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Irish American Heritage Association
P.O. Box 5843   

Katy, Texas 77491   

"We are a gathering of people of Irish descent
and those who appreciate Irish culture and its gifts to the world."

We meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at the Municipal Utility District Building on Cimmaron Pkwy at Hidden Canyon Rd (just west of S Mason Rd) in Katy, Texas to enjoy speakers, performances, and presentations on Ireland and the Irish. We also publish a monthly newsletter,  The Irish Heritage News.  For a list of local Irish events, see our Calendar below.


For more information or directions, please call:

Mike Long . . . . . . 281-395-3038
Dennis Donlan . . . 281-392-0894
Max Triola   . . . . . 713-728-8612

OR

E-mail us at:

     info @ texirish.org

  OR visit our Links Pages for:

     Irish groups, Irish culture, Irish dance, Irish music, and other Celtic webpages   


Schedule of Events Summer / Fall 2012


Tuesday, June 26  . . . .  Annual Installation of Officers - Dinner Meeting

   7pm                            La Madeleine Cafe & Restaurant
                                      23322 Mercantile Pkwy, Katy

Tuesday, July 24  . . . . .  Meeting:  Heroes Project: IRISH Series -  Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan                                      

Saturday, August 4 . . .  O'Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing
      2-7                    
      Fundraising Event at Kicks Indoor Soccer Arena

Tuesday, August 28  . . .  Meeting:  Heroes Project: IRISH Series -  John O'Neill: The Man Who Knew

Friday, Sept 14  . . . . . .  Michael Londra's Celtic Fire
     8pm                           Miller Outdoor Theatre
                                       Hermann Park on Fannin St

Friday, Sept 14  . . . . . .  The Tomfooligans in Concert
     9:30pm                       Molly's Pub on Westheimer
                                      11128 Westheimer Rd near Wilcrest Dr

Thursday, Sept 20  . . .   David Syne, Pianist: "Music from West Cork: Classical & Irish Favorites"
      7:30pm                     Cullen Hall, University of St. Thomas
                                     
Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for details


Sat & Sun, Sept 22-23  . . .  Sherwood Forest Faire Celtic Music Festival
          10am-Dusk                   McDade, TX (near Austin)


Sunday, September 30  . .   IRISH AIRES Picnic and Fundraiser Concert
          2pm-6pm                  Dan Electro's Guitar Bar
                                           1031 E 24th St off Airline Dr

                                           

Tuesday, September 25  . . .  Meeting

Thursday, October 4  . . . .  "What Does It Mean To Be Irish American?: Exploring Through Time"
      7:30pm                          Prof. Timothy Meagher, Catholic University of America
                                           Cullen Hall,
University of St. Thomas
                                           Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for details
                                
Wednesday, October 18 . .  Flying Fish Sailors & Brave Combo
    6:30pm                           Discovery Green in Downtown Houston     

Tuesday, October 23  . . . .  Meeting

Monday, October 29  . . . .  Mike Davitt Irish Open Golf Tournament
                                           Benefitting the Houston St Patrick's Day Parade Commission
                                           Cypresswood Golf Club at 21602 Cypresswood Dr in Spring, TX

Saturday, Nov 3  . . . . . .   Feile Houston
      8am-6pm                     O'Maoileidigh School of Irish Dancing
                                          Houston Marriott North
                                          225 N Sam Houston Pkwy E

November 3 & 4  . . . . . .   Austin Celtic Festival

                                          Fiesta Gardens at 2102 Bergman Ave

                                          Austin, Texas


Friday, November 9  . . . . The Annual Irish Gala
       6:30pm                       The Houstonian Hotel
                                          111 N Post Oak Ln
                                          Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher at 713-525-3592 or
                                          by e-mail at irishstudies@stthom.edu

Sunday, November 11 . . .  Celtic Thunder "Heritage" Tour
     7pm                               Bayou Music Center
                                           520 Texas Ave, Downtown Houston

Sunday, November 11 . . .  Gaelic Storm in Concert
     7pm                               House of Blues at 1204 Caroline St, The Pavillions

Thursday, November 15  . .  "A Tale of Two Hemispheres: Charles Gavan Duffy"
      7:30pm                           Prof. Sean Farrell, Northern Illinois University
                                            Cullen Hall,
University of St. Thomas
                                            Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for details


Tuesday, November 20  . . . .  Meeting:  Annual Potluck Dinner

November 23, 24, 25  . . . . .  Celtic Christmas Weekend
                                              Texas Renaissance Festival
 
                                                Plantersville, TX

Sunday, December 9  . . . . . "Celtic Christmas Carols with Danny O'Flaherty & Noel Nash"
      2pm                                Jones Auditorium, University of St. Thomas
                                             Admission:  $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, Free for children and students
                                             Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for more details


Tuesday, December 25  . . . .  SHONA NOLLAIG!  No meeting this month!

