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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Logan International Airport Features Boston Irish Heritage Trail Murals in Terminal E


The Boston Irish Heritage Trail is one of several iconic destinations featured at a new public art exhibit unveiled on October 18 at Logan International Airport in Boston.

The exhibit was created by staff at Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), the agency that runs Logan Airport.  It is located in the Terminal E area where passengers from Aer Lingus and Southwest Airlines arrive to collect their luggage.

The Irish Heritage Trail was created by the Boston Irish Tourism Association as a way to showcase the history and heritage of the Boston Irish community dating back to the 18th century.  It features 20 landmarks, from the Rose Kennedy Garden on the Waterfront to Fenway Park, which was built by Irish immigrant Charles E. Logue in 1912.

Other trails featured in the Terminal E exhibit include the Freedom Trail and the Black Heritage Trail.

Several cultural institutions are highlighted in the exhibit, including the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston Symphony Hall and Tanglewood, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of African American History and the Sports Museum

Travel agencies in the exhibit include Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cambridge Office of Tourism and Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.

Logan Airport was named in honor of Edward L. Logan, a first generation Irish-American from South Boston whose family emigrated from Ballygar, County Galway.  Logan was a celebrated military leader, civic leader and municipal judge during his illustrious life.

For more about the Irish Heritage Trail, contact irishmassachusetts@comcast.net or call 617 696 9880.

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