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The Irish in Pittsburgh

See also: Irish Food & Cooking

Irish Organizations

  • Bell School of Irish Dance
    The Bell School of Irish Dance offers weekly traditional Irish dance classes for young boys and girls ages five and up to and including adults. It has locations in the North Hills and in Greensburg.
  • Burke School of Irish Dance
    Certified by the Irish Dance Commission in Dublin, Ireland, the Burke School of Irish Dance provides instruction in traditional Irish Step Dancing at weekly lessons held at the Irish Centre of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. Classes are offered for boys and girls, ages 5 and up, and teenagers.
  • Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh
    The Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh’s mission is to promote mutual understanding of the Catholic and Protestant traditions in Northern Ireland and economic development throughout all of Ireland.
  • Irish Centre of Pittsburgh
    Describes all events, classes, and performances at the Irish Centre as well as links and events to all local irish organizations.
  • Irish Design Center
    Located on South Craig Street in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, the Irish Design Center is a great place to find beautiful, high quality gifts from Avoca Handweavers, Nicholas Mosse Pottery, Muckross Weavers, and others.
  • Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Inc.
    dedicated to producing high quality Irish, English and classical works.
  • Pittsburgh Irish Festival, Inc.
    a non-profit corporation created to contribute to the rich cultural awareness of Irish history and tradition that exists in Pittsburgh. In addition to their 3-day "Halfway to St. Patrick's Day Festival," the Pittsburgh Irish Festival has expanded into a year-round resource for education and cultural programs through the creation of the Irish Education Outreach Program.
  • Pittsburgh Irish Network
    A site to promote the rich cultural heritage of Pittsburgh Irish people to visitors and residents.
    • St. Patrick's Day Parade
      The Pittsburgh Irish Society for Education & Charity sponsors the Pittsburgh St. Patrick's Day Parade and is a service organization to the Pittsburgh Irish community.
  • Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance
    The Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance offers certified instruction in traditional Irish stepdancing to children & teens, including a Tir na Nog, or creative movement class, for pre-schoolers from the age of 4 years. Classes are held weekly in Dormont and in Johnstown, PA. The Shovlin Academy of Irish Dance is sanctioned by An Coimisiun le Rince na Gaelacha, Dublin Ireland.

Irish Restaurants

  • Claddagh Irish Pub
    A chain restaurant in South Side Works serving some Irish dishes and drinks, including Guinness stout, corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips, beef and Guinness stew, shepherd's pie, bangers and mash.
  • Finnigan's Wake Irish Pub
    Pittsburgh's largest Irish Pub, located on the Northside.
  • Molly Brannigans Traditional Irish Pub and Restaurant
    Located in Mt. Lebanon, Molly Brannigans offers some traditional Irish dishes like fish and chips, Guinness stew, corned beef, mixed grill, boxty, bangers and mash.
  • Mullaney's Harp & Fiddle Irish Pub
    The Harp and Fiddle Irish Pub offers traditional Irish specialties such as Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish Stew, Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie, Fish & Chips, George Bernard Shaw Platter (vegetarian), Bangers & Rashers With Mash, and Ploughman's Platter. It also offers pints of Guinness, Smithwick's Ale, Murphy's, Harp Lager, and Boddingtons.
  • Piper's Pub
    A British pub on East Carson Street on the South Side, Piper's pub offers traditional British and Irish dishes, including breakfasts and boxty.