December/January  . . . . . . .  Irish Aires' Holiday Party
                                              KPFT 90.1
Radio Station at 419 Lovett St
                                             (near Montrose Blvd at Westheimer Rd)

Schedule of Events Winter / Spring 2013


January 22 . . . . . .  Meeting

Saturday, February TBD  . .  Heart of Texas Feis
      8am-6pm                         McTeggart School of Irish Dancing
                                              Houston Hilton North Hotel
                                              (formerly the Wyndham Greenspoint)

Thursday, February 7  . . .   "Celtic Spirituality & Its Contribution To The Roman Catholic Church"
      7:30pm                            Sister Madeleine Grace, CVI, of UST's Theology Department
                                             Cullen Hall,
University of St. Thomas
                                             Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for details


Saturday, February TBD . . .  Rory Miggins Memorial Irish Stew Cook-off
     1pm - 6pm                         
benefiting the Houston St. Patrick's Day Parade    
                                                Lucky's Pub at 801 St Emanuel, Old Chinatown
  
Wednesday, February 15  . . .   The Chieftains & The Houston Symphony
     7pm                                    Jones Hall at 615 Louisiana St, Downtown Houston


February 26   . . . . .  Meeting

March 1, 2, & 3 . . . . . North Texas Irish Festival
                                         Fair Park - Dallas, TX

Wednesday, March 6  . . .    Tommy O'Sullivan & Sliabh Notes
      7:30pm                           benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies
                                            Jones Auditorium,
University of St. Thomas
                                            Admission:  $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, Free for children and students
                                            Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for more details


Friday, March TBD     . . . .      Emerald Ball Reception & Silent Auction
                                             
The Houston Club, 811 Rusk St at Milam
                                                    6:45pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner
                                            For reservations, contact Dorothy Davitt at 281-358-2380
                                               or Emerald Ball, PO Box 5603, Kingwood, TX  77325

Sunday, March 10  . . . . .Grand Marshal's Reception for St. Patrick's Day Parade
        2pm-6pm                           at Brian O'Neills in Rice Village
                                                 5555 Morningside Dr at Times Blvd
                                             
Thursday, March 14  . . . .     2010 St. Patrick's Day Queen Contest
     6pm-10pm                            
Griff's Shenanigans Cafe & Bar
                                            3416 Roseland near Montrose Blvd & Hawthorne


Friday, March TBD  . . . .  St. Patrick's Grand Marshals Gala
     6pm-10pm                    
The Petroleum Club of Houston
                                                800 Bell St in Downtown
                                               Admission $125 per person
                                               Call Jeannie Kearns at 713-365-9648 for tickets

Friday, March 15  . . . . .   St. Patrick's Day Mass at the Chapel of St. Basil & 
       10:30am                       Irish Brunch at the Jerabeck Center
                                                 of the University of St. Thomas
                                                     
benefiting the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies
                                              Contact Dr. Lori Gallagher for details or to RSVP

St. Patrick's Day . . .  Sunday, March 17 

Saturday, March 16 . . .  Houston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
        12noon                         Downtown Houston


Sunday, March 17 . . . . . FM 1960 Area St. Patrick's Day Parade
        2pm                            FM 1960 @ Champions Forest Dr
                                       Benefitting the Cypress Creek EMS Educational Programs

Sunday, March 17  . . .   St. Patrick's Day Music Festival
      11am-1am                    at McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub
                                        2425 Norfolk St  (Between Kirby Dr & S Shepherd)

March 26  . . .   Meeting

April 23   . . . .   Meeting

Sat-Sun, April 27-28   . . .   Houston Celtic Festival & Highland Games
      10am-5pm                      at the Houston Farm & Ranch Club
                                       One Abercrombie Place, Hwy 6 North of I-10 West
                                       Visit with us at the All-Irish Table among the Clan Tents
                                                
May 28   . . . .   Meeting


Sunday, June 16  . . . . .  Bloomsday with the Irish Society of Houston
      11am-1am                   Celebrating the literature of James Joyce
                                       Olde City Pub, Kuykendahl Rd North of FM 1960 West

Tuesday, June 25  . . . .  2013 Installation of Officers - Dinner Meeting
   7pm                             To be determined



Updated last on 08-30-2012