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Top 10 Sources In The Genealogy Tent
We are in the Genealogy Tent in Dublin, Ohio
this weekend.  (Aug. 5,6,7).  You will not find all
these sources and research aids anywhere else.
Here is what the Irish Roots Cafe will have for you:

A) Launch of Irish Hedge School CD/DVD set.

1) Irish Genealogy and Family History CD.
This includes my tips and experiences over
the last 30 years of Irish Family research.
No, it is not a gigantic compilation of records.
It is my advice on how to successfully find your
Irish ancestors !  (I’ll throw in our beginners
guide to Irish Family research to make the
set complete for the festival ! )
Signed copies available.

We will also be launching our other CDs
from the Irish Hedge School:

2) The Irish Song and Recitation CD launch
Old style ‘Sean Nos’ singing as well as the
well known tunes from Tin Pan Alley. The songs
are from myself and my friends, in all stages of
song development.  Come sing your song too.

We may want to record you for a song podcast!

3) Hello Fada CD Launch.
Special and fun notes on the Irish language for
beginners.  This is our hedge school year one
selection from our Hello Fada podcasts.  Learn
an Irish Song, say simple phrases, and grow
to understand a bit more about the language.
Renata Rua and I are your hosts.

4) Hedgerow History Lessons CD.
Here you can learn about some Irish History you
need to catch up on !  These are our year one
selections from the Hedgerow History podcast.
Peter Reilly Adams and I are your hosts.

5) Irish in America CD.
This years hedge school selection is the audio
book based on the “Missouri Irish” book.  It
goes from the earliest days of Missouri, starting
before statehood and running to modern times.
It is a companion to our ‘Missouri Irish’ book.
Molly is the narrator for this work and will be
on hand. Signed copies available.

6) Irish Video Shorts DVD.
Our complete first year of videos, introducing
the Irish Roots Cafe, along with special notes
on Irish coats of arms and different genealogy
topics. The first time to all appear on one DVD !

B) Irish Genealogy Books / Irish Families Project
We’ll bring our 34 book Irish county genealogy set.
It’s the largest collection in print, with a book
for every county in Ireland.  At least one copy of
of each county is available.  These are available
from no one else, and only found at the Dublin, OH
If you want one of my other Irish History or
Genealogy books, just email me and I’ll bring it
to the genealogy tent at the festival !

C) Record and Broadcast at the Festival.
Record your family search, and we’ll broadcast
it worldwide on our next podcasts.  A free service
only at the Dublin Irish Festival.  Just let me know
and I’ll turn on the recorder at the genealogy tent !

D) Free Irish DNA group

Find out about joining our free Irish DNA group with
FamilyTreeDNA.  We’ll also give you a free DNA swab
‘stick’ while supply lasts, just to show how easy it is.

All in all, this is a great chance to get your Irish
family history in order and your search in gear.
Stop by the genealogy tent at the Dublin, Ohio
Irish Festival and say hello.  This is the only festival
we have attended for the last 12 years, so you’ll find
it no where else. Great festival – It is be worth the trip.

…….So end the notes from the Irish Roots Cafe today.
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Mike O’Laughlin
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his field, including books; newsletters; podcasts; and videos.

He descends from the O’Loughlins of Kilfenora, County Clare,
and the O’Donahues of Glenflesk, County Kerry. He also bears
Sullivan, Buckley, Kilmartin, Llewellyn and Kelliher roots.

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A News Update from the Irish Roots Cafe

Four items I wanted to update everyone on.

1) New Book on Irish Song
We have just posted our new book on
‘ Irish Songs, Singers and Sheet Music’
from old Irish aires to Tin Pan Alley v.1
It is based upon the songs from season
one of our Song and Recitation festival.
Find it here:

2) KC Irish Sean Nos song Page on Facebook
We have started an Irish old style ‘Sean Nós’ Irish
song page on facebook. We include our regular sessions and
videos, commentary, etc… All are welcome:
We focus mainly on songs in Irish or in English done
primarily in the old style of Irish song.

3) Irish Roots Cafe Facebook Page for all of our activities.
Irish Genealogy, History, Song, Language, and all podcasts.
join in at:

4) Course in Irish Genealogy on Friday at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival.
It is the Irish Academy classes. We will be leading the 5 hours worth
of sessions on Irish family history, and will bring along an extensive
research library, DNA information, Genealogy tips, and historical info
on research and land transfer in Irish History. The famine era included
as well as the wild geese who fled to Europe, The Irish in Australia,
America, and Canada…. and more. We will also record your family
history for broadcast on future podcasts if desired…….
Make your reservations today:

These are in addition to all of our pages at
Now surely there will be something in all this that is of interest to you !

Thanks !

Mike O’Laughlin
The Irish Roots Cafe

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