- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) released its Travel
& Culture Guide (2016-17 winter issue) of cultural activities in Massachusetts and Ireland.
The 28-page color magazine details upcoming holiday concerts, dances and theatre in
and the New England region from November 2016
to March 2017. It lists selected Irish pubs, gift shops and cultural groups in
the plus hotels and travel agencies for
visitors from out-of-town. Bay State
Among the features in this issue are profiles of Ray Flynn, who was honored recently by the City of
for his distinguished career, and Séamus Connolly, whose much awaited collection of Irish
music was posted at . Boston
Also featured: details on celebrating Christmas and New Year’s in
and a preview of new direct air routes from New England to Ireland in
The Guide is available for free at tourism centers across the state and at museums, hotels and cultural venues. See distribution centers.
The Boston Irish Tourism Association was formed in 2000 to promote cultural tourism year round. It publishes three travel and culture guides each year, and created an Irish Heritage Trail highlighting Irish landmarks in
and around the state.
For further details on the festivals and concerts, as well as year-round Irish and cultural activities, hotel packages, gift shops and Irish pubs, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.
More than 24% of residents in
claim Irish ancestry, making it the most Irish state in the United States,
according to the US Census.