House of Ireland

House of Ireland Welcome to the House of Ireland, a member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages in Balboa Park, San Diego, California. Check our website for additional availability, including several free classes and live music sessions!
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House of Ireland celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2010. We are the oldest Irish cultural organization in Southern California. The House of Ireland is a member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Located in Balboa Park, San Diego California.

House of Ireland celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2010. We are the oldest Irish cultural organization in Southern California. The House of Ireland is a member of the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Located in Balboa Park, San Diego California.

Operating as usual

Join us today at noon on Zoom for our monthly knitting session! If you need the link, check your newsletter, the minutes...
05/08/2021

Join us today at noon on Zoom for our monthly knitting session! If you need the link, check your newsletter, the minutes, or just reach out to us on Facebook.

Join us today at noon on Zoom for our monthly knitting session! If you need the link, check your newsletter, the minutes, or just reach out to us on Facebook.

Our Irish Gaelic Songs course is now underway, Tuesdays on Zoom from 7 PM - 9PM! Email gaeilge@houseofireland.org to joi...
04/13/2021

Our Irish Gaelic Songs course is now underway, Tuesdays on Zoom from 7 PM - 9PM! Email [email protected] to join the class.

Our Irish Gaelic Songs course is now underway, Tuesdays on Zoom from 7 PM - 9PM! Email [email protected] to join the class.

Members, don't forget to join us for our virtual meeting tonight at 5:30 PM, moved from our usual weekend due to the Eas...
04/11/2021

Members, don't forget to join us for our virtual meeting tonight at 5:30 PM, moved from our usual weekend due to the Easter holiday! The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting.

Members, don't forget to join us for our virtual meeting tonight at 5:30 PM, moved from our usual weekend due to the Easter holiday! The Zoom link will be sent out prior to the meeting.

Join us today at noon for our Irish Knitting Class, free to all on Zoom! The link was provided in the newsletter for mem...
04/10/2021

Join us today at noon for our Irish Knitting Class, free to all on Zoom! The link was provided in the newsletter for members and is the same for all 2021 classes. If you need it, or if you have any trouble joining in, just send a message to this page and we'll be happy to help.

Join us today at noon for our Irish Knitting Class, free to all on Zoom! The link was provided in the newsletter for members and is the same for all 2021 classes. If you need it, or if you have any trouble joining in, just send a message to this page and we'll be happy to help.

And here it is, the moment you've been waiting for! Our 2021 Lawn Program!We hope you enjoy both our new content and som...
03/14/2021
Welcome to the House of Ireland 2021 Lawn Program

And here it is, the moment you've been waiting for! Our 2021 Lawn Program!

We hope you enjoy both our new content and some throwbacks to lawn programs of old, and we hope to open our doors to see you all soon!

Check out the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLohF9RRRBC8T7GNLoukm-gGAaxP9WX9ZH

Check it out as a web page instead:
https://houseofireland.org/lawnprogram2021.php

President Shanti Hofshi welcomes you to the House of Ireland 2021 Lawn Program.For more information on the House of Ireland, see our website:https://www.hous...

What a year it's been!Our knitting class is well underway today - there's still plenty of time to join in if you're feel...
03/13/2021

What a year it's been!

Our knitting class is well underway today - there's still plenty of time to join in if you're feeling the March spirit! Send the page a message for the Zoom information.

Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow for a special lawn program surprise. ;)

What a year it's been!

Our knitting class is well underway today - there's still plenty of time to join in if you're feeling the March spirit! Send the page a message for the Zoom information.

Also, don't forget to check back tomorrow for a special lawn program surprise. ;)

We hope to see you all tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly members meeting! As usual, the Zoom link was emailed out to mem...
03/08/2021

We hope to see you all tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly members meeting! As usual, the Zoom link was emailed out to members.

There are also a few fun announcements coming soon, so stay tuned!

We hope to see you all tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly members meeting! As usual, the Zoom link was emailed out to members.

There are also a few fun announcements coming soon, so stay tuned!

How time flies! It's Knitting Day again - join us for some fun Valentine's Day project suggestions, or just the usual ca...
02/13/2021

How time flies! It's Knitting Day again - join us for some fun Valentine's Day project suggestions, or just the usual camaraderie!

