There are no strangers here, only friends who have not met.
Welcome to the House of Ireland, a member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Join us each weekend as we celebrate the rich culture of the Emerald Isle.
Sunday March 5th, 2017 ~ 5:00PM-6:00PM
Active and prospective members are encouraged to join us at our monthly members meetings.
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Saturday March 11th, 2017 ~ 9:00AM-6:00PM
Join San Diego's Irish community in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the 37th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival! This year's theme is "Mná an Domhain", "Women of the World". The House of Ireland will be marching in the parade, which kicks off at 10:30 AM at 6th & Laurel.For more information: http://www.stpatsparade.org/
House of Ireland Lawn Program
Sunday March 12th, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Join us for our annual celebration of Irish culture! We will be serving bangers and colcannon, Irish coffee (non-alcoholic), and delicious baked goods beginning at 12pm and continuing until 5pm. Browse through our information booths, and perhaps take home some potted shamrocks or Irish-themed jewelry! Be sure to grab a seat from 2pm to 3:30pm for our stage performance, featuring live music and traditional Irish dancing!
Other Upcoming Events
Cottage Open - Fourth Tuesday
Tuesday February 28th, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-2:00PM
The cottage will be open in the afternoon as a part of the Free Tuesdays rotation. Stop by and say hello!
Irish Gaelic - Beginner II
Thursday March 2nd, 2017 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM
Taught by Shanti Hofshi. Beginning Irish grammar, vocabulary and conversation. Some familiarity, such as a previous beginner class, is assumed, but not required. Class is free of charge and all materials are provided.
Celtic Art Class
Saturday March 4th, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-3:00PM
Topic: "St. Patrick's Day Flower Arranging"
Taught by Mary McDermott and Sandra Arevalo. Join us at the House of Ireland for an interactive Celtic Art class.
Intermediate Music Session
Saturday March 4th, 2017 ~ 3:00PM-5:00PM
An Intermediate Irish Session meets at the cottage each week. Musicians at an intermediate level are welcome to join in, and members of the public are welcome to stop in and enjoy the music. Players must bring their own instruments.
Introductory Music Session
Sunday March 5th, 2017 ~ 10:30AM-12:00PM
Every Sunday morning, the House of Ireland offers a free introductory Irish session music class at the House of Ireland Cottage in Balboa Park, San Diego. All players of all levels are welcome to participate. Players must bring their own instruments.
Cottage Open - Sunday Hosting
Sunday March 5th, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Experience a bit of Irish hospitality. Stop in for a cup of Irish tea and a slice of soda bread while enjoying traditional Irish music and dance or joining in for some classic Irish songs. 1st Sundays feature traditional Irish step dancing!