Our Mission

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.  The Institute fulfills its mission by providing quality programs in job training, economic development, leadership development, educational alliances and reconciliation.

The Institute is a change-oriented organization that collaborates with industry, educational and government institutions in the development of all programs.

IIP 2021 Raffle

The Irish Vacation Prize Raffle is designed to help us raise $25,000 to support our mission. Each book is made up of eleven (11) tickets.  Each ticket offers the buyer seven (7) chances to win a trip for two to Ireland, including airfare, six nights’ accommodations and a car for the week.  The winning number is based on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s Pick Four draw on Christmas Night, December 25.

Tickets sell for twenty dollars each.

Consider becoming a ticket seller.  Book sellers are expected to return two-hundred dollars ($200) per book.  Sellers may elect to submit keep the eleventh ticket for a free chance to win OR sell it and keep the $20 (our way of saying thanks).


Pittsburgh Irish Business Network

This December, the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh will launch the Pittsburgh Irish Business Network. The network aims to:

  • Connect Pittsburgh area Companies with irish partnrs to encourage two-way business, trade, and investment;
  • Educate the Pittsburgh business community on opportunities in Ireland, North & South;
  • Facilitate networking among and between Pittsburgh and Irish companies;
  • Promote career opportunities and professional development for PIttsburgh and Irish youth.

This will be an excellent opportunity to network with other Pittsburgh area professional, entrepreneurs, and executives.

There will be a launch reception at Mullaney’s Harp & Fiddle on Wednesday 15th December, 5-7pm. We hope to see you there.

Membership to the PIBN will be available to start in January.

J-1 Visas

Connect with opportunities in the United States as part of its “J” Visa programs. The IIP has been approved by the US State Department to offer the following visa programs: J1 Summer Work Travel, J1 Intern Visa, J1 Work Travel Pilot Program for Ireland.