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

  • Sunday April 28, 2019 – Eminent Historian of the Irish in the American West David Emmons on Peter Yorke’s 1918 faction fight with Garrett McEnerney The ILHS is very ...

Past Events

  • Celebrating the Irish Diaspora of Australia Mairéid Sullivan, author, singer/song writer and historian– West Cork born, San Francisco raised, and Australian citizen ...

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 ...