Meetings For 2018
Monthly Meeting1st Sundays, 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Next Meeting: March 4th, 2018
Meetings begin at 5:30PM at the House of Ireland, and are generally held on the first Sunday of each month (with exceptions for holidays and a recess for summer). Active and prospective members are encouraged to attend.
St. Patrick's Day Parade & FestivalSt. Patrick's Day Weekend
Next Parade: March 17th, 2018
On the Saturday closest to St. Patrick's Day, the Irish Congress of Southern California celebrates St. Patrick's Day each year with a parade through Downtown San Diego and an Irish Festival in Balboa Park. Both are free to the public. Representatives from the House of Ireland march in the parade each year.
For more information: www.stpatsparade.org
House of Ireland Lawn ProgramSt. Patrick's Day Weekend
Next Event: March 18th, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration of Ireland's rich culture! Each March, on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day, the House of Ireland presents our annual lawn program. Live music, dancing, and other Irish traditions take the stage while Irish stew and other tasty treats are served at the cottage.
Ethnic Food FairMemorial Day Weekend
Next Date TBD
On the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, the House of Ireland celebrates the Annual Ethnic Food Fair hosted by many of the Balboa Park International Cottages. The participating Cottages provide the public an opportunity to delight their palates with delicious ethnic food traditions from around the world.
For more information: HPR Ethnic Food Fair
International Christmas Festival (December Nights)1st Friday/Saturday in December
Next Event: December 7th, 2018
As a part of Balboa Park's December Nights festival, the International Cottages present a multi-cultural menu and holiday-themed entertainment. Traditional Irish fare is sold at the cottage, and guests at least 21 years of age may venture into the International Spirits Garden for Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's on tap, or a proper Irish Coffee.