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West Virginia Feis would like to congratulate Sarah Degnan for receiving
the Pittsburgh Feis Meritorious Service Award and Anna Mitterer for receiving
the Martin McHugh Scholarship Award. Both young ladies are Open
Championship dancers at the Bell School of Irish Dance and are planning
careers in health care. They will both attend four-year
colleges following their graduation from North Allegheny Senior High School in
West Virginia Feis - March 25, 2023
Bell Feis - March 26, 2023
Tessie Burke Reel Feis - July 22, 2023
Tessie Burke Jig Feis - July 23, 2023
Pittsburgh Feis - September 23, 2023
Pittsburgh Fall Feis - September 24, 2023
Pittsburgh Winter Feis - December 30 and 31, 2023
Dutch Country Feis - Friday June 23 and Saturday June 24 in Lancaster PA hosted by the Paloma School of Irish Dance
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On March 25 2023, the Martin McHugh Scholarship Award will presented. This scholarship was established in 2006 by Jim Graven as Chairman of the West Virginia Feis. It is awarded each year to an Irish step dancer from the Pittsburgh Area. It was created in honor of Martin McHugh, a dedicated father of a step dancer and tireless feis volunteer. Marty passed away in January 2006 at the age of 47.
The name Waterford us derived Old Norse Veðrafjǫrðr,
meaning "ram (wether) fjord".
Mesolithic people are known to have been in this area of
Ireland some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.
The fine harbors, coastal coves and the navigable waters of the Suir and the
Blackwater rivers attracted them.
Between 5,000-4,000 years ago sophisticated tribes who were
engaged in agriculture took root in Ireland. During their tenure they built the
great megalithic tombs, sixteen of which lie in Waterford.
Waterford is Ireland's oldest city and was founded by
the Vikings in the 9th century. The earliest Viking settlement in the
Waterford area was at the early to mid-ninth century site at Woodstown about three
miles from the present city.
Thursdays 7:30 - 9pm – August 24 - September 14
course will examine the geological origin of the island of Ireland over 430
million years ago and a history of events since then including a history of the
first peoples to arrive in Ireland after the last ice age that ended about
12,500 years ago.
To enroll, email email@example.com Course fee: $90