WHO ARE THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK ?
Fierce American patriotism and pride, mixed with the friendly spirit and compelling melancholy of the Irish. The passion of fellowship. The compulsion to share our history. The responsibility of legacy to future generations. The duty to serve as Ambassadors of good will and good times for good causes.
Established in 1771 in Philadelphia, “The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland” is the oldest Irish fraternal charitable organization in America. The founding members included some of the most active and influential patriots of the American Revolution.
The San Diego chapter was established in 1953.