Convention 2020


In view of the March 16th mandate in the San Francisco and surrounding counties to stay at home for the next three weeks and the broader CDC Guidelines for restricting group assemblies for the next eight weeks, we regret it is necessary to cancel the Convention to help prevent the spread of the Covid19 Virus.  We are working with the Marriott Hotel regarding our contract.

The Marriott has automatically cancelled the entire room block. Everyone who had a reservation has received an email advising them that their hotel reservation has been cancelled. There is no need to contact the hotel as they are busy sorting this out.  


We will keep you posted through our website and with emails as soon as we can regarding our financial commitments and whether or not the SF Convention can be postponed to later in the year or perhaps into next year to ensure the best possible outcome for Comhaltas and all its members and supporters in North America. We ask for your patience on this very important aspect which we are anxious to resolve as well for our peace of mind going forwards. 


We appreciate the understanding and support we have received with the cancellation of our convention. We are inundated with phone calls and emails at this time and we ask for your patience while we sort this out. All of us volunteers are still working our full-time jobs while in a shelter-in-place order and caring for our families at home. We will respond to you through Mailchimp.


Although it is so disappointing, the welfare of our community and our visitors is our top priority.  We pray for the health and safety of our loved ones and the swift recovery of all afflicted by this pandemic.


The Steering Committee of the 2020 C.C.E. Convention
and the S.F. Cooley-Keegan Branch Board




The Comhaltas North American Convention comes to San Francisco

April 16-19, 2020 - Cancelled


After 22 years, San Francisco once again proudly hosts the Comhaltas convention. It's not just a convention... it's an adventure. Plan your adventure and book your Comhaltas convention travel early - and make time to explore San Francisco.


For hotel and Convention registration visit the CCE 2020 Convention web site.


Thursday April 16, 2020

Welcome Ceili with the Golden Gate Ceili Band


Friday April 17, 2020

Tours, workshops, Ceili with Pearl River All-Star Ceili Band. Late night Set dancing.


Saturday April 18, 2020

Tours, workshops, Banquet and Ceili with John Whelan Ceili Band. Late night set Dancing. 


Sunday April 19, 2020

Mass, Workshops, Farewell Ceili.



Marriott San Francisco Airport Waterfront

1800 Old Bayshore Highway

Burlingame, California 94010

Telephone: +1 800-228-9290


Visit CCE 2020 Convention Web Site to register with discount.