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 15th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival starts in March 2018. The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive invites Irish & Irish-American men and women to contribute their stories to the first-ever oral history archive. The recently launched 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. 2018 Festival schedule.
SPECIAL EVENT: Friday, April 6th. Fundraiser for Hillary Flynn at The Plough & Stars, San Francisco
Hillary Flynn is a much-loved, respected and valued member of the Irish and Irish-American community in the Bay Area where she has been co-producing the Irish-American Crossroads Festival and the Irish Oral History Archive of the SF Bay Area for several years. In 2016, Hillary was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, and in mid-January 2018 evidence of a tumorous cancer growth was discovered in Hillary’s spine. Read more here.
PLEASE WATCH THIS SPACE FOR EVENT DETAILS COMING MARCH 22. In the meantime you can donate here, or please email Catherine Barry or Margaret McPeake if you would like to see how to contribute help, entertainment or raffle donations to the event on April 6th. Thank you.
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.