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THE IRISH SOCIETY NEWS 2013 St. Patrick’s Celebration Dinner Information - Page 4 VOLUME 11, ISSUE 6 WWW.THEIRISHSOCIETY.ORG DECEMBER 2012 C HRIST...

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THE IRISH SOCIETY NEWS 2013 St. Patrick’s Celebration Dinner Information - Page 4

VOLUME 11, ISSUE 6

WWW.THEIRISHSOCIETY.ORG

DECEMBER 2012

C HRISTMAS E DITION 2013 S T. PATRICK ’ S C ELEBRATION D INNER

The Irish Society www.TheIrishSociety.org P.O. Box 820010 Houston,Texas 77282 PRESIDENT PATRICK SHARKEY

VICE PRESIDENT JOHN P. MCMULLAN TREASURER NEIL MIGGINS

SECRETARY DR. PAULINE WARD

DIRECTORS CONLIN BROGAN LORI GALLAGHER GREGORY HORAN PATRICK BARDEN KEEGAN PETE LITTLE JOE O’ROURKE JOHN URQUHART NEWSLETTER EDITOR DAVID F. O’KEEFE

DIRECTORS EMERITUS MADELINE O’BRIEN DR. JOSEPH MCFADDEN DOROTHY DAVITT JOHN B. KANE REV. CHARLES R. GREENE IN MEMORIAM ANN C. IVINS

Our March 15, 2013 annual Dinner will celebrate not only 3 AOH Icons, but also the Ancient Order of Hibernians which will always be in our memory here in Houston. The 3 lifetime Irish Society members to be honored are Tom Horan, Burke O’Rourke and Larry Miggins. All of these gentlemen were members of the Dick Dowling Division. When the AOH was active in Hopuston, often their social gatherings included visiting Kenneally’s Irish Pub. Here are Art Kelly (RIP) with Tom Horan, Sr. (RIP) there.

The AOH “magic voice” of Sir Arthur Mason.

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OUR FIRST IN SERVICE VOLUNTEER EFFORT THE HOUSTON FOOD BANK

This location is named in memory of one of our founding members: Mary Barden Keegan. Her grandson, Patrick Barden Keegan and Neil Miggins co-chaired this Here are Neil Miggins, Lori Gallagher in- service volunteer effort. Here are and Patrick Barden Keegan at the Patrick and Neil with Lori Gallagher, Houston Food Bank. Director of the William J. Flynn Center for Irish Studies. Fourteen members of our organization gladly volunteered that afternoon in October.The team helped package trays of prepared food for a thousand meals. Though they worked hard, they had a good time.

IRISH COOKING CLASS

From time to time The Irish Society arranges an Irish dining experience right here in Houston. We enjoy Irish dishes prepared by master chefs, with participation in the preparation. If you weren’t at our latest gastronomic outing, you missed an opportunity of pleasant socializing with our members. The most recent Irish cooking class was up in the Heights at Well Done Cooking Classes held in November and hosted by Pat Sharkey and Dr. Pauline Ward. Please visit out Website www.TheIrishSociety.org for regular updates.

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STEAMBOAT HOUSE STEAKHOUSE

Here is lifetime member, Charlie Fogarty, proprietor of the Steamboat House Steakhouse near the Sam Houston Race Track. Charlie was the “auction winner” at our annual St. Patrick’s Celebration Dinner last March. The prize was an On-Island C.I.E. coach tour, which he and his wife, Senie, really enjoyed. Upon his return home, he decided to include Guinness-on-tap at his popular restaurant. Here he is pulling the Guinness tap. We hope that you will visit Steamboat House and enjoy a memorable Above is Charlie Fogarty dinner. The Steamboat House has a great pouring the perfect Guinness. deal of Texas memorabilia. It is an early Texas history museum and is well worth a visit. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to attend on an evening when he appears as Sam Houston.This restaurant is proud to be on Tom Horan’s list of “America’s Top Ten Steakhouses.”

DR. NANCY ANDERSON R. I. P.

Nancy Anderson, M.D. recently passed away at the age of 57. She was a lifetime member, a financial supporter and a regular social participant. Nancy always kept a watchful eye on Sr. Muriel Clarke. To her daughter, Claire Juist and her son, Capt. Andrew Anderson, USMC, The Irish Society offers our condolences. Please visit out Website www.TheIrishSociety.org for regular updates.

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2013 ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION DINNER

Our annual dinner will be held at the Houston Petroleum Club on March 15th. Accepting RSVPs now.Ticket price has not changed from $150 per person. Valet service is included. Open bar all evening. For reservations, call : “Lyn” Brogan at (281) 531-0656 or Pat Sharkey at (713) 752-4266.The evening begins at 6:30 PM with a reception. Grand Entrance of honorees at 7:35. Dinner at 8:00 sharp. Evening concludes at 9:30 PM. Shown left to right are Burke O’Rourke, Pat Sharkey-President of The Irish Society, Tom Horan and Larry Miggins.

THE IRISH SO CIET Y Wishes You and Your Family a very

Me r r y C h r i s t m a s

and a

H a p p y Ne w Ye a r !

The Irish Society www.theirishsociety.org P.O. Box 820010 Houston,Texas 77282