Free KU Irish 1916 exhibit, on till end of July 2016. Kansas University at Lawrence
Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Free 1916 Irish Exhibit
The date for this exhibit at Spencer Library
on the KU campus at Lawrence has been extended
until the end of July. Open 9 to 5, Mon. thru Fri.

International Visitors
Rare books and manuscript materials are included
in this collection supervised by Elspeth Healey.
…Part of the O’Hegarty collection, consisting
of some 25,000 pieces from Ireland.

My walk through
Take a look at the video I made last week on
a walk through with Elspeth, viewing these
items. Click to See my video below
Easter 1916 Ireland, Rebellion and Memory

Books on Every County in Ireland plus
Annals of Ireland by The 4 Masters and
Keatings ‘History of Ireland’
check out the books I write or publish

OHegarty himself
If you want to know more about the KU Irish
collection and P.S. Hegarty, you’ll
want to watch my interview with Elspeth,
the guardian for the whole collection.
Click on my video link below for the whole of
it, right down to acquisition of the collection.

Patrick Sarsfield OHegarty, Life and Times

Any Irishman or Irish-American will enjoy
this rare collection. I fully endorse it.
They have a reading room open to all…

All the best,

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

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Irish anti-defamation League, Where the River Shannon Flows in America
with Mike O’Laughlin at the Irish Roots Cafe

Irish Rise Up
The first I heard of this group was
in connection with the noted old Irish
Song in America, Where the River Shannon
. It was performed by the Russell
Brothers, of Ulster heritage.

Dressed as Irish Maids
The two brothers had been doing Irish
Maid type skits for decades. Here, the
brothers dressed up as Irish maids and
sang the song with some satire on stage.

Anti-discrimination Group
On this day these actor/singers were pelted
with rotten tomatoes and the like, and their
careers would soon come to a halt. The protest
was supported by:

The Society for the Prevention of Ridiculous and
Pervasive Misrepresentation of the Irish Character
The name of the group sounds like a fine Irish
composition. I am unsure if it was impromptu
or part of a growing movement. It would seem
that the Irish population fully supported it.

Then and Now
This event was dated around 1904. I think we
have overcome the problem in large part, save
for a few celebrations on St. Patricks day..
Somehow, the song became a favorite of the
Irish in years to come… Thank God, we don’t
need to spend our time protesting this song..

Todays Irish Chat & Sing Show
We chat about, and Peter sings, the song online here

where River Shannon
About Your Session Leaders

Both Michael and Peter are graduates of Rockhurst University,
and have given lectures, exhibits, tours, and educational
seminars relating to Ireland since 1984.

Peter Reilly Adams
Peter traces his roots to the County Fermanagh and County
Cavan. Growing up in the City of New York and influenced by
the Irish neighborhoods, he was educated in Catholic Schools
all his life and was a member of the Augustinian Recollect
Order. Now in Kansas City, Kansas, he has a Bacholar
Degree in Philosophy, Theology and History and Masters
in Liberal Arts and Public Administration
He has taught at every level of education over the past 40
years and served as Assistant to the Mayor in Kansas City.
He was the host of the Irish Radio show, Celtic Crossings
and has led tours to Ireland for 23 years. He is a noted
musician and a talented vocalist.

Michael C. O’Laughlin
Mike O’Laughlin is the founder of the hedge school, with
roots in Clare and Kerry for starters.
He is the leading author and publisher of Irish Works
in the field of Irish Families, Genealogy and History.
Mike also sings in the Irish language (Gaeilge).…

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