Upcoming Events

Sunday January 28, 2024 at 12pm noon on Zoom:
John Borgonovo on the Friends of Irish Freedom in San Francisco, 1917-1922

The ILHS is very pleased to present a talk by Professor John Borgonovo on The Friends of Irish Freedom in San Francisco, 1917-1922, on Sunday January 28, 2024 at 12pm noon PST on Zoom

The Irish Revolution of 1916 to 1923 featured a dynamic international dimension, particularly in the United States. To secure financial and diplomatic support, the Irish Republican campaign mobilized the Irish-American Diaspora. The San Francisco Bay Area emerged as a key location for this effort, as it generated lucrative fundraising, spectacular receptions of Irish emissaries, and a robust organization of 35,000 Californians (16,000 in San Francisco), organized into 174 branches statewide . This lecture will outline the Irish independence movement in the Bay Area, explain and contextualize its efforts, and map areas of strength in San Francisco and across the state. It will hope to raise awareness of a remarkable campaign of international solidarity which was embraced in San Francisco and elsewhere over a century ago.

Dr John Borgonovo is Senior Lecturer in the School of History at University College Cork. He has published extensively on Revolutionary Ireland (1914-1923), including numerous monographs and the co-edited, award-winning Atlas of the Irish Revolution (Cork University Press, 2017). He appears frequently on radio and television, and in 2023 was named University Historian by University College Cork. John is a native San Franciscan who relocated to Cork in 2006.

Please see the Zoom link below:

Time: Jan 28, 2024 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)


Meeting ID: 892 0058 4159