We will be meeting on Zoom from 12-3 PM. The meeting information was sent out in the newsletter and minutes, but please contact Erin or message this page if you would like the information.

It's the second Saturday of the month which means it's time for knitting! Join us today on Zoom from noon to three! The ...
01/09/2021

It's the second Saturday of the month which means it's time for knitting! Join us today on Zoom from noon to three! The link went out in the newsletter for members, but message us if you need any assistance.

It's the second Saturday of the month which means it's time for knitting! Join us today on Zoom from noon to three! The link went out in the newsletter for members, but message us if you need any assistance.

We are so excited to kick off 2021 with you all! Join us on Zoom tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly members meeting - che...
01/03/2021

We are so excited to kick off 2021 with you all! Join us on Zoom tonight at 5:30pm for our monthly members meeting - check your email for the link!

While we are still without a re-opening schedule as we monitor the COVID-19 situation, we are still offering some of our classes via Zoom, including:
- a new Beginning Irish Conversations class starting this week (Tuesdays, 7-9pm)
- our monthly Irish Knitting class/stitch session (second Saturdays, 12-3pm)

Our last knitting class (and last official House of Ireland activity) for the year is underway!Work out the stress of 20...
12/12/2020

Our last knitting class (and last official House of Ireland activity) for the year is underway!

Work out the stress of 2020 in knits and purls with us! :)

It's the second Saturday which means it's time for knitting! Join us today on Zoom from noon to three! The link went out...
11/14/2020

It's the second Saturday which means it's time for knitting! Join us today on Zoom from noon to three! The link went out in the newsletter for members, but message us if you need any assistance.

Happy November! We hope you're all enjoying that extra hour (and remembered to set your clocks back)!Join us tonight for...
11/01/2020

Happy November! We hope you're all enjoying that extra hour (and remembered to set your clocks back)!

Join us tonight for our monthly members meeting via Zoom (check your email for the link).

We are still closed for anything in person but do have some upcoming Zoom activities for the month:
- The Beginning Irish Gaelic class will be wrapping up on Tuesday, November 10. Stay tuned for future offerings, likely next year!
- Our Irish Knitting Class will be meeting again at noon on Saturday, November 14. If you don't have the Zoom information from last month or from the newsletter, please contact Erin or message this page!

We'll be getting started with our Knitting Class on Zoom at noon today! If you'd like to join us but don't have the info...
10/10/2020

We'll be getting started with our Knitting Class on Zoom at noon today! If you'd like to join us but don't have the information, message the page and our instructor will help you access the meeting.

October already! Join us tonight for our monthly members meeting via Zoom. Please reach out to Shanti if you need the li...
10/04/2020

October already! Join us tonight for our monthly members meeting via Zoom. Please reach out to Shanti if you need the link!

Also on our Zoom docket this week:
- Beginning Irish Gaelic, Tuesday @ 7pm
- Irish Knitting Session, Saturday @ 12pm

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting w...
09/13/2020

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting will be held at its regular time tonight - please contact Shanti for the meeting information!

We'll be getting started with our Knitting Class on Zoom at noon today! If you'd like to join us but don't have the info...
09/12/2020

We'll be getting started with our Knitting Class on Zoom at noon today! If you'd like to join us but don't have the information, message the page and our instructor will help you access the meeting.

September already! We hope you are all well (and keeping cool during this heat wave!).As a reminder, as per our usual tr...
09/07/2020

September already! We hope you are all well (and keeping cool during this heat wave!).

As a reminder, as per our usual tradition our September meeting will be next Sunday, September 13th, to avoid conflicting with Labor Day weekend. We are still fully digital, so please reach out to Shanti or Gary for the meeting details!

For those of you who have been waiting for another opportunity to take one of our Beginning Irish Gaelic classes, you're in luck! This fall's session kicks off tomorrow, September 8th, at 7pm on Zoom. Again, please contact Shanti for the information.

Finally, our September Knitting Class will be this coming Saturday, September 12th! If you have the Zoom information from last month, you are good to go - if not, please contact Erin for the meeting info.

Hope you are all having a pleasant summer! Here are some updates on activities for the months ahead:- Look for a new Beg...
08/01/2020

Hope you are all having a pleasant summer! Here are some updates on activities for the months ahead:

- Look for a new Beginning Irish Language class starting in September! This is planned as a Zoom class in our usual Tuesday night time slot (7 - 9pm). Contact Shanti for details!

