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The Irish in San Francisco's Mission District



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Guest speaker: Elizabeth Creely

  • Doors open at 7 p.m. 


NOTE our new meeting location: Newman Hall, Congregation Sherith Israel, 2266 California (at Webster)


The Irish have been an integral part of the Mission District since its inception. From undertakers to blacksmiths to mayors of the city, they built community associations and provided welfare for the working-class Irish families pouring into San Francisco after the famine. Elizabeth's popular "Walking the Rising" walking tour stops at locations in the Mission District where Irish Americans associated, danced, spoke their native language, and worked tirelessly to free Ireland from British rule.
Elizabeth C. Creely, a fourth-generation Californian, lives in the Mission District. A writer, researcher, and occasional investigative journalist, she focuses on local, regional, and statewide issues. She writes frequently on the history of Irish America in San Francisco. She writes about the Mission District for Mission Local and San Francisco and California history for everyone else. As an urban explorer, she writes about transportation, and the built history of San Francisco. Born in a bio-region dominated by the ocean, she writes about all environments in California: oceanic, montane, desert, and riverine.


Doors open at 7 p.m. with refreshments and a historical book sale; presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. sharp. There is a $10 admission for nonmembers. Paid parking at CPMC on Webster, one block away, plus a limited amount of street parking. Muni: 1, 2, 3, 10, 22, 24.

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