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The preferred Pittsburgh Irish Pageant returns for its 30th yr in September, and the huge party celebrating all issues Emerald Isle has new additions in its reappearance next a pandemic departure.

Getting area over Sept. 10-12 at the The Lots at Sandcastle, the Pittsburgh Irish Pageant will however have all the staples from many years previous — like sampling Irish foods, dancing to Irish music, genealogy exploration, and even petting Irish puppies — but with five new elements, Pittsburgh City Paper wished to highlight what’s different about this year’s Irish fest. &#13

Irish Flowers in Bloom

This year’s Cultural Cottage is all about highlighting that distinctive and great Irish flora. It’s way extra than just shamrocks and four-leaf clovers. Test out the cottage and get a whiff of what all the fertile Irish soil has to present.

Irish Comedy

The reward of gab extends beyond just storytelling, the Irish can stitch some sides too. On Fri., Sept. 10 and Sat., Sept. 11, Irish comedians will grace the competition stage, together with Sean Finnerty, the initial Irish comedian to complete on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. David Nihill, the very first Irish comedian to have a special on Dry Bar Comedy, will also be highlighted in this new addition to the Competition. Parental advisory, as not all the material is acceptable for young children.

American Soccer at the Irish Fest

Ireland has its individual set of national sports like hurling and Gaelic soccer, but this is still Pittsburgh. For those people who want to appreciate the pageant, but don’t want to pass up out on the Pittsburgh Steelers or Pitt Panthers games, there will be huge screens this year broadcasting each the weekend’s video games.


Introduced by 5 Farms Irish Product, the pageant will kick off with a fireworks display on Fri., Sept. 10. View the night gentle up with fluorescent greens, and each and every other colour you can visualize.

Irish Heritage

The historical past of Eire and the diaspora is storied and unbelievably sophisticated. A new show concentrated on the ebook A history of Eire in 100 Words — penned by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner — gives a fun way to digest Irish history via 10 phrases used by Irish people today.

A whole schedule of the 2021 Pittsburgh Irish Competition activities can be found at the festival’s web site, pghirishfest.org.&#13