Boston has long been the loci of the Irish in America (and of Irish-Americans).
Not surprisingly, then, the city is awash in memorials, monuments, and other reminders of the influence here of the sons and daughters of Eire. Here is a map of 11 of those key sites, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.
The sites include obvious pilgrimages such as the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum 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. Sláinte. [Sources: Irish Heritage Trail; Boston Art Commission]Read More