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 2022

  • Sunday February 5, 2023 at 5pm noon PST via Zoom. The ILHS is pleased to present a talk by Professor Ryan Keating titled Bold Fenian Men: Fenianism and the Salvation of the ...

Past Events

  • Sunday October 30, 2022 Cormac O’Malley spoke on his work on the life of his father ‘Ernie O’Malley: Irish Rebel and Traveler in the Southwest, 1929-1932, and ...

Special Events

  • ​The last live pre-Covid ILHS event was held in March 2020, featuring Doug McConnell and honoring Bob and Becky Tracy. Beloved by many, Bob Tracy passed away January 16, ...