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Irish Heritage Trail

Walk in the footsteps of Irish immigrants and their descendants along Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail.  Learn about Irish-American sculptors, poets, veterans and politicians - such as John F. Kennedy and James Michael Curley - as you explore Boston from the Fens to Faneuil Hall

Self-guided trail maps can be obtained at the Boston Common Visitor Information Center at 139 Tremont Street, Boston.

Boston Irish Tourism Association offers 75-90 minute guided tours that will begin again in mid-June.

Sites on Irish Heritage Trail:
 

Boston/ Back Bay

1. Rose Kennedy Garden
2. Kevin White Statue
3. James Michael Curley Statues
4. Boston City Hall
5. Boston Irish Famine Memorial
6. Old Granary Burying Grounds
7. Colonel Shaw Memorial
8. Massachusetts State House
9. Soldiers & Sailors Memorial
10. Commodore John Barry Memorial
11. Boston Massacre Memorial
12. Central Burying Grounds
13. Colonel Thomas Cass Statue
14. David I. Walsh Statue
15. Maurice Tobin Statue
16. Patrick Collins Memorial
17. John S, Copley Statue
18. Boston Public Library
19. John Boyle O'Reilly Memorial
20. Fenway Park

 

Charlestown

USS Constitution
Winthrop Square
Bunker Hill Monument and Museum
Bunker Hill Catholic Cemetery

East Boston/ Harbor Islands

Deer Island Irish Graveyard
Boston Logan International Airport (named after General Edward L. Logan)

South Boston

John J. Moakley Federal Courthouse
Castle Island
Dorchester Heights Memorial
Pleasure Bay (creation helped by John E. Powers)
St. Augustine's Cemetery
Joe Moakley Park, Old Colony Road  (James Brendan Connolly Statue)

Dorchester

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Edward M. Kennedy Institute
The John W. McCormack Institute at UMASS/Boston

Jamaica Plain

Forest Hills Cemetery
James Michael Curley Mansion

Brighton

Harold Connolly Statue

Visit the Boston Irish Tourism Association site for more information on the Boston Irish Heritage Trail.