May 2022

 April may signal the start of baseball season nationwide but pride of place this month in the community goes to the local Cooley Keegan branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (C.C.E) based here in the San Francisco area.  Last month, the local Comhaltas...

April 2022

2022 St. Patrick’s Season is a Huge Success It was great to be back gathering again, after the abrupt cancellation of all the 2020 St. Patrick’s events and the muted 2021 activities. The energy and buzz around the Center was great, and people were so happy to be out...

Parade Contest

UICC Photo Contest Send us your Best!   The Irish Center SF Parade Bus is on the move this Saturday!  PARADE, PICTURES, & PRIZES!  When you’re at the parade Saturday make some noise for the Irish Center SF Parade Bus—it’ll be packed full of everything...

March 2022

A Look Back in Time Growing up as a “garsún” (small boy) in rural west Limerick, I often spent weekends and holidays in Ashford, Co. Limerick, with my grandparents Michael and Josephine O’Connor. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, small farm enterprises dotted the...

February 2022

Praise the Youth and they will flourish!  “Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí” — The early weeks of each New Year at the Center are the ones which have been historically quiet after normally busy Christmas and New Years celebrations in the community. That...