Promoting Irish-American Culture
and Preserving Local Histories
Through Year-Round Programs

Walking the Rising: Irish-Americans and the 1916 Easter Rising in the Mission District

Sunday, July 16th, 12 pm
Location: Meet up in front of Foodhall, located on the corner of Valencia Street @ 16th Street, in San Francisco.
Tickets: $20

Irish-American Crossroads is pleased to announce a second round of the popular Walking the Rising walking tour!

Join San Francisco writer Elizabeth Creely on a walking tour of the Mission District’s revolutionary Irish past.  On Sunday, April 24th, 1916, seven Irishmen declared Ireland to be an independent state, free from centuries of British rule. Two Irishmen, Daniel Harnedy and Larry De Lacey brought that struggle to the streets of the Mission district and worked tirelessly to secure Ireland’s freedom from centuries of British rule. Walk with Elizabeth as she uncovers the Mission District’s revolutionary past when freedom in Ireland was envisioned in Irish-Americans homes, meeting halls, churches and places of business from Mission street to 24th street.  The walking distance is about 2 miles. It will conclude at St. Peter’s Church, 1200 Florida Street, San Francisco. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

The tour is limited to 25 people.

Sign up soon! This is a popular tour, which sells out quickly.

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Rediscovering Irish-America.

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 14th Annual Irish-American Crossroads Festival starts in March 2017.  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. Information about the Festival.


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.


Irish American Crossroads Mark

Crossroads was founded to promote the discovery and understanding of the Irish experience in the Americas, and to ensure that the richness of the arts, culture, history, and traditions of this heritage are both held in high esteem and preserved for generations to come.