Take a Self-Guided Walk along the Boston Irish Heritage Trail this St. Patrick's Day Season

This St. Patrick's Day season, take a self-guided walk along Boston's Irish Heritage Trail, a fascinating 3-mile journey through 300+ years of the city's illustrious Irish history. The trail introduces you to Irish poets, politicians and patriots along with Irish women, sculptors and scholars who have impacted Boston and beyond.

You can pick up a free copy of the Irish Heritage Trail map at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center, run by Meet Boston. The map is included in the current issue of Travel & Culture magazine, published by the Boston Irish Tourism Association and also free to visitors.

The trail starts at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Garden along Boston’s waterfront, proceeds through Government Center to Downtown Crossing, Boston Common and Back Bay, and ends at Fenway Park in the Fens.  Of the 20 sites along the Trail, 17 are outdoor stops in public parks, city squares and other public spaces, along with Boston City Hall, the Massachusetts State House and the Boston Public Library. 

In addition, explore 20 landmarks in Boston's neighborhoods, including Charlestown, East Boston, South Boston, South End, Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain and Allston-Brighton.

Launched in 1994, the Boston Irish Heritage Trail is an educational and entertaining way to discover the rich heritage of greater Boston's Irish-American community.  

Find year-round information on Irish cultural activities in greater Boston and New England at IrishMassachusetts.com