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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Spring 2016 issue of TRAVEL & CULTURE GUIDE Promotes the Massachusetts Irish Community

The spring 2016 issue of Travel & Culture Guide, issued by the Boston Irish Tourism Association, is now available online   Read the digital issue here.

The printed version of the Travel & Culture Guide is also available at visitor centers, cultural venues and Irish organizations around the region starting Monday, March 14.   Pick up a free copy at any of these locations.

The spring issue includes profiles of Ray Flynn, former US Ambassador and Mayor of Boston; Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra; Seamus Connolly, All-Ireland fiddle champion and creator of the Gaelic Roots program at Boston College; and Sara Stanton, owner of Cara Group Travel, which is organizing an Ireland Pilgramage to Knock, County Mayo this summer.

Also in the Guide: a round up of cultural activities in New England through June; a schedule of St. Patrick's Day parades; details on blockbuster shows like Riverdance, Cirque Du Soleil and Celtic Woman; details on events commemorating the 1916 Easter Rising; culinary activities from Boston to Newport;  and details on Boston's Irish Heritage Trail. 

The spring issue of the Guide offers ideas for traveling to Ireland in 2016, with stories on Ancient Ireland East; Northern Ireland Food Celebrations, and the new Aer Lingus direct route service between Hartford, CT and Dublin, Ireland

BITA was formed in 2000 to promote cultural tourism year round.  It publishes three issues of Travel & Culture Guide in March, June and October.  Read about BITA here

BITA is the creator of Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail, which highlights Irish landmarks throughout Boston 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

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