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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boston Irish Heritage Trail Offers Guided Tours March 18-20 from Boston Common Visitor Center


Statues of James Michael Curley on Congress Street 

The Boston Irish Tourism Association if offering guided tours of the Irish Heritage Trail this St. Patrick's Day weekend.  The tours are being held daily on Friday, March 18, Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016. The 75-90 minute walking tour starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center and is led by seasoned tour guide Ted Kulik.

Along the trail, you'll learn about Revolutionary War heroes like Commodore John Barry and Patrick Carr, one of the Boston Massacre victims.  You'll visit Boston Irish Famine Memorial, dedicated to the 19th century Irish refugees who fled to Boston in the 1840s, and learn about the role of Irish immigrants in the American Civil War.  And you'll visit memorials to some of Boston's most infamous Irish politicians such as James Michael Curley and Kevin White.

Tickets are $15 for adults, and $12 for seniors, students and military. Children under 12 go free when accompanied by an adult.

Developed by the Boston Irish Tourism Association, the Irish Heritage Trail covers over 300 years of the Boston Irish experience.  

Details of where to meet:

Boston Common Visitor's Information Center
147 Tremont St. (across from McDonald's)
Located near the Park Street MBTA subway station
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 536-4100 x888

Here is a calendar of Irish cultural activities taking place in Boston in March.

Pick up a free copy of BITA's Travel & Culture Guide at the Boston Common Visitor Center.  The 32 page magazine contains a walking map of the Irish Heritage Trail. 

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