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Irish Author Colm Tóibín Leaves ‘Brooklyn’ Behind to Write About Ancient Greece

Posted on · (Above: Irish novelist Colm Tóibín. Photo Courtesy: Jesse Costa/WBUR) Award-winning Irish author Colm Tóibín is probably best known for his novel Brooklyn, about an Irish girl who emigrates to New York. In 2015, it was turned into a movie starring Saorise Ronan. His latest novel, House of Names, is a departure from Brooklyn – and […]

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Irish Culture Strongly Influences Houston

Posted on · 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 […]

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Gaelic Football in Houston, what is it?

Posted on · For the last three years Houston has had it’s own Gaelic Football Team, called the Houston Gaels. Gaelic Football, is a sport native to Ireland that’s sort of a cross between rugby and soccer. Tomorrow night the Houston Gaels is playing an exhibition match at the BBVA Compass Stadium, after the Houston Dynamo take on […]