Incorporated in 1864, historic Irwin Borough is a one square mile town nestled in the foothills of the Laurel Mountains just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh. Our thriving downtown offers businesses a chance to experience a small town flavor while in close proximity to Rt. 30 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In contrast, our Route 30 frontage provides those businesses high traffic volume and easy access. Our many activities, recreation facilities, and cultural events throughout the year provide an ideal atmosphere for over 4100 residents to live and work. Norwin School District is consistently one of the top schools in the state, facilitated by a sense of community pride and spirit. Stop by sometime to experience Irwin's unique charm, and find out why we invite you to
"find your place here".
Council voted unanimously in June 2013 to purchase the Lamp Theater for $1 from The Westmoreland Cultural Trust, so that a $500,000 grant from the state and county would not expire. To date, The Lamp Theatre Board has raised the borough's required $150,000 match privately and raised over $100,000 additionally . The borough has entered into a contract with the newly formed Lamp Theatre Corporation (a non-profit organization) to operate the theatre. No required tax dollars will used to operate The Lamp. The Lamp Board wishes to thank all of our volunteers, donors, and supporters over the past two years for making this theatre a reality. As The Lamp Theatre plans our August 2015 opening, we hope to see everyone at our new community theatre.
The Borough of Irwin is in a snow alert as of 1/22/2016 through 1/24/2016. As per the Borough's snow and ice control program we are in " Level 1 ". Please visit the Borough's snow alert plan on this home page. All emergency, please call 911.
View from Rt. 30 looking west. Notice the sign directing you toward the state of the art Norwin Public Library.
View up Main Street from First Street. Thousands of cars pass the post office everyday seen at the right of the photo.
424 Main Street
Irwin, PA 15642