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

About Irish-American Crossroads

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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. Crossroads produces a variety of outstanding cultural and historical programs throughout the year, while also serving as a central hub of events information for the Irish and Irish-American communities of the Bay Area.

Our core program is the Irish-American Crossroads Festival, a literary, musical, and cultural festival that features the “best and the brightest” of Irish and Irish-American artists to venues in the San Francisco Bay Area each year during the month of March; ours is the only ongoing festival of its kind in the country. Crossroads also directs the Irish Oral History Archive of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is being developed with funding from the Emigrant Support Programme of Ireland. We also sponsor the Irish-American Writing Contest, which supports and encourages emerging Irish-American poets, fiction writers, and memoirists.