St.Patrick’s Day San Francisco – Best Irish Pubs in SF


 Happy St.Patrick’s Day San Francisco! Join the fun at the Most Irish St.Patrick’s Day Parties in San Francisco


O’REILLY’S Irish Pub – San Francisco

O'Reilly's Irish Pub in San FranciscoO’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant is a popular destination in North Beach and the O’REILLY’S Irish Pub is pure Irish Hospitality. From Irish beer to Irish food. Every day is St. Patrick’s day at O’Reilly’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in San Francisco

O’Reilly’s Irish Pub puts on an Irish street fair each year on St. Patrick’s Day and a full Oyster Festival celebration in Washington Square Park each year.

O'Reilly's Irish Pub dinning roomO’Reilly’s Irish Pub is one of the most popular and classic San Francisco Irish Pubs in San Francisco. Excellent, authentic Irish cuisine.

Wonderful bar imported from Ireland. Traditional lunch or dinner favorites are Lamb Stew, tender chunks of lamb cooked with a medley of fresh vegetables, thickened with potatoes, flavored with fresh rosemary and thyme from an ages old secret recipe; Corned Beef & Cabbage, serving thickly sliced Corned Beef on a bed of steaming cabbage, served with a white parsley sauce, fresh vegetables & potatoes Poetry readings, James Joyce Day and more. Sidewalk dining on old Green Street in the the heart of North Beach.

O’REILLY’S Irish Pub Serves

Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Hospitable Irish service

622 Green St. @ Columbus

(415) 989-6222


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245 Front St. @ Market St.

San Francisco, CA

(415) 392-7595

11am – 11pm 7 days

Harrington’s St. Patrick’s Day activities include two days of partying, Friday & Saturday, March 16 & 17th, “Celebration” from 12pm to 11pm. There will be 2 seatings for an Irish lunch (RESERVATIONS PLEASE!) at 11:30 & 1:30. At 4pm the bar will close for an hour to set up for the evening events, happening from 5pm on until everyone goes home. Tickets for the event are $3. and can be purchased before the event at the bar, or at the day of the event on the door. Call for more info.





155th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Start: 11:30am (2nd and Market to Civic Center Plaza)

2007 St. Patrick’s Events


Grand Marshal’s Dinner Dance

Friday, March 9th, 2007

United Irish Cultural Center San Francisco

2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, California

(across from the San Francisco Zoo near Ocean Beach)


Mary Looney: 415-665-4595

Peggy McDonald: 415-665-3831



2007 St. Patrick’s Celebration

Civic Center Plaza

10 AM – 5 PM

Civic Center Plaza

Will be held, before,

during and after the Parade.


A full day of fun is planned for the Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration at Civic Center Plaza, Grove and Larkin from 10am to 5pm. The colorful Festivities surrounding the parade will showcase Irish Culture through live performance and entertainment, Arts and Crafts exhibitor presentations and Food and Beverage concessions. Children’s activities, cultural competitions and games are also planned.











March 8 – March 17, 2007


“The Irish have been meeting at the American crossroads for five hundred years. The Crossroads Irish-American Festival is an annual event which celebrates and explores the Irish-American experience.


Crossroads 2007 is committed to creating a space for the gathering and public presentation of these creative energies, historical reflections, and cultural expressions.


All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated. For additional information please call us at 415.437.3427 or email us.


The Crossroads Irish-American Festival is a project of the Irish Studies Program at New College of California and is co-sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library. Support provided by the Zellerbach Family Foundation and the W. A. Gerbode Foundation.”


