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Welcome to the website for the Cooley~Keegan San Francisco branch of CCÉ.
We encourage everyone to take a glimpse into the wonderful culture of Ireland. Come join us for a great time with music, dance, and special dancing or céilí dancing, let our excellent dance instructors put you at ease.
Our dance classes and dancing events are open to everyone, our lessons at the United Irish Cultural Center are $5. We do charge for admission to céilís and workshops. For more information about our dancing activities, please visit our dance page.
We hope you take a few minutes to tour our site. Be sure to click Announcements, Events, and Calendar to see what's happening in our branch and surrounds.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh!
Announcements & News
Upcoming Event: Christmas Card from San Francisco -- through Eventbrite -- Saturday December 19 (starts at noon)
Canceling the much anticipated 2020 North American Convention in April was heartbreaking but unavoidable due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Almost three years of planning, organizing and fundraising came to an abrupt ending when the mandated shelter in place was announced in mid-March.Due in the most part to the extreme generosity of our local sponsors and donors we are happy to announce that we are hosting the 2022 Convention from April 21st to April 24th 2022 at the Crowne Plaza hotel in Foster City. The donors and sponsors who supported us for 2020 graciously allowed us to keep the funds and put them towards a future Convention. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 Pandemic we decided it was best to forgo hosting in 2021 and opted for 2022 as an alternative.
We are still in the early stages of planning for April 2022 and will keep you updated as planning progresses. Your encouragement and support are greatly appreciated. We will endeavor to host an amazing weekend of Music, Song, Dance and Irish Language.
I hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during this trying time. Covid-19, along with the recent fires, has made it a challenging year so far. Looking forward to more “normal” days ahead and of course getting back to dancing and socializing.
On another note, please renew your Comhaltas membership for 2021 prior to Mid-November. This is the deadline for us to submit all memberships to Ireland for the year 2021. See detailed information in this edition of the Scéal.
Josephine Brennan, Chair
Similarly all Irish dance gatherings have been canceled
until further notice to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
Continuing through the pandemic through ZOOM:
Mallen Scholarship - Application Form - The Mallen Scholarship was established through the generosity of Kevin Mallen, an enthusiastic supporter of Comhaltas during his lifetime. The purpose of the scholarship is to support students learning to play traditional Irish music. Mr. Mallen’s generous bequest to our Branch allows us to fund this scholarship in his name. Apply by February 15th for consideration of next years awards.
If you child is learning traditional Irish music, and will be aged 16 or under at the time of award, they are eligible for this scholarship.
2021 Membership Forms - Paper versions are available. Print the PDF Membership Form, or you can use our online membership form. Give the gift of Irish Culture - Gift Memberships to CCE! Gift Membership form here.