- The House of Ireland has teamed up with The Irish Outreach Center​ to offer an Irish language class for kids on Tuesday nights from 6 - 7pm. This class kicked off on July 21. Contact Shanti for more information!

- Our Irish Knitting Class will be meeting on Zoom again on August 8 at our usual time slot, 12 - 3pm. Contact Erin or message this page for more information!

Don't forget to join us for a special meeting and Zoom check-in at our regular time (5:30pm) tonight! Please contact Sha...
07/12/2020

Don't forget to join us for a special meeting and Zoom check-in at our regular time (5:30pm) tonight! Please contact Shanti for the meeting information.

Join us at noon today on Zoom for our monthly Knitting Class & Stitch Session!Check the newsletter or message the page f...
07/11/2020

Join us at noon today on Zoom for our monthly Knitting Class & Stitch Session!

Check the newsletter or message the page for Zoom meeting information (please note that the link has changed since last month but should not change for the remainder of the year).

Our June knitting class is well underway! We'll be around until 3PM for any stitchers who might be in a mood to (digital...
06/13/2020

Our June knitting class is well underway! We'll be around until 3PM for any stitchers who might be in a mood to (digitally) wander by!

Check your newsletter or message this page if you need the meeting link!

Another big thank you to everyone who joined us for our monthly meeting!We will be remaining closed until further notice...
06/08/2020

Another big thank you to everyone who joined us for our monthly meeting!

We will be remaining closed until further notice, but have a few updates:
-Our Irish Gaelic Songs Class will have its final meeting this week. Stay tuned as there will likely be further Zoom offerings in the near future!
-Our Irish Knitting Class will be meeting again on Zoom this Saturday.
-Though we do not usually have meetings in the summer, we will have an additional House of Ireland meeting on Sunday, July 12 to discuss guidance for re-opening of the cottages.

See you all on Zoom!

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting w...
06/07/2020

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting will be held at its regular time tonight - please contact Shanti for the meeting information!

Also this week (via Zoom):
TUESDAY
7 PM: The final session of our Irish Gaelic Songs class! Email [email protected] for more information.

SATURDAY
12 PM: Our next Irish Knitting Class. Please message this page for the Zoom information!

The House of Ireland is missing you all especially this weekend, in the absence of our traditional Ethnic Food Fair! We ...
05/24/2020

The House of Ireland is missing you all especially this weekend, in the absence of our traditional Ethnic Food Fair! We know you're all missing our stew as well. 😉☘️

Rather than gathering in person, we would love if you would share a favorite memory of the cottage below!

Our knitting class is underway for the day (on Zoom)! We'll be online until 3pm, so feel free to join in! Message this p...
05/09/2020

Our knitting class is underway for the day (on Zoom)! We'll be online until 3pm, so feel free to join in! Message this page for the Zoom link if you need it!

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on Zoom for out membership meeting!Our calendar has been updated with the mos...
05/04/2020

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us on Zoom for out membership meeting!

Our calendar has been updated with the most recent closure extensions (now accurate to mid-June). As of now there is no date for the reopening of the cottages, but we are removing events month by month to allow for updates. We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy, and hope to see some of you in our Zoom activities in the meantime!

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting w...
05/03/2020

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting will be held at its regular time tonight - please contact Shanti for the meeting information!

Also this week (via Zoom):
TUESDAY
7 PM: The next session of our Irish Gaelic Songs class! Email [email protected] to join the class or for more information.

SATURDAY
12 PM: Our next Irish Knitting Class. Please message this page for the Zoom information!

After some technical difficulties the Zoom Knitting Class is officially underway! Message the page if you'd like to join...
04/11/2020

After some technical difficulties the Zoom Knitting Class is officially underway! Message the page if you'd like to join in!

It's that time again! Our ever-popular Irish Gaelic Songs course starts tonight at 7pm!This class will be a survey of Ir...
04/07/2020

It's that time again! Our ever-popular Irish Gaelic Songs course starts tonight at 7pm!

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.

This class will be taught as a weekly Zoom meeting. Email [email protected] to join the class!

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting w...
04/05/2020

While the House of Ireland will remain closed until further notice, we are keeping active on Zoom! Our monthly meeting will be held at its regular time tonight - please contact Shanti for the meeting information!

