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

  • The next regular Speaker Series event is “The Soul of the Potato” to be held on Feb 25th at the UICC. Hernando Torres-Fernandez, Consul General of Peru and Robert ...

Past Events

  • Tom Clancy “Go, move, shift: Exploring Irish cultural changes through ten songs“. Sunday, January 28, 5:00pm – Independent scholar Tom Clancy explored the ...

Special Events

  • Sunday, March 11, 6:00pm – Annual St. Patrick’s Banquet honoring Ed Callanan & featuring Mike Casey, President of the San Francisco Labor Council Celebrating Ed ...