The Louisville Irish Fest
I am returning to the Louisville Irish
Fest next week (Sept. 27, 28, 29). It is
held both indoors and outdoors, in a great
setting at Bellarmine University in Louisville,
Kentucky. On Friday night is the ceili that
begins at 7 p.m.. We will try to make that
this year as well !
The Irish Roots Cafe
The Irish Roots Cafe exhibit and consultation
booth will be inside, starting at 11:00 on
Saturday, the 28th of September. I will
be making an Irish Family History / genealogy
presentation for those that wish to attend
at 12:00 on Saturday.
We will remain at the fest, till Sunday at
6:00, when festivities are halted !
Final Launch of Irish Families
Louisville is also the final launch, nationally,
for the ‘Book of Irish Families, great & small
4th edition (2013). We will have the book on
hand for sale and review, along with our complete
34 book set, organized by Irish county. We began
the launch in Kansas City at Brownes Irish Market;
continued on at the Dublin, Ohio Irish Fest; and
the final launch and display takes place this last
weekend of September in Louisville !
More Irish Fest Activities
There will be plenty of music and other activities.
Indoors at Wyatt Hall, there will be History talks
on Gettysburg and the Irish Brigade; The Good Friday
Agreement; 1798 Rebellion; The Irish in Louisville;
and the Irish Civil War.
Outside will host the Society for Creative Anachronism;
the childrens area, and Mass will be on Sunday at 6:00
at Bellarmine’s chapel, and a shuttle transport is
provided for those not up to a little hill climbing !
About the author
Mike O’Laughlin, “the Worlds leading expert in Irish Roots”,
is author of 60 Irish Genealogy and History books;
8 CD’s; 30 videos; 200 podcasts; and is a Sean Nós singer
in the Irish Language. To browse his works, go to The Irish Roots Cafe.