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 2020

  • Sunday January 31, 5pm via Zoom Montana historian Ciara Ryan will give a talk entitled “Butte’s Cultural Comrades and Political Poets: Seán “Irish” O Sullivan and ...

Past Events

  • Sunday November 22, 2020 Historian James Walsh spoke about the Irish mining community of Leadville, Colorado. The presentation gave the important story of the Leadville Irish ...

Special Events

  • ​The 2020 annual Irish Literary & Historical Society’s March event featuring Doug McConnell will also honor Bob and Becky Tracy. Beloved by many, Bob Tracy passed ...