Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito proclaimed March 2016 as Irish Heritage Month in the Commonwealth.
The proclamation cites Massachusetts as having the highest percentage of residents of Irish ancestry, at 20.5%, while also mentioning the role of the Irish-American community in the Commonwealth's history, from the American Revolution to the present.
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism has issued a sampling of Irish activities taking place in the month of March, from parades and social gatherings to cultural activities, including music and dance.
Find year round details on the state's Irish American community by visiting IrishMassachusetts.com.