-- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has released its winter issue of Travel & Culture, a free magazine that promotes the New
England region’s Irish community as well as mainstream cultural
events for visitors.
The cover photo features Haley Richardson, one of the performers at this year's A Christmas Celtic Sojourn concerts taking place in Boston, Rockport, Worcester, New Bedford and Providence.
section has stories on Irish Christmas markets throughout the country and on a
new museum honoring poet Seamus Heaney in .
There are also stories on new upcoming flights to County Derry Ireland on Delta Air Lines and
Other stories include a profile of
RI in the off-season, the 160th anniversary of
Mechanics Hall in Worcester, the new Thomas J. Butler Park
in South Boston and an In Memoriam on
Boston Irish leader Bill McGowan.
The 28-page color magazine is distributed free at visitor kiosks and cultural venues throughout
Massachusetts and is available in digital format online.
BITA is celebrating its 17th year as a year-round, cultural tourism organization that promotes the state’s largest ethnic community. The US Census reports that nearly 24% of all
Massachusetts residents claim Irish
BITA publishes three issues of Travel & Culture, in March, June and November, and has developed the Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail, which highlights Irish landmarks throughout
Boston and around the
For further details on festivals and concerts, as well as year-round Irish and cultural activities, hotel packages, gift shops and Irish pubs, visit IrishMassachusetts.com.