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Friday, March 16, 2012

South Boston St. Patrick's Day Breakfast is Sunday, March 18

State Senator Jack Hart and special guest Joe Biden 

The annual political roast known as the St. Patrick's Day Breakfast is taking place in South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2012, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Southie’s popular state senator Jack Hart expects to welcome over 1,000 people to attend the breakfast at the majestic Boston Convention Center, headed by another South Boston native, Jim Rooney.

The two-hour slag fest of songs, stories, jokes, lampoons, and maneuvering often has repercussions on the local, statewide and even national political stages.  It is televised live on New England Cable News throughout the region to millions of viewers.

“It is a day to come together especially during these difficult economic times to be lighthearted and to enjoy the wonderful Irish spirit of laughter and song,” said Senator Hart. “I have no doubt the material will be the best in years given the nature of this interesting and exciting political time.”

The annual event started out as a luncheon at Dorgan’s Harbor House back in the 1930s, when nationally renowned politicians like Governor James Michael Curley and US House Speaker John MacCormack ruled the state’s political establishment.

To find out more about Boston's history and heritage, visit Boston's Irish Heritage Trail.  You can take guided tours of the Trail on March 17 &18, 2012.  

For year round details on Boston's Irish cultural activities, visit IrishBoston.org.

For tourism information go to MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.

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