About Irish Culture Bay Area

Promoting Irish Arts and Culture in the Bay Area

Launched in 2015 by Dubliner Catherine Barry, Irish Culture Bay Area is a community events promotion website, calendar and soon-to-be app, that provides a comprehensive “what’s on” in the Irish arts and culture arena around the Bay Area.

Irish Culture Bay Area is sponsored, in part, by the Irish Consulate General of San Francisco, and Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme

Community organizations and individuals can share details of an event with the community by using the easy-to-use submit link. Organizations and individuals can submit event information up to 24 months in advance.

Irish Arts & Writers Festival

The Los Gatos Irish Writers’ Festival, founded in 2016 by Catherine Barry, is a project of Irish Culture Bay Area.

The festival brings together writers and audiences in the intimate South Bay town of Los Gatos (Los Gatos has a 22-year-old sister city relationship with Listowel, Ireland, where the internationally acclaimed Writers’ Week has been held for the past 40 years.) In 2018, the festival is expanding with events planned for San Francisco and Oakland.


Festival website

Questions? Contact us via email

Contact & Posting Information

Posting Information

Share your event with the community by using the easy-to-use submit link.

Simple to use (and no need to fill out all fields):
• Add your event title
• Add a description
• Add event category
• Upload a photo if you like – keeping it under 400px wide preferably.
• Add time event begins and ends. Start time only is ok – delete text in end time field.
• Add venue and organizer details (a lot of venues and organizers are already in the system so if you start typing and they show up, then you’re done.)

Hit “Submit” and your event will be processed in 1-4 business hours.

For more information, to send additional info on an upcoming event, or to offer feedback, please contact us by email