Memorials, monuments, and other reminders of the influence of the Irish and Irish-Americans pepper Boston. And why not? The city was a major disembarkation point for Irish immigrants throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, and remains a locus of the Irish diaspora today.
Here is a map of 11 of those key heritage sites, for St. Patrick’s Day and beyond.
The sites include obvious pilgrimages such as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (which marked a major milestone in 2019) and the Irish Famine Memorial, but also lesser-known ones such as a largely unmarked mass burial ground off the city’s coast and a testament to the Navy’s first commissioned officer.
[Sources: Irish Heritage Trail; Boston Art Commission]Read More