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 September 25, 2022 at 12pm noon PST via Zoom. The ILHS is very pleased to present David Wilson, Professor of Celtic Studies and History at the University of Toronto ...

Past Events

  • Sunday May 22, 2022 Bay Area novelist and historian Kevin Akers gave a talk about his new novel “Dunnes of Brittas,” an historical novel based on the true story ...

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, ...