Here is some background information on the Irish colonies in South Texas..
There are many books regarding the Irish settlement of Texas. Some of the more important ones are:
"The Texas Irish Empresarios and Their Colonies; Refugio and San Patricio"
By: Father William H. Oberste
(Probably the definitive history of early Irish settlement)
"The Forgotten Colony; San Patricio de Hibernia"
by Rachel Bluntzer Hebert
Shamrock and Cactus; The Story of the Catholic Heroes of Texas Independence"
By: W.M. Ryan
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