Upcoming Meetings:

Sunday February 22nd at 5pm. Author Catherine Duggan on the Brehon Laws.

Catherine Duggan, attorney and historian of Irish law will discuss her book The Lost Laws of Ireland, How the Brehon Laws Shaped Early Irish Society. Brehon Law was the legal system that governed Irish society for over 1000 years. Since there was no central authority, the Brehon
Laws were enforced by the community. They reflect a culture that sought to insure fairness a
nd harmony in a hierarchical warrior society. 
This event will be held in the Saint Francis Room at 5pm; Uni
ted Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Ave, San Francisco ILHS members free, visitors $5

Sunday March 8, 2015
Cocktails at 6:00 / Dinner at 7:00 
Presenting the music of Aodh Óg Ó Tuama & Christy Martin of
Four Shillings Short 
and a dramatic reading of the works of early 20th Century humorist 
Finley Peter Dunne
Produced and performed by Myles Dungan and Professor Glen Gendzel

At the United Irish Cultural Center -2700 45th Ave., San Francisco
$60 per person – includes full Dinner with Wine
To order tickets, please  click on this link and return this form with a check for $60 per person. Please make checks payable to I.L.H.S.*

Mail the attached form & check to: Eileen Kivlehan, 1494 – 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. For information please call: Eileen Kivlehan at (415) 681-2078, or Brian Whitty at (925) 925-9015
*Please Note: Reservation deadline is March 1st. 
No tickets will be sold at the door.*

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    Myles Dungan in conversation with Colm Toibin at the Mechanics Library - Oct. 2014

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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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