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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Charitable Irish Society celebrates Irish connections to Fenway Park on March 1 at the Bleacher Bar in Boston

Charles E. Logue at Fenway Park, April 20, 2012
(courtesy of the Logue Family)
The Charitable Irish Society is hosting an event called "The Irishmen Who Built Fenway Park" at the Bleacher Bar in Fenway Park on Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Admission is $35 and includes appetizers, cash bar, author book signing and a raffle.

Featured speakers of the evening are Glenn Stout, author of the new book, Fenway 1912: The Birth of a Ballpark, and Dick Flavin, television personality and author of the one-man show According to Tip

Special guests of the night will be the Logue family, whose ancestor Charles E. Logue, an immigrant from Derry, was the contractor who built the famous ballpark.  Mr. Logue built many of the city's Catholic Churches and part of the Boston College campus.  His descendants have carried on the family business with their firm, Logue Engineering, located in Hingham, Massachusetts

Fenway Park is the final stop on the 20-site Irish Heritage Trail, which starts at the Rose Kennedy Garden along the waterfront, passes Boston City Hall, the Irish Famine Memorial, the Massachusetts State House and Copley Square.

For year round information on Irish culture, heritage and history in greater Boston, visit the Boston Irish Tourism Association.

For tourist information, visit MassVacation or BostonUSA.