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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Take a Tour of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail Today

Kevin White Statue at Faneuil Hall

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering guided walking tours of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.  The tours runs on Sunday, March 18, 2012, starting at 12:30 p.m. daily at the Boston Common Visitor Center at 147 Tremont Street in Downtown Boston.

Cost of the tour is $15 per adult, $8 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under five.

The 75 minute walking tour by an experienced tour guide covers 13 of the 20 stops along the way (sites 1-13 on the map).  You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War.  And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians - from Curley and White to Collin and the Kennedys - who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation.

Reserve your spot on the tour by filling out the reservation form.  Or, you can also purchase tickets the day of the tour at the front desk of the Boston Common Visitors Information Center, but tickets could be sold out by then.

The Irish Heritage Trail was created by BITA in 2000 as a way to celebrate and learn about Boston's unique Irish-American culture and heritage. For more information,  contact irishmassachusetts@comcast.net.

For a schedule of St. Patrick's Day cultural activities in greater Boston and throughout the region, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Weekend: Guided Tours of Boston Irish Heritage Trail

 
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by taking a guided tour of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail.

The tour is offered on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., starting at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center.  

Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 6-12. Children under six are free. You can purchase tickets at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common or make your reservation online.

The 75 minute walk led by an experienced tour guide takes you on 300 fascinating years of Boston’s unique Irish history and heritage.  

You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War.  And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians - from Curley and White to Collin and the Kennedys - who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation.
 
For more information, call 617 696 9880 or visit IrishHeritageTrail.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Discover 300 Years of History on the Boston Irish Heritage Trail - Guided Tours on March 14-18


Curley Statues, Union Park 

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering guided walking tours of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail in celebration of St. Patrick's Day.

The tours run from Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2012, starting at 12:30 p.m. daily at the Boston Common Visitor Center at 147 Tremont Street in Downtown Boston.

Cost of the tour is $15 per adult, $8 for children ages 6-12, and free for children under five.

The 75 minute walking tour by an experienced tour guide covers 13 of the 20 stops along the way (sites 1-13 on the map).  You’ll discover the Irish role in the Revolutionary War, learn about the 19th century Famine generation and the Irish part in the Civil War.  And you’ll discover famous and infamous politicians - from Curley and White to Collin and the Kennedys - who put their indelible stamp on the history of the city and the nation.

Reserve your spot on the tour by filling out the reservation form.  Or, you can also purchase tickets the day of the tour at the front desk of the Boston Common Visitors Information Center.

The Irish Heritage Trail was created by BITA in 2000 as a way to celebrate and learn about Boston's unique Irish-American culture and heritage.
 
For more information, call 617 696 9880, or contact irishmassachusetts@comcast.net
For a schedule of St. Patrick's Day cultural activities in greater Boston and throughout the region, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.

For visitor information, go to MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

St. Patrick's Day in Boston - free magazine available at tourism centers


Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, the Boston Irish Tourism Association has issued its Spring issue of Travel & Culture Guide, a round-up of Irish cultural activities taking place in Boston and throughout the region from March through June 2012.

 The 28 page magazine is available for free at visitor centers around Massachusetts, and at select Irish stores, cultural venues, museums and hotels.  It lists parade schedules, concerts and cultural events, as well as select Irish pubs and gift shops in Massachusetts.

See Distribution sheet to find a copy near you.  You can also request that a Guide be mailed to you (postage/handling applies)

For year round details on cultural activities throughout Massachusetts and the region, as well as details on visiting Ireland, go to IrishMassachusetts.com

For tourist information, visit MassVacation.com and BostonaUSA.com.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Boston Massacre Reenactment Taking Place on Saturday, March 10 in Downtown Boston


The Bostonian Society is commemorating the 242nd anniversary of the Boston Massacre this Saturday, March 10, 2012 with a series of lectures, programs and a re-enactment at the Old State House on State Street in downtown Boston.

Click for a list of scheduled events.

Irish sailor Patrick Carr was one of the five victims in the Massacre, according to Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston's Colorful Irish Past.   Carr and the other victims are buried at the Old Granary Burying Grounds on Tremont Street, which is listed on the Boston Irish Heritage Trail.

For year round information on the Irish community in Boston, including pubs, gift shops, festivals, parades, concerts and cultural activities,  visit IrishBoston.org

For visitor information, go to MassVacation or BostonUSA.

Fenway Park is now in the National Register of Historic Places


Fenway Park, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in April 2012 as America's most distinguished baseball park, has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places, according to William Galvin, Secretary of Massachusetts, in an announcement today.

Galvin said the Massachusetts Historical Commission, nominated Fenway Park to the Register in December, and that the nomination was confirmed.

Fenway Park was built by Chalres E. Logue, an Irish immigrant from County Derry who built numerous Boston landmarks in the beginning of the 20th century..   Read about Mr. Logue and the building of Fenway Park here.

For more about Boston's Irish history, visit IrishHeritageTrail.com.

For tourism information visit MassVacation.com or BostonUSA.com.