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.

Upcoming Events

  • stmarys
    Sunday, January 31, 2016 – Tony Bucher on “Old Saint Mary’s – San Francisco’s Irish Monument” The deep and varied story of the Irish in San Francisco is ...

Past Events

  • walkup
    On November 22 Kathleen Walkup presented “Pulling the Devil by the Tail: Cuala Press, Elizabeth Corbet Yeats and the Ghost of Albert Bender” One of the more ...

Special Announcements

  • procframed
    Annual Banquet, Sunday March 13, 2016. Professor Bob Tracy will talk about The Proclamation of the Irish Republic as both a work of literature written by poets, and a ...