Irish American News July 2015 Column

Hooliganism By Mike Houlihan The other night I glimpsed a revelation of Irish revolution through music and songs hundreds of years old. Seated in an ancient mansion along the lake I watched an Irishman stand in half-light to tell us the story of our nation. With three musicians behind him, and a bodhrán in his […]

September 2014 Hooliganism Column from The Irish American News

Hooliganism By Mike Houlihan   I’ll be in heaven next month. Just for a preview. It’s the annual Skinny & Houli pilgrimage to the holy ground, Ireland! Somebody said, “Ireland is where the hand of God touches earth.” And I will give witness to that. Last year on the Skinny & Houli trip as I […]

August 2014 Column from The Irish American News

Hooliganism By Mike Houlihan   I played Captain Brennan in Sean O’Casey’s epic play THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS back in 1977 when I was a green actor with The Syracuse Stage Theatre company. It was an epiphany for this young Irish-American lad who knew little of the history of Ireland. My knowledge at the […]

“A Terrible Beauty” to Premiere at Gene Siskel Film Center

“A Terrible Beauty”, Irish Film on 1916 Easter Uprising, to Premiere in Chicago at The Gene Siskel Film Center September 26 & 28, 2014   The Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State Street, Chicago, will host the Chicago premiere of a significant historical docu-drama chronicling events during the 1916 Easter rebellion by Irish Volunteers […]