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Irish heritage on a nonpartisan, nonsectarian basis.
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The Irish Society of Houston  PO Box 820010  Houston, Texas 77282-0010
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil
at Griff's
Saturday, January 30th 1PM til 6PM - St. Patrick's Parade
Committee - Annual Crawfish and Shrimp Boil at Griff's.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Houston Gaels Season Kick-off
and Pub League Draft

1/30 - 7:30pm to Late - FREE - Houston Gaels Season Kick-off
and Pub League Draft - Springbok bar (Downtown Houston) -
The Gaels opening party for the 2016 season. If you're interested
in playing in the co-ed pub league drop them an email at to add you're name to the draft

February 4, 2016

Dr. P.J. Mathews, School of English,
Drama and Film
University College Dublin
Speaks about the Easter Rising

Thursday, February 4, 2016
When: 7 PM
Where: University of St. Thomas, Cullen Hall
4001 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX 77006

Cost: Free and open to the public

RSVP for those with mobility issues
and groups of 6 or more

There is no doubt that poetry and theatre played a huge role in
the events that led to the Easter Rising, but it is unlikely that any
of the volunteers who saw action on Easter week signed up for
combat solely because they read patriotic poems or attended
nationalist plays. This lecture will explore the influence of
literature and culture on Irish nationalist debate in advance of the

Dr. P.J. Mathews is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English,
Drama and Film at University College Dublin, and has written
widely on Irish literature and theatre.

February 13, 2016

The 10th Annual Miggins Irish Stew Cook-
Off and Music Festival

Lucky’s Pub
801 St. Emanuel St, Houston, Texas 77003

(713) 522-2010
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from noon til 5PM
There will be great Live Music, Food and Good Times had by all.
A $10 donation gets you in the door to all the day’s activities and
helps support the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which is held on
Saturday, March 12, 2016.
Your Irish Society will be there cooking to Win! So come out and
support the Houston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
and your Irish Society.

February 18, 2016

2/18 - 6:00pm - 8pm Irish Network Houston "Third
Thursday" Networking Mixer, location TBD

March 4, 2016

2016 Celebration Dinner
David O'Keefe and Lyn Brogan

You and your guests are cordially invited to the 2016 Celebration
Dinner on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Petroleum Club, 1201
Louisiana St, 35th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002. The Club can be
reached at (713) 659-1431. Tickets are $150.00 per person and
$1,500.00 per table of ten. Valet parking is included.
The night begins at 6:30pm for a cocktail hour; then a chef
prepared meal will be served. Some singing and Irish humor will
end the evening.

Please contact Gregory Horan at
or Pete Little at