Michael C. O'Laughlin is a leading author in the field with over 10 hardbound works in print and numerous other publications. He currently serves as editor of the monthly IGF journal of 'Irish Families'.
The 'worlds leading expert' according to IrishCentral, Mike O'Laughlin is the most published author in his field. Since 1978 he has authored: 60 books; 40 CD's and Videos; 300 podcasts; and over 1,000 articles. Having written books on every county in Ireland, he also publishes rare works in both Irish and English, including 'The Annals of Ireland by the Four Masters'.
His 6 fields of Irish study include: Genealogy; History; Irish-America; Language (gaeilge); and Song. Vocalist with the Irish Roots Cafe house band, he performed in the first all Irish language stage show of its kind in the mid-west, and was ranked as the #1 Celtic artist in the U.S. in 2012 on Reverbnation. His first album "Irish Song: traditional and Sean Nós" is at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/michaelcolaughlin
Among his historic firsts are: 1) First Irish Genealogy podcast series on the web. 2) First 34 book set, by county, on Irish Families. 3) Connellans 'Annals of Ireland by the 4 Masters' (repub) 4) First book on the Irish in Missouri (author) 5) The 1st all Irish language song show in the mid-west
Mike led cottage tours to Ireland in the 1980's, and holds an Irish research library of 3,000 volumes. He also edits and publishes the work of ten authors from centuries past from his home base in Kansas City, Missouri. He is a noted speaker, singer, consultant and exhibitor for special events, see more at www.Irishroots.com
Reach Mike by email here: mike@Irishroots.com Snail Mail here: Box 7575, Kansas City, MO 64116 (YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Tradconnect, Fandalism, etc..) and is available on Amazon at:
What a unique book and sprial bound at that-- perfect research guide!! A hands on guide to finding your family in Kilkenny with actual records and contacts. Book description is accurate- a guide but not a collection of family histories, Mr O'laughlin does provide additional books for this. I have found this very helpful in my research!
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