Calendar of Events:


Thursday – March 8th, 7:30 pm



Screening of a film about the journey of an Irish immigrant in New York (Dir. Dawn Scibilia, 70 mins)


Followed by Q&A with the Director


The Roxie Film Center

3117 16th Street @ Valencia

San Francisco

Admission: $10


Saturday – March 10th


The Irish Americas, Latin American and Native American Crossroads

at the San Francisco Main Public Library


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Fisher Children’s Center

Irish music and dancing


1:15 – 2 pm

Colm Ó Riain and Hy Brassyl


Violinist Colm Ó Riain and his Hy Brassyl project mix up music from Ireland with influences from jazz, blues, Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, Gypsy, Indian, and much more. Colm is joined in Hy Brassyl by guitarist Geoff van Lienden, Tim Kelly on stand-up bass and multi-percussionist James Greenfield. For more information, see


2 – 4 pm

Irish in the Americas

A discussion including:

• Carlota Caulfield, author of Ticket to Ride which explores her Cuban-Irish experience

• Juan José Delaney, author of Moira Sullivan, Treboles del Sur about the Irish in Argentina

• John-Carlos Perea, musician who explores Native American/Irish hybridity through music

• Edgardo Vega Yunqué, author of No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain’t Never Coming Home Again and Blood Fugues, two novels which are hinged on intersections between Puerto Rican and Irish communities in New York.


Special thanks for support from the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library



Koret Auditorium, Main Library

100 Larkin Street @ Grove

San Francisco


Sunday – March 11th, 7:30 pm


Poetry Night


Readings from local poets including Michael Thomas Kelly, Mary Rudge (Poet Laureate of the City of Alameda) and Jennifer Stone.



Books Inc.

601 Van Ness Avenue @ Opera Plaza

San Francisco


Monday – March 12th, 7:30 pm


The Richmond Irish

Reflections on the history of the Richmond District’s Irish Community in San Francisco.

An exploration of the history of the Irish-American community of the Richmond District of San Francisco, featuring Paul Mathews of The Plough & Stars, Joseph Breen, President of the Irish American Bar Association, Marina O’Shea, and other story-tellers from the neighborhood. Moderated by Richard P. O’Hara of McAvoy O’Hara Company Evergreen Mortuary. Join us by bringing your photos, memories and stories of the neighborhood.


A special thanks to McAvoy O’Hara Company Evergreen Mortuary for their sponsorship of this event.



The Plough & Stars

116 Clement Street @ 2nd Avenue

San Francisco


Tuesday – March 13th, 7:30 pm


A Literary Portrait of Working Class Irish America

A Book Launch and Reading


Charles Fanning will introduce and read from A World I Never Made the first in James T. Farrell’s O’Neill-O’Flaherty pentalogy.



New College of California

Cultural Center

766 Valencia Street @ 18th Street

San Francisco


Wednesday – March 14th, 7:30 pm


Common Grounds

The Costs of Assimilation


Please join us for an engaging dialogue focused on the effects of assimilation on immigrant and Native American communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. The participants – together with the public – will discuss the cultural, historical and spiritual costs related to the experience of assimilation.


Confirmed guests include Isabel Barraza of the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts; Daniel Cassidy, Co-Director, Irish Studies Program, New College of California; Linda James Myers, Ph.D., Academic Vice President and Dean of the Graduate School of Psychology, New College of California; and Bill “Jimbo” Simmons, Activist and Organizer with the International Indian Treaty Council. Co-Produced by KQED.



Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

2868 Mission Street

San Francisco


Thursday – March 15th, 7:30 pm


Looking for Jimmy:

A Search for Irish-America


Peter Quinn, novelist, essayist, and chronicler of Irish-America will read from his newly released book, Looking for Jimmy: A Search for Irish America.



New College of California Theater

777 Valencia Street

San Francisco


Saturday – March 17th, 7:30 pm


A Traditional Irish Hooley

Bring your own stories, songs and tunes and join us for a traditionally inspired celebration!



New College of California Theater

777 Valencia Street

San Francisco


Saturday – March 17th


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For more information, see:


All Events are free to the public unless otherwise indicated.

For more information, please call (415) 437-3427 or email

A special thanks to our media sponsor: The Irish Herald.