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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Guided Tours of Boston's Irish Heritage Trail on St. Patrick's Day Weekend, March 17 & 18

The Boston Irish Tourism Association is offering guided tours of Boston's Irish Heritage Trail on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18, 2018.  The 90 minute tour begins each day at 1:30 p.m. at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center on Tremont Street.  The tour winds its way over three centuries of the Irish experience in Boston, touching on the 18th century Revolutionary War, the 19th century Civil War and Irish Famine periods and 20th century politics.

The tours are led by popular tour guide and local historian Ted Kulik.

Find full details on the Irish Heritage Trail tours here.

Among the historical legends you'll learn about on the tour: Commodore John Barry, the Father of the American Navy; Patrick Carr, an Irish sailor who was one of the five Boston Massacre victims in 1770; Irish-born sculptors Martin Millmore and Augustus Saint-Gaudens, who created some  of the city's finest Civil War monuments; President John F. Kennedy; and various Boston mayors of Irish descent, including James Michael Curley, John Collins, John 'Honey Fitz' Fitzgerald and Kevin White.

Read press release details here.

Founded in 2000, the Boston Irish Tourism Association promotes Irish cultural, literary, social and historical activities throughout the year in New England, while also strengthening travel ties between Ireland, Northern Ireland and the New England states.

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