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 May 2, 12pm noon PST/3pm EST via Zoom The ILHS is very pleased to announce a talk with renowned New York author and historian Peter Quinn, in conversation with James ...

Past Events

  • February 27, 2021 Northern Irish Oscar Wilde scholar Deaglan O’Donghaile gave a talk on the famed poet, author, and aesthete’s momentous 1882 visit to San ...

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 ...