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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Pittsburgh Irish Festival takes place under the backdrop of the dramatic Carrie Blast Furnace in the Swissvale neighborhood during the weekend of September 8th, 2023.

Pittsburgh Irish Festival celebrates Celtic heritage at Carrie Blast Furnace

By Trinity Foster, Senior Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Vendors, performers and attendees covered the fields at Carrie Blast Furnace last weekend for the 32nd annual Irish Festival. The event was “created to contribute to the rich cultural awareness of Irish...

Rince na gCathrach Cruach, Pitt’s Irish dance team, performed outside of the Cathedral of Learning on Sunday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

‘Beannachtai na Feile Padraig dhuit!’: Irish community reinvents traditions to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

By Colm Slevin, Staff Writer March 16, 2021
Though the COVID-19 pandemic postponed the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Pittsburgh and many of the other ways people would normally spend the day, the Irish community has managed to find ways to celebrate their heritage.
The Pitt Irish Dance Team poses at the inter-collegiate competition at Villanova in 2018.

Dance teams take their practices, performances online

By Rashi Ranjan, Staff Writer September 10, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Pitt’s Irish dance club could be found every Monday night practicing in the Pete. But this year, Mary Grace Mooney, the president of the team, said the timed jumps and leaps will have to be done within the walls of dorm rooms, apartments and parking lots.
First-year guard Trey McGowens (2), pictured here against Clemson, led Pitt with 16 points against Notre Dame.

Pitt snaps 13-game losing streak on senior day, 56-53

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer March 9, 2019
While the Panthers' three seniors started the game, their young stars came up clutch down the stretch as the team pulled out its third ACC win in ugly, gutty fashion.
Marie Young lectures in her Irish Culture and Traditions class Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Get your Gaeilge on: Professor preserves Irish language

By Cassidy Power | Staff Writer March 15, 2018

Marie Young left her home in Galway, Ireland, in 2001, intending to visit her brother in Pittsburgh for only three months. But what was meant to be a chance to see a little more of the world turned into...

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