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 2018

  • The ILHS presents a wide array of leading scholars and accomplished writers at our monthly Speaker Series events that typically take place the last Sunday of the month ...

Past Events

  • Sunday, November 18 – Claudia O’Callaghan on “Klondike Mike, an Alaskan Odyssey” Longtime ILHS member Claudia O’Callaghan presented a talk titled  ...

Special Events

  • On Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, we celebrated the contributions of Robert & Rebecca Tracy at UC Berkeley, acknowledging their long and crucial presence in the Irish ...