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The Irish Society of Houston  PO Box 820010  Houston, Texas 77282-0010
September 18, 2016, Sunday

1916: The Irish Rebellion
Sunday, September 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Narrated by
Liam Neeson, this landmark documentary tells the
dramatic story of the events that took place in Dublin during
Easter Week 1916, when a small group of Irish rebels took on the
might of the British Empire.
The documentary – featuring a
combination of rarely seen archival footage, news segments
filmed on location worldwide, and interviews with leading
international experts – also uncovers the untold story of the
central role Irish Americans played in the lead-up to the
rebellion. Although defeated militarily, the men and women of
the Easter Rising would wring a moral victory from the jaws of
defeat and inspire countless freedom struggles throughout the
world – from Ireland to India.
An initiative of the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at
the University of Notre Dame, this documentary tells the story of
the 1916 Easter Rising in a comprehensive way and, for the first
time, places these events in their proper historical, political and
cultural context as the precursor to an independent Irish state.
Free and open to the public
Jones Hall
3910 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006
Contact Lori Gallagher for more Information
irishstudies@stthom.edu       713-525-3592

September 28, 2016, Wednesday

Irish Trivia Night

at Johnny McElroy's Irish Pub
1223 Waugh

The Irish Society is proud to host an Irish Trivia Party for
its members on Wednesday, September 28, 2016
at 7:30pm at Johnny McElroy’s Irish Pub at 1223 Waugh.

The party is free to all members, and we encourage one and all to
come out and test your knowledge of Irish folklore, history,  
geography, sports, etc.   It will be an entertaining, challenging and
social night for all our members. The Irish Trivia challenge will
consist of 4 person teams competing in 6 rounds with 6 trivia
questions per round.  The team with the most correct answers
will be the winner.  The team assignments will be randomly made
at the Pub to insure everyone makes new friends and shares their
collective Irish wisdom.  The Trivia Contest is free.   A cash bar
featuring a wide selection of Irish beverages will be available for
all. As we know, the Irish are terrific braggarts.  Winning the Irish
Trivia contest will provide you and your teammates with
legitimate bragging rights in the Houston Irish community.  Even if
you do not win the Irish Trivia contest, you are assured of great
night of Irish fun and drink with your Irish Society colleagues.  We
look forward to seeing our members. Slainte!