Governor Deval Patrick proclaimed March 2012 as Irish Heritage Month in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
With nearly 24% of the state's popular claiming Irish ancestry, Massachusetts is considered the most Irish-American state in the United States, according to the US Census.
For details on Irish cultural activities taking place in Massachusetts this March, click here.
For more about Irish cultural groups, pubs and restaurants, gift shops, travel agencies and year round activities, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.
To find out about Irish history and heritage, visit Boston's Irish Heritage Trail.
For tourist information, got MassVacation.com and BostonUSA.com.