Irish-Americans possess a rich and diverse history that has greatly influenced the cultural, political, and creative landscapes of the United States and beyond. Irish-American Crossroads recognizes this and is committed to revealing the often hidden histories of the Irish-American experience. Our programs promote Irish-American culture and heritage with a special emphasis on the San Francisco Bay Area.
Irish-American Crossroads produces programs year-round. The 18th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival takes place in March and early April 2021. The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive invites Irish & Irish-American men and women to contribute their stories to the first-ever oral history archive, and the Crossroads Salon meets regularly. More information on our programs can be found below.
The Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in the SF Bay Area. Given the recommendations of the City of San Francisco and the State of California, all events in the 2021 Crossroads festival will be virtual.
This year’s online festival will take place March 6 – April 11, 2021. 2021 Festival Schedule
Saturday, March 6th 1-3pm PST
Hillary Flynn passed away in November 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Hillary was the guiding force behind the launch of the Irish-American Crossroads Festival in 2004. She held a vision for the Festival and worked tirelessly to see it come to fruition.
The March 6th memorial is open to the community, offering everyone an opportunity to share memories and reflections on Hillary’s continuing impact on us as individuals and as a community.
Please join us as we pay homage to our dear friend. Please register in advance
ORAL HISTORY ARCHIVE
Irish-American Crossroads aims to produce a comprehensive archive of the life stories of the Irish in the SF Bay Area. Hear samplings from the archive.
The Crossroads Salon is a forum to highlight and explore the work of local writers and artists who either have Irish or Irish-American heritages or are interested in exploring Irish-American themes.