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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.

  • 36th Annual Ethnic Food Fair

    Sunday May 29th, 2016 ~ 11:00AM-4:00PM

    Join the House of Ireland at HPR's annual Ethnic Food Fair! Irish stew, iced Irish coffee (non-alcoholic), and traditional Irish pastries will be available for you to enjoy while viewing performances from the cottages on the central stage.

  • Monthly Meeting

    Sunday June 5th, 2016 ~ 5:00PM-6:00PM

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

Other Upcoming Events

  • Irish Gaelic Songs

    Thursday May 26th, 2016 ~ 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.

  • Intermediate Music Session

    Saturday May 28th, 2016 ~ 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 May 29th, 2016 ~ 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 May 29th, 2016 ~ 12:00PM-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. 5th Sundays feature an instrumental Irish music session!

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