on Sunday at 6:00
at Bellarmine’s chapel, and a shuttle transport is
provided for those not up to a little hill climbing !

About the author
Mike O’Laughlin, “the Worlds leading expert in Irish Roots”
according to IrishCentral in 2011, is author of 60 books;
8 CD’s; 30 videos; 200 podcasts; and is a Sean Nós singer
in the Irish Language. To browse his works, go to The Irish Roots Cafe. online.

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Irish Genealogy- Louisville Fest- Irish Binge

We have updated the 14th volume, in our Irish
genealogy by county series, ‘County Antrim and
Belfast genealogy
‘, with a full color
map from the 19th century.

All Irish counties
Each Irish county has a volume, the books
below have all been updated with a detailed
color map of the county:

Antrim: County Antrim Genealogy
Cavan: Co. Cavan, Leitrim Genealogy
Cork: County Cork genealogy
Derry: County Derry Genealogy
Roscommon: Co. Roscommon Genealogy
Sligo: Co. Sligo Genealogy
Tipperary: County Tipperary Genealogy
Tyrone: County Tyrone Genealogy
Wexford: County Wexford Genealogy
Dublin (2): Dublin County/city Gen…
Limerick (2): Co Limerick Genealogy
Clare (2): County Clare Genealogy
Galway (2): Co. Galway, Genealogy
Donegal (2): Co. Donegal Genealogy

The Irish Families Project
All of our works above are available directly from the Irish Roots Cafe
and many are available at Amazon. A special thank you to all members
and patrons of the Irish Genealogical Foundation since 1978.
It was with your help that these basic primers were created !

Irish Music Binge
Sept. 15 marks the Irish music Binge in Lawrence
Kansas. Our house band, with yours truly on old
style vocals, will be appearing at the Granada
Theater early in the evening. We will be performing
in Irish and English.
There will also be Irish trad music and singing
sessions upstairs at Henrys, a few blocks away
from the Granada.
Thats where we will be headed after the show.
Here is a link to the event:

Louisville Appearance
We will be exhibiting and speaking at the Louisville
Irish Fest the end of this month. The fest runs from
Sept 27 – 29, at Bellarmine University
About the Author

Mike O’Laughlin is a one of a kind resource. He has authored

12 hardbound books; 34 Irish County research guides, 
20 CD’s/videos,
300 podcasts, 7 broadcast series’, and
 hundreds of articles.
O’Laughlin also publishes rare
works like ‘The Annals of Ireland by
the Four Masters’; and ‘Missouri Irish’ (60 works in all, since 1978).

The Irish Roots Cafe House Band
The #1 Celtic band in the U.S. on RN
 (Top National rank on
Reverbnation 4/25/2012 – 1/1/2013). We specialize in Sean Nós Song,
in Irish, 
as well Irish Ballads in the English Language.

Contact Us

You can reach the Irish Roots Cafe
on Twitter; Facebook;;
and by mail at our U.S. location:

The Irish Roots Cafe

Box 7575

Kansas City, Missouri 64116

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