Welcome to the Irish Heritage Trail, a guide to landmarks of Irish-American artists and heroes from the 1700s to the present here in Massachusetts. The Trail is divided into three sections: 20 sites in downtown Boston and Back Bay, covering over three miles: and over 20 other landmarks in Boston neighborhoods, cities and towns throughout the state.
As a cultural tourism group, we want visitors, residents and educators to learn about the state's largest ethnic community as a way of appreciating American culture, heritage and history. We created this Trail as a way of advocating for the care and restoration of these precious historical landmarks, many of which need to be refurbished. We place a value on these landmarks with hopes that they'll be preserved and maintained for future generations.

Enjoy your journey along the Irish Heritage Trail!

In 2024, stay tuned for new sites added along the Boston Downtown/Back Bay Trail and the Boston Neighborhood Trail, plus a Driving Trail for Irish landmarks all across Massachusetts.

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