What A Gem: Carrie Blast Furnaces Host Pittsburgh Irish Festival

Editor’s Corner:
By John O’Brien, Jr. @Jobjr

What. A. Gem. The 31st Annual Pittsburgh Irish Festival was mighty, and memorable. The new location at the Carrie Blast Furnaces was like time traveling to our ancestor’s workplace, but with modern accommodations and features.  Tons of space and with so much to new to see and do on the grounds, on the stages, and in varied booths that featured a little bit of everything, Rocks to anyone who didn’t have a fantastic, good time.  Check out our Facebook page: for loads of photos and videos, and mark your calendars for Sept. 8-10, 2023, as a can’t miss event.

So delighted to welcome new Pittsburgh Irish Columnist Elizabeth Myers, who joins us after a rest from working so hard on the Pittsburgh Irish Festival – she has a rich Irish American background in Irish study, family history, activity and volunteerism. She will be reporting on news and events in the Greater Pittsburgh area, similar to our Akron, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo Irish Columnists. Check out her first column, a recap on the Pittsburgh Irish Festival, on page xx.

Breaking News
The Irish film, “Ireland,” is now showing thru December at Cleveland’s Great Lakes Science Center’s giant-screen DOME Theater. Ireland is a family friendly cultural documentary film that explores the natural wonders and cultural history of Ireland.

It is narrated by Liam Neeson and presented by Tourism Ireland. Showings are Tuesday thru Sunday (noon, 2 and 4pm daily).  For more info, see page xx

Nathan Carter
Irish country music singer Nathan Carter is coming to the West Side Irish American Club in Olmsted Twp on November 18th.  Contact them for tickets 440.235.5868.

Looking forward to this month for so many fantastic conferences, games, events and so much more to come. See the What’s the Craic? pages within for all the craic, and the details too. There is so much inside these pages to learn, love and celebrate.

iIrish is made in America. We have always been green and are proudly Irish American, all year long.

Nuair a stapann an ceol, an damhsa déanann an amhlaidh
(When the music stops, so does the dance)



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