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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Boston Irish Tourism Association has specials to Ireland this summer and fall




The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has compiled some great travel packages to Ireland this fall.

BITA is partnering with Tourism Ireland, Ireland's official travel agency, to publicize a whole host of ideas for New Englanders who want to take advantage of the strong dollar this summer in choosing Ireland as a destination.

And BITA is also working American travel companies like Inroads Ireland, based in Madison, Wisconsin and Isle Inn Tours, based in Alexandria, Virginia, two companies offering unique Irish trips that give visitors the freedom to customize their vacations to their own personal style and preferences.

These travel tips are available in the summer 2010 issue of Travel & Culture Guide issued by BITA and available for free at tourist kiosks through Massachusetts and at Irish-American venues and organizations.

For information on year round Irish cultural events in Massachusetts, Ireland and Canada, visit IrishBoston.org.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Boston's Irish Heritage Trail one of the Top Tourism Spots in Massachusetts



The Boston Irish Heritage Trail was named one of the Top 1,000 places to visit by the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism this week. 

The Trail traces the historical experience of the Boston Irish from the early 18th century to the present, featuring 20 stops in downtown Boston and Back Bay that include colonial Irish, Civil War heroes, and an assortment of Irish-American politicians, athletes, poets, and war heroes.

A neighorhood trail includes another 20 sites in Charlestown, South Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and other outlying areas where the Irish settled. 

According to officials at MOTT, there were over 12,000 submissions to the Top 1,000 Places competition.

For more details on Irish cultural activities year round in greater Boston, visit IrishBoston.org

For information on visiting Massachusetts, go to MassVacation.com