Next Meeting
We are on summer break. Our fall speaker series is as follows: 

Sunday September 28, 2014 at 4.30pm at the UICC.  - Emer Martin is an Irish novelist, painter and film-maker. She will be discussing her new historical novel titled,  The Affection of a Hagmore

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Myles Dungan in conversation with Colm Toibin at The Mechanics Library

  • Sunday November 16, 2014 - To be announced
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E-Book - Our publication The Irish of the San Francisco Bay Area - Essays on Good Fortune is now available as an E-Book. Click here to preview and download

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    The Irish Literary & Historical Society (ILHS) of the San Francisco Bay Area provides an open, nonsectarian, and nonpolitical forum for the presentation and discussion of Irish and Irish-American culture. The ILHS hosts a speaker series at which invited speakers explore Irish arts, literature, history, society, and culture. In March, the Society hosts its annual St. Patrick’s Banquet, featuring a guest speaker and an evening of Irish music, song, and poetry.More

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    Membership - Join or Renew Dues are $25 for individuals and $30 for dual. Please consider making a tax deductible donation when renewing your membership. Your support is needed and much appreciated.  Membership Form

     Board member Eileen Kivlehan with the late Seamus Heaney at an ILHS event. 

    Membership - Join or Renew Dues for 2014 remain unchanged at $25 for individuals and $30 for spouses and partners. To complete a membership form - Click Here.