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 24, 2023 The Travels of Kathleen M. Murphy, “Ireland’s Super-Tramp” The ILHS will present a talk by Professor Patrick Bixby entitled The Travels of ...

Past Events

  • May 21, 2023 Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile, Reader in Late Victorian Literature and Culture at Liverpool John Moores University presented a talk entitled “Wilde in The Wasp: ...

Special Events

  • ​The 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, ...