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.

  • Monthly Meeting

    Sunday March 4th, 2018 ~ 5:30PM-6:30PM

    Active and prospective members are encouraged to join us at our monthly members meetings.

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade

    Saturday March 17th, 2018 ~ 9:00AM-6:00PM

    Join San Diego's Irish community in celebrating St. Patrick's Day with the 38th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival! This year's theme is "Celebrating Our Irish Roots". The House of Ireland will be marching in the parade, which kicks off at 10:30 AM at 6th & Laurel.For more information:

Other Upcoming Events

  • Introductory Music Session

    Sunday February 18th, 2018 ~ 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 February 18th, 2018 ~ 11:00AM-4:00PM

    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. 3rd Sundays feature an instrumental Irish music session!

  • Irish Gaelic Conversation

    Tuesday February 20th, 2018 ~ 7:00PM-10:00PM

    Taught by Shanti Hofshi.

    This session will be focused on simple Irish conversation with supporting grammar and vocabulary. Basic knowledge of Irish is assumed (one prior beginning class). The class is free of charge and all materials are provided.

  • Cottage Open - Saturday Hosting

    Saturday February 24th, 2018 ~ 11:00AM-4:00PM

    Stop in on Saturday for one of our free drop-in classes, or just to experience a little corner of Ireland!

  • Intermediate Music Session

    Saturday February 24th, 2018 ~ 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. Session times may change seasonally, so please check the website or calendar to double check!

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