WHO ARE THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK?
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick foster goodwill and fellowship among those of Irish ancestry and the greater San Diego County community through social, cultural, athletic, educational and charitable events.
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 San Diego chapter was established in 1953.
Fierce American patriotism and pride, mixed with the friendly spirit and compelling melancholy of the Irish. The passion of fellowship. The duty to serve as Ambassadors of good will and good times for good causes.