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

  • The ILHS Speaker Series returns on Sunday September 27 at 5pm via Zoom. This month’s speaker is author Elgy Gillespie who will speak about her recent book “A ...

Past Events

  • Sunday, March 8,  Special Program & Irish Reception with Bay TV Journalist Doug McConnell. The long time Bay Area TV journalist and host of “Bay Area ...

Special Events

  • ‚ÄčThe 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 ...