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4th Annual Big Irish Campfire Heads West

August 24 - August 25

4th Annual Big Irish Campfire Heads West

Thursday, August 24—Friday, August 25, 2023
United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116

This August, Irish community leaders from across the country will descend on San Francisco. The United Irish Cultural Center of San Francisco is delighted to have been selected as the hosting venue for the Irish Echo’s 4th Annual Big Irish Campfire, which has only been held on the East Coast thus far. In 2022, President Liam Reidy was asked to be a panelist at the 3rd annual event held at Iona College in New York. He was recruited to speak on post pandemic realities and also had an opportunity to present the vision for the Project 2025. At the gathering, Liam was presented with the coveted Cara Award which he accepted on behalf of the UICC Board of Directors for their efforts in engaging and energizing the Irish community of the SF Bay Area during a pandemic and beyond, as well as laying the plans for Project 2025.

Held over a two-day period the Campfire will bring together civic leaders, entrepreneurs, business leaders, politicians, and representatives from Irish Centers all across America to discuss matters relevant to Irish American communities, share ideas and develop long term strategic partnerships around Irish arts and cultural programming.

And just as the Campfire winds down on Friday evening, the stage will be set for our 2nd Annual Rock the Gates Summer Fleadh, an all-day music festival on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

The Big Irish Campfire is the brainchild of Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, publisher of The Irish Echo—the most widely read Irish-American newspaper in the United States. Developed first as an online symposium, it has expanded and grown into a sought-after, well attended in-person event.

Planning is underway for the 2023 Campfire, and details including the Keynote Speaker announcement, program of events, and how to attend and participate will be communicated over the coming months. Interested in joining the planning committee and getting involved? Contact lreidy@irishcentersf.org.


August 24
August 25
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United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94116 United States
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