-- This month the Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) released its 2018 summer
issue of Travel & Culture Guide, a compendium of Irish festivals and
concerts, culinary, cultural and literary activities taking place in BOSTON Massachusetts and throughout New
The 28-page color magazine is distributed free at visitor kiosks and cultural venues throughout
and is available in digital format online. It has a shelf life through October 2018. Massachusetts
In New England, the magazine features outdoor festivals concerts, from Boston to Tanglewood and from Cumberland RI up to Rockport, MA. Some of the performers at Tanglewood this summer include rock/blues/folk legends James Taylor, Bonnie Rait, Ry Cooder and Emmy Lou Harris. The Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf continues its Summer in the City series with free concerts Tuesdays through Thursdays, and free movies every Friday through August 31.
In Ireland, Travel & Culture lists the top festivals across the island through October, include music festivals like the Fleadh Cheoil taking place in August, which draws upwards of 400,000 people. And it has details on the new Norwegian Air direct service from Providence's T. F. Green Airport to Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Belfast and Edinburgh.
BITA is celebrating its 18th 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
residents claim Irish
BITA publishes three issues of Travel & Culture in March, June and November, and also developed the Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail, which highlights Irish landmarks throughout
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.