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Monday, March 10, 2014

Going Green: Boston’s Top 10 Irish Sites to Visit this St. Patrick's Day

John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial 
© Boston Irish Tourism Association 

Author Michael Quinlin has explored the rich history of Boston's Irish community in his book, Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston’s Colorful Irish Past, published by Globe Pequot Press

Garnering material of famous people and places in his book, here is his list of top ten Irish sites in Boston to check out this St. Patrick’s Day, or any time of year.  All of these sites and more are listed on Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail, a walking map of 20 sites Quinlin created as a companion to his research for Irish Boston. 

Quinlin is co-founder of Boston Irish Tourism Association  and is a frequent contributor to Irish America Magazine and the Irish Echo newspaper.

For year round details on Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts and New England, visit