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Friday, June 8, 2012

Boston Irish Heritage Trail - Guided Tours Run from June 16 to August 30, Starting on Boston Common

Guided tours of the Boston Irish Heritage Trail are starting up next Saturday,  June 16, 2012, leaving at 2:00 p.m. from the Visitor Center on Boston Common along Tremont Street, the Boston Irish Tourism Association has announced.

The 75 minute walk takes you to over 300 years of Boston Irish history, from the colonial times, through the 19th century Famine immigration era, to the Civil War, and up to the present time.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased online or at the Visitor Center the day of the walk.

The summer schedule is as follows:

Every Wednesday and Thursday, from June 20 through August 30
Every third Saturday of the month (June 16, July 21, August 18)

All tours leave at 2:00 p.m. from the Boston Common Visitors Center.

For more information about the Irish Heritage Trail and the tour itself, please call the Boston Irish Tourism Association at 617 696 9880 or email to

For year round details on Irish activities in Massachusetts and the New England states, and about visiting Ireland, go to

For tourist information about visiting Boston and Massachusetts, visit and

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