Upcoming Meetings:

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - Myles Dungan in conversation with Colm Toibin at The Mechanics Library - member only event by reservation,  no walk in's please. 

Sunday November 23, 2014 -
Matt Spangler will speak on the topic "St
aging Intercultural Ireland: Theatre and Inward Migration." at the UICC  St Francis Room at 4:30pm.

If you would like to be added to our email list contact Leslie Murdock at lfmurdock@yahoo.com. 

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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    Other Local Irish Cultural Events: 
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10th 9pm
    Hot New Irish Band - “Socks In The Frying Pan” -- FIRST US TOUR
    Door: $10

    Don’t miss the amazing young, new, hot Irish band coming to the US on its first Tour.   This young trad trio from County Clare blend Irish traditional melodies with an innovative rhythmic and melodic garnish.  Combined with an acoustic musical interplay, three-part harmony and an obvious love for live performance, their music compliments the traditional essence of both tune and songs in a fresh and entertaining way.
    Location:  Plough & Stars, 116 Clement Street @ 2nd Avenue, San Francisco
     For more about the band click here.

    Irish Language Classes (8-weeks) 
    $120 for 8 weeks
    10:30-12 noon - Beginners
    12 noon - 1:30 pm - Intermediate
    If you have Q's, please contact Josephine Brogan, 415/681-4803.

    1:00-3:00 PM
    Irish-American Stories Workshop
     The Patrick J. Dowling Library is pleased to once again partner with author and educator Margaret Cooley who will facilitate a workshop exploring Irish-American stories. 
    Sometimes all we have left of our ancestors is a photograph, a marriage record or a Mass card. Margaret Cooley will give a talk and teach a workshop on how she began without any records, stories or photographs and found enough information to recreate a family story and write a book, The McQueeneys: From Ireland to America. Participants may bring a family photograph or record and will have an opportunity to access ancestry records at the workshop. Margaret will assist participants in using vital records and photographs to begin to tell their family stories and make their own books.  

    Sign Up: Please contact Margaret Cooley to 
pre-register in advance at marg_cooley@yahoo.com. Admission will be on a first come, first serve basis due to limited space and the popularity of her previous workshops.
    Cost: $20 for genealogy search and workshop materials including the book
     Location: The United Irish Cultural Center, Patrick J. Dowling Library, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco. (415) 661-2798

    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