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 Irish-American Crossroads Festival is a literary, musical, and cultural event that takes place every year in the SF Bay Area. The Crossroads Irish Oral History Archive features Irish & Irish-American men and women who have contributed their stories to the first-ever oral history archive in the Bay Area, and the Crossroads Salon meets regularly. More information on our programs can be found below.
The 19th Annual Irish American Crossroads Festival took place March 5 – April 30, 2022.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR 19th ANNUAL FESTIVAL! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR FOR THE 20th!
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.
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.
Please join us in remembering our dear friend.