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opportunity for all to experience the richness and diversity of our
Irish heritage on a nonpartisan, nonsectarian basis.
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The Irish Society of Houston  PO Box 820010  Houston, Texas 77282-0010
Friday, February 16, 2018

James Joyce through Many Lenses

Friday, February 16, 2018 7:00 to 9:30 PM
James Joyce had the extraordinary capacity to tap inner resources
that were powerfully suppressed by societal convention. This
concert will feature musical settings of Joyce texts by composers
Samuel Barber, John Cage, Joyce’s friend Geoffrey Molyneux
Palmer, and even a composition by Joyce himself.
Cost $15 for adults; $10 seniors (65+); UST faculty, staff and
students free, Cullen Hall, 4001 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX
77006. RSVP requested 713-525-3592. Contact Lori Gallagher at

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Miggins Irish Stew Cook-Off
& Music Festival
Come out and support the Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade!
Enjoy great music from The Blaggard's, Dead Rabbits and
Houston Highlanders and Irish Step Dancers from
Cass-Barrington School of Irish Dance.
Plus many more. Also, sample great Irish Stew and other
delectible edibles!
A $10 donation at the door
will get you in for this incredible Event.
Come and meet the 2018 Grand Marshals of the
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Kent Hargett and Michael Martin
Godfrey's Rangers

This event is held at Lucky's Pub
801 St Emanuel St, Houston, Texas 77003
(713) 522-2010

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dorothy Day:
The World Will Be Saved By Beauty

Thursday, March 1, 2018 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Kate Hennessy is a writer and the youngest of Dorothy Day’s
nine grandchildren. She is the author of Dorothy Day: The World
Will Be Saved By Beauty: An Intimate Portrait of My
Grandmother, published by Scribner. Hosted in conjunction with
the UST Donald S. Nesti, CSSp Center for Faith and Culture, Ms.
Hennessy will provide an overview of her book and share stories
from her childhood. Books will be available for sale before the
lecture.Free and open to the public at Chapel of St. Basil, 3802
Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Contact Fr. Chris Valka at or Lori Gallagher at
or 713-525-3592.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Irish Society's
St. Patrick's Celebration Dinner
June and Eamonn Finnerty

Let us Congratulate and celebrate our 2018 honorees
June and Eamonn Finnerty
Our Celebration Dinner will be held at the
Petroleum Club
1201 Louisiana, 35th Floor, Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 659-1431
Cocktails and Appetizers Served at 6:30PM
Tickets are $150 per person or a table of 10 for $1,500
This includes entertainment, dinner, open bar and valet parking
Contact Gregory Horan at 713-459-4559
and let him know how many will attend and whether you want
Email Gregory Horan at

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass and Brunch

Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Four leaf clover with text reading St. Patrick's Day Join us for our
annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Begin the day with a lovely
Mass officiated by Rev. Sean P. Horrigan, the newest member of
the UST Flynn Center for Irish Studies Advisory Board. Stay for
brunch and feast on many traditional Irish and Irish-American
favorites with your family and friends. Thanks to your faithful
support of the Center, the brunch is on us! Please RSVP by March
5, 2018! For reservations, call the Center at 713-525-3592 or e-
mail Mass is at Chapel of St. Basil,
3802 Yoakum Blvd., Houston, TX 77006. Brunch is at Scanlan
Room, Jerabeck Center, 4000 Mt. Vernon St., Houston, TX
77006. Contact Lori Gallagher at
for more information.
Number of Dinner Tickets
Steak or Fish
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