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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 temporarily suspended during the COVID pandemic. 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!

Joe Cooley
Joe Cooley

Kevin Keegan
Kevin Keegan

Announcements & News

Convention Logo

Postponed in 2020, delayed in 2021, and held over four days (April 21-24), the 2022 North American Comhaltas Convention Over 300 attendees traveled from Ireland, England, Canada and from all across the US, including a large contingent from New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, New Mexico and New Jersey. Four energetic ceili’s featuring John Whelan, Pearl River (NY), Sourdough and Golden Gate Céilí bands kept the set dancers going all weekend.

There was a wide variety of workshops, including céilí, set, sean nós, jive, line dancing, music, Irish language, recitation and storytelling.

A highlight of the weekend was the Saturday evening Banquet which mixed the out-of-town guests with the supportive local community. The entertainment was produced by Irish dance teacher Michael Dillon.

On Sunday, Mass with Irish Choir, Cór Radharc an Chnoic (from Mountain View) was celebrated, followed by brunch, a set dance workshop and a rousing farewell Céilí with music by the Golden Gate Céilí Band.

Josephine Brogan
Public Relations Officer

Convention 2022

Fleadh Fest

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.
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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