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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
Recent completed events with video links:
- Christmas Card from San Francisco -- Saturday December 19
- Hunt the Wren night -- charity event -- December 26, 2020
It’s happening and we’re back on course. The CCE North American Convention is finally coming to San Francisco in April 2022.
Our Convention runs from April 21st to 24th, 2022.
So, now we’re getting ready to welcome you all, with open arms, helping hands and hugs at the ready, to an amazing weekend lineup of music, song, dance and above all “craic”.
Our venue is the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in Foster City, just 7 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, along with free parking.
Please visit our CCE North American Convention Website for more details including links to Hotel Reservations and Weekend package purchase.
Josephine Brennan, Chair
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR THE BIG DRAW 2021
Deadline to purchase is November 6, 2021
In an effort to help CCE branches take advantage of this fund-raising event, The 2021 Draw will be in December 2021 in Ireland. TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE AND ***BIG NEWS*** ALL PRIZES FOR THE 2021 DRAW ARE BEING AWARDED IN CASH!!!
The prizes being offered for 2021 are:
- 1st prize: €5000
- 2nd prize: €500
- 3rd prize: €250
- 5 prizes of €100
- 5 prizes of €75
Tickets are $5.00 each and our branch keeps 80% of the ticket price. We will also again have our own “Local Draw” for four prizes of $25.00 each. Thanks to those who have already bought 2021 tickets.
You may purchase 2021 Big Draw Tickets as follows:
- Send your check payable to CCÉ to our P.O. Box 16244, San Francisco, CA 94116 Please include the name, address & phone number or email of the person(s) purchasing the ticket(s) and we will forward the ticket stubs to you by mail; or scan and email the stubs to you.
- NOW you can purchase tickets on-line, securely using PayPal.
Please purchase your tickets asap as we must return the stubs to Ireland in time for the December drawing. We apologize that we have not had an opportunity to publicly announce this before now.
We are excited and ready to share the story of the Cooley-Keegan branch and our West Region. Please feel free to share this to ensure the success of the project. We are delighted that it is available for viewing by Comhaltas members and supporters around the world.
Links are also provided here:
- Volume 1: San Francisco Cooley-Keegan
- Volume 2: San Francisco Cooley-Keegan
- Volume 3: Puget Sound Branch, Michéal ÓDomhnaill, Oregon and Craobh Barry Cogan, San Diego
- Volume 4: Four Peaks Irish Arts, Phoenix AZ & Sliabh Sandia, New Mexico
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 March 19th for consideration.
The application for a scholarship award is open to any Cooley-Keegan member up to and including age 16. Applicant must be a junior member in good standing of the Cooley-Keegan Branch of Comhaltas.
2022 Membership Forms