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 February 28, 12pm noon PST via Zoom Northern Irish Oscar Wilde scholar Deaglan O’Donghaile will give a talk on the famed poet, author, and aesthete’s ...

Past Events

  • January 31, 2021 Montana historian Ciara Ryan gave a talk entitled “Butte’s Cultural Comrades and Political Poets: Seán “Irish” O Sullivan and Séamus “an ...

Special Events

  • ​The 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 ...