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The Rarest Work in our Library and Archives....

The  most treasured holding in our Irish Archives ! It is the complete original first edition of the Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland by the Four Masters. It is so rare, in fact, that rare book dealers in Ireland did not know of its existence. We have not found anyone in the U.S. who is aware of this original edition. (The Annals were originally written in the Gaelic Language in the 17th century, under the direction of Brother Michael Clery, in Donegal. see authors room in the Irish Roots Cafe for more.)

This is the complete O’Donovan translation (first volume, first edition, published in 1848, with the last volume of this first edition, published in 1851). In the original large bindings. Printed and inscribed exclusively to Rev. William Reeves, who became president of the Royal Irish Academy.

Detailed description with illustrations here:

                       One to One Fundraisers

Help us keep our rare Irish books in print!  Funds raised go to our                

“Irish Families” publishing program.  Paypal payments accepted.

On the web:

No matter where you are, you can connect one to one. 

We can chat via the internet on Skype anytime.

Skype chats and consultations: $25 up to 20 minute session.

                                                     $60 for up to 60 minutes.

Festivals, Workshops and Exhibits:

We serve as one to one consultant, guest author, and teacher.  It’s been that way at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Festival for 14 years, and of late at the Louisville, Kentucky Irish Fest.

If you would like me to appear at your next festival or special event, email me today.  I have a mobile library, and displays available for use as well as consultations and workshops.  Family history is the most popular topic!

Personal Meet Ups, local.

Meet One to One for Coffee !

For a donation of $50, I will meet you for coffee and at the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri !

Meet One to One for Lunch !

For a donation of $100, I will meet you for lunch, and share what information and experience might have.

Meet with your small Group !

For a donation of $200, I can meet with your small group of 6 or less, for coffee and discussion ! (Lunch $200)

A Song To Sing:  (local)

$250 donation, I will come to your home or school, and perform a song in Irish or English, with historical notes.


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Rare books , Used Books, Special Items of interest.




Mike O’Laughlin

One of  a Kind items from the Irish Archives

The Four Masters, Original

Mike O’Laughlin has authored over 80 Books and CDs on Irish History, Song and Language since 1978.

Founder of, he recently attained the rank of #1 Celtic artist in the U.S. on Reverbnation, as singer of Irish and English language songs.