Also this week (via Zoom):
TUESDAY
7 PM: The first session of our Irish Gaelic Songs class! Email [email protected] to join the class.

SATURDAY
12 PM: Our next Irish Knitting Class. Please message this page for the Zoom information!

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!While we are sad not to have spread our usual Irish cheer ...
03/17/2020

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! Happy St. Patrick's Day to all!

While we are sad not to have spread our usual Irish cheer this month, we wish you all good cheer and good health. :)

ATTENTION ALL!The House of Ireland has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, along with our fellow cottages. W...
03/13/2020

ATTENTION ALL!

The House of Ireland has been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely, along with our fellow cottages. We have decided at this time to close the cottage for the remainder of the month as a precautionary measure, and will revisit in April.

We'll be sad to miss you all this weekend, but hope to see you all again soon! Long life and good health to all. 💚

EDIT, 4/5/2020: Our closure has been extended indefinitely, in accordance with state, county, city, and park safety measures. We cannot wait to welcome you all back into our cottage, but for now we wish you the best of health in your own cottages. :)

Interested in learning Irish Gaelic? Now's your chance! The final session of this year's "Irish Gaelic Conversation" - f...
03/10/2020

Interested in learning Irish Gaelic? Now's your chance! The final session of this year's "Irish Gaelic Conversation" - focusing on simple Irish Gaelic conversation with supporting grammar and vocabulary - meets tonight at 7PM.

Stay tuned for announcements on our next Irish Gaelic course offering!

Basic knowledge of Irish is assumed (one prior beginning class). The class is free of charge and all materials are provided.

Drop by the cottage beginning at 10:30 AM for our Introductory Music Session, and between 11 AM and 4 PM for our weekly ...
03/08/2020

Drop by the cottage beginning at 10:30 AM for our Introductory Music Session, and between 11 AM and 4 PM for our weekly open hours and a warm Céad Míle Fáilte from our volunteers!

Also this week:
TUESDAY
7 PM: The final session of our Irish Gaelic Conversation class!

SATURDAY
10:30 AM: The House of Ireland will be marching in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade!
3 PM: Weekly meeting of our Intermediate Music Session.

Address

665 Pan American Plaza
San Diego, CA
92101

General information

Open weekly on Saturdays from 12pm - 5pm and Sundays from 11am - 4pm. Check our website for additional availability, including several free classes and live music sessions!

Opening Hours

Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 16:00

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Enjoy a cup of tea and soda bread in our replica of an old Irish cottage hearth and be transported to the Emerald Isle. Relax and enjoy the traditional Irish dance music or sing along to your Irish favorites.

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From our past.Irish Wolfhound, Irish Bangers, Parade Time, Fernanda and Sharon, Back in 2014, and Supporting SDSU.
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Join the fun ever 2nd Saturday of the month with the Irish Knitters. All level invited and especially encouraging to beginners!
Today I was treated with the HOI singers. One of the many reasons to volunteer.
Celebrating Smokey Bear's 75th Birthday at the House of Ireland which is also celebrating it's 75th year. How cool is that! Smokey Bear Birthday Banner Challenge
Hello San Diego folks! Its time for the annual Rose-Ritchie Academy of Irish Dance (RRAID) recital! This will be a wonderful family experience of Irish music and dance. RRAID is one of the many dance schools who participate in the parade and dance on the Ashleigh Roach North stage. Reserve your tickets early and enjoy the show. More important than Riverdance because it is performed by our own dancers of our community.
Join Ireland’s most exciting young tenor Emmet Cahill as he embarks on his biggest solo tour to date and debuts his brand-new album, ‘Blessings of Music’. This follows his number-one World Music album ‘Emmet Cahill’s Ireland’ on the Sony Music USA label and his sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert will be at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m. Emmet will perform songs from both albums, as well as Broadway standards, nostalgic favorites and beloved church hymns. And no Emmet Cahill concert is complete without the ever-popular “request medley” segment, which often brings surprises from the audience! Emmet is known as a principal singer with the acclaimed Irish music show Celtic Thunder. As a solo artist, he has performed in over 70 cities across North America and has been a featured guest artist with several US symphonies. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of songs and stories! Tickets are $30 - $45 and may be purchased at the door or online at www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/.