- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) released its Travel & Culture
Guide (2015-16 winter issue) of cultural activities in Massachusetts
Read the digital version here.
The 28-page color magazine details upcoming holiday concerts, dances and theater in
from November 2015 to March 2016 It lists selected Irish pubs, gift shops and
cultural groups in the Massachusetts
& Rhode Island plus hotels and
travel agencies for visitors from out-of-town. Bay
The Guide also covers Christmas events in Ireland as well as the 2016 Tourism Ireland initiative, Ireland's Ancient East: See What Awaits You.
The Guide is available for free at tourism centers across the state and at museums, hotels and cultural venues, starting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. See distribution outlets.
First issued in 2005, the Travel & Culture Guide is published three times a year,
The Boston Irish Tourism Association was formed in 2000 to promote cultural tourism year round. It publishes three travel and culture guides each year, in March, June and November. It created and developed an IrishHeritage Trail that highlights Irish landmarks in
Boston and around the
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.