The ILHS is a community of people in pursuit of knowledge of the best in Irish and Irish American literature and history studies. We have presented a broad range of fascinating speakers from the heights of literature and academia as well as some of the finest lay scholars in the field. We have supported and celebrated Irish studies for more than 70 years in the great City of San Francisco.

Speaker Series 2018

  • Sunday, September 30 – Carl Nolte on his life and career in San Francisco – “From Portrero Hill to Fifth & Mission” Carl Nolte began his long journalistic ...

Past Events

  • Sunday, May 20 – Tony Bucher on “Archie Bunker’s Chair – Media Images and Social Realities of Irish America from the 1960s and 1970s” Tony Bucher, President ...

Special Events

  • Thursday, March 22nd. Join us in celebrating the contributions of Robert & Rebecca Tracy at UC Berkeley We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd, to ...