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Mike OLaughlin at the Irish Roots cafe

200 Videos Now online
200 Free Irish videos covering 25 topics have now been
created and posted by the on YouTube

The most popular channels are for my ‘sean nos’ song, and for
Irish genealogy. Local topics include Kansas City Irish
history interviews, The 7 hr. audio version of my Missouri Irish
book, and conversations at Brownes Irish Street Faire over the

The oldest items are recordings that I made back in
1984 of our first Irish genealogy round table. Recent
topics include special Irish collections at KU in Lawrence.
Plenty of Irish history is covered in our Irish Hedge School
videos. There are 4 playlists for songs including
Songs in Irish (Gaeilge); Songs in English; Songs by Peter Adams;
and songs by guest artists. Many are in a chat and sing format.
Please also note we have 100 more videos ready to load up
later this year…

They are all available free on YouTube effective immediately here:

News and Notes
Dublin, OH
We have survived another year at the amazing
Dublin, Ohio Irish fest, 19 yrs. in all…
They are the largest 3 day Irish fest in
the world, and they deserve that honor.
There is a video or two in the collection
above on our Dublin Festival excursions.

Our last Irish fest of the year will be
in Louisville, KY, again this year. We look
forward to the event each year, and of course
a very special 1916 exhibit is in the works.
As a bonus, it is inside as part of the cultural
exhibit, so be sure to stop in and see us
if you are in the area:
It is Sept 24 and 25. All at Bellarmine University.
Plan your trip now… I will film a video this time.
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Sat.
…Irish Genealogist and Author Mike O’Laughlin.
Joining us in the Cultural area, located in Frazier Hall,
will be renowned Genealogist, author of 60 books, and
host of the Irish Roots Café Mike O’Laughlin…
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Sun.

Another Sean Nos Album in the Works
I have the songs memorized and may have a few
musicians join in for a few. Most will be in
the Irish old style or sean nos format.
Thanks to all for supporting my first three
albums, available at CDBaby, Amazon, and iTunes.
( by Mike OLaughlin or Michael OLaughlin)

More to Come
I am going to switch from podcast format to
video format for my regular reports from
now on, I believe…. and my home page
is being redesigned at last…. almost
done and simplified… Thanks also to the
folks at Grafton and Grand for participating
in Song Events this year…. Look them
up for local events on the web..


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The Irish Roots Cafe
Publisher of Irish (Gaeilge) Books and CDs

Our Events with songs in Irish and English
March 12, Seachtain na Gaeilge, dinner in Louisburg, KS

Friday, April 15, ConcertWindow, Oro Se rehearsal

Our Irish Language Books
The Irish Roots Cafe publishes both CDs and
Books in the Irish Language. Today we highlight
two classic hardbound works by noted historian
John O’Donovan. The English and Irish appear side
by side within each hardbound book. Additional
material appears in Engish at the rear of these
volumes. As part of the season of Seachtain na
Gaeilge, we present them here.

Two distinguished titles
1. The Tribes and Customs of the Hy Many
2. The Tribes, Customs and Genealogies of the HyFiachrach

Below are descriptions and links to each work
which focus on the genealogical content of each.

1. The Tribes and Customs of Hy Many (Roscommon, Galway)
Includes Notes and Pedigrees on the families of :
Mac Keough,
O’ Donnellan,
O’ Naughten, and
MulLally or Lally.

Also includes information on the families of: Knavin – Nevin, Cahill, Dowling, Harrington, O’ Conroy, O’Fallon or Falon, Mac Gerraghte or Geraghty, O’Kennedy Kennedy (not of Ormond), O’Concannon Concannon, O’Murry, Tracy, Mulduff, Cannan, Connaughtan, Mooney, Finnerty, Finnaghty, Cosgrave, Cosgry, larkin, Donnelly, Brennan, Roddy, Cuolahan, Dooley, O’Coffey Coffey, O’Gledra, O’Kenny Kenny, Curran, Mac Egan, O’Lomain, Fahy,Foran, Cullen/Collins, O’Cravane, Dorcey, D’Arcy, Hughes (Aedha), Cogan,Madagan, O’Lachtnain, O’Laughnan or Laughnan, Conwy, and Conway to name a few……..

Families descended from Sodhan Included also are the families anciently descended from Sodhan, being the families of
(Mac) Ward,
O’Maigin and
An updated surname index is included only in this edition. Complete with Gaelic and English translation, notes, Hy-Many map, as prepared by O’Donovan in 1843, this is the major source of information for the families of Hy-Many country. (Counties Roscommon and Galway in Ireland.) This work together with O’Donovans ‘Tribes and Customs of the Hy Fiachrach’, forms one of the truely historic sets of 19th century Ireland, published as part of the ‘old Ireland’ series.

2. Tribes, Customs of The Hy Fiachrach (Ui Fiachrach)
Being mainly of Counties Mayo and Sligo in Ireland.
The Pedigree of O’Dowd, 
Abstract of Dermot O’Shaughnessys will, 
O’Shaughnessy Family Tree, 
Pedigree of O’Cleary, 
Pedigree of O’Heyne, 
Pedigree of MacFirbis
, Saint Ceallach
, The Inauguration of Irish Chiefs, including The O’Donovan, 
DeBurgo’s Possessions in Tirawley, 
Special Geographical Index to the Map, 
Original Index to Hy Fiachrach plus the 
New IGF name Index appearing only in this edition.

More of the specific families included in this work are:

O’Callaghan of Erris, 
Gearan, Burns (O’Conboirne), 
Murray, Loughnane, Loftus, 
Larissy, Gaughan, O’Flynn Flynn, 
Tierney, O’Malley Malley, 
Dorcey -Darcey-D’Arcy, 
Gormley, Kilkelly, Kane, 
Markham, O’Heyne, O’Clery Cleary, 
O’Down, O’Gillin Gillen, Cuolahan, 
O’Quin-O’Cuin Quin, 
Gorman, Kearney-Carney, 
Kerrigan, Quigly, Brogan, 
O’Casey Casey, Connolly, 
Lennon-Leonard, Grehan-Derrick, 
Gadan, O’Cummins Cummins, O’Mollina, 
Flannelly, Heany, 
Mangan – Mongan, 
Breaffy, O’Moran Moran, 
Rowley, O’Finan, 
O’Spealain Spillane, O’Breslen, 
Feeney, Rush, O’Meeny Meeny, 
Boland, Scanlan, 
Coyne – Cuain, Coleman, 
Murphy, Morrissy, Fox- O’Sinna, 
MacCarrick, O’Rafferty Rafferty, Gilmer……..

The Final Word This very rare hard bound volume, is complete in modern English with translation into gaelic, (appears side by side in Gaelic and modern English); includes valuable notes on Mayo and Sligo history; pedigrees, map, foldout chart, original and new index, Placename guide, Addenda, Letters, Wills, Extensive info on O’Shaughnessy, Extra coverage of: O’Clery, O’Hyne (Hine, Hynes), Mac Firbis & O’Dowd.. Over 500 pages.

Our Works from 1978-2016
We have also published a few works of Irish (Gaeilge)
music in the past, in very limited quantity. Hopefully
our works have led to increased use of the Irish language
in a small way. Next time we will cover the Irish language
songs that we have recorded and published over the last
35 years or so.
Our English language books and podcasts focus on Irish
genealogy and history. They will be covered at a later date.

Mike O’Laughlin
publisher and proprietor
Irish Roots Cafe

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