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 2019

  • The ILHS presents a wide array of leading scholars and accomplished writers at our monthly Speaker Series events.  Most talks are held on the last Sunday of each month, ...

Past Events

  • Sunday May 19, 2019  – Professor Renée Tosser on Political Imagery and Bonfires in Northern Ireland Professor Renée Tosser, Université de la Réunion (France) ...

Special Events

  • The Irish Literary & Historical Society’s St Patrick’s Season Event “Irish in Australia with Mairéid Sullivan” takes place at the Hotel Marker, San ...