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 2021

  • Sunday, October 31, 12pm PST. Tony Bucher on the Mission Dolores Graveyard. Happy Hallowe’en! The graveyard at Mission Dolores is a tiny, overgrown pocket of one of the ...

Past Events

  • Sunday, September 26, 12pm PST. The ILHS Presents acclaimed filmmaker Valerie Lapin, on her groundbreaking documentary “Shalom Ireland”. Valerie is joined by Kieran ...

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, ...