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.
Cottage Open - Fourth Tuesday
Tuesday June 27th, 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 Conversation Circle
Tuesday June 27th, 2017 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM
Taught by Niamh Thornton and Shanti Hofshi.An introductory Irish Gaelic conversation circle. No prior knowledge of Irish is expected, but any level is welcome to participate. This activity is free of charge and all materials are provided.
Irish Gaelic Songs
Thursday June 29th, 2017 ~ 7:00PM-9:00PM
Taught by Shanti Hofshi.This class will be a survey of Irish Gaelic songs as a means of learning Irish grammar, idiom and vocabulary. We will be listening to and analyzing one or more songs each week. This is not a singing class, but the material we study will be useful to you if you wish to sing in Irish. A basic knowledge of Irish (e.g. one previous beginner class) is recommended. The class is free of charge and all materials are provided by the instructor.
Cottage Open - Saturday Hosting
Saturday July 1st, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Stop in on Saturday for one of our free drop-in classes, or just to experience a little corner of Ireland!
Celtic Art Class
Saturday July 1st, 2017 ~ 12:00PM-3:00PM
Topic: "Creating Celtic Designed Tote Bags"
Taught by Mary McDermott and Sandra Arevalo. Join us at the House of Ireland for an interactive Celtic Art class.
Intermediate Music Session
Saturday July 1st, 2017 ~ 4:00PM-6:00PM
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 July 2nd, 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 July 2nd, 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!