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Irish Culture Strongly Influences Houston

Houston’s early beginnings would be closely associated with the Allen brothers, who founded the city, or John Richardson Harris, the man responsible for the name, Harris County. These are the names you see in and around the city, men who played a major part in founding the Houston we know and love today. If you […]

Houston's early beginnings would be closely associated with the Allen brothers, who founded the city, or John Richardson Harris, the man responsible for the name, Harris County. These are the names you see in and around the city, men who played a major part in founding the Houston we know and love today.

If you scratch just a little deeper you'll find some Irish names there too. So in honor of St. Patrick's Day and the fact that we have an Irish producer, we sent Edel Howlin on the hunt for the Irish influence on the Bayou City.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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