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

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 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 21st Annual Irish American Crossroads Festival takes place March 9 – April 13, 2024.


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.

Remembering Hillary

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 always remembering our dear friend.

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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.