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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

For information on visiting Massachusetts, go to