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Irish Heritage Trail

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Boston Common Visitor Information Center 139 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02115
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Start your tour at 200 Atlantic Avenue (end of Marriott Longwharf Hotel). <br><br>Explore the Cradle of Liberty easily and economically with this trolley tour. The route includes a stop on Beacon Street near the iconic Cheers.
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Eli B wrote a review Apr 2015
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You don't have to be Irish to enjoy trippin' around Boston, but in the days surrounding March 17, New England's largest city rolls out the bright green welcome mat to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. We joined half a million visitors by flying in to Logan International Airport. The entry fee for this festivity, is gulping down brogues as thick as Guinness can be had in every pub, accompanied by the sounds of fiddles and penny whistles in the streets which boast a lot of tipsy revellers who crawl from one bar to the next. The Irish Porter flows freely, and there is nothing odd about seeing someone tip back a pint of lager coloured green in honour of the holiday. Irish themes rule, of-course..... Celtic dance troupes, Chiftains and Ronan Tynan add their heavy credentials to the artists performing on the crowded streets. Everything culminates on the Sunday closest to the holiday when South Boston hosts one of the world's largest St. Patrick's Day parades, while revellers in their hundreds of thousands descend upon this working-class neighbourhood to celebrate all things Gaelic. We donned a " kiss me I'm Irish buttons and headed out on the town. I have got to tell you, that anyone looking for a quiet, relaxed time, exploring Boston is 'dreaming'. The bars surrounding Faneuil Hall are jammed, so we ducked into the Purple Shamrock and then, The Black Rose, for a pint or two. Our day started with a leisurely walk along the Irish Heritage Trail, five km of self-guided tour of 16 different sites of Irish cultural, historical and political significance. We capped our night in Somerville with some authentic Irish fare and free music at the Burren Pub. Rising early, we headed to South Boston to stake- out a spot along the parade route. We bought some green carnations to hand out to our favourite parade participants and after the crowds had dispersed, we had a relaxing pint at Amphein's, a cosy hangout with the oldest hand carved bar in the USA. Ended our personal revelry downtown at Jose Mcintyre's, the only Irish-Mexican cantina where you can have a margarita with your fish & chips. Great place Boston. Tread wearily... it snows frequently.
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Date of experience: March 2015
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