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 May 22 at 5pm, via Zoom. Bay Area novelist and historian Kevin Akers will give a talk about his new novel “Dunnes of Brittas,” an historical novel based on ...

Past Events

  • Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 5pm. Cian McMahon, Irish historian, presented a talk on his new book titled The Coffin Ship: Life and Death at Sea during the Great Irish Famine, a ...

Special Events

  • ‚ÄčThe 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, ...