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

Sites on the Irish Heritage Trail:

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

Map of the Irish Heritage Trail

Other Historical Irish Sites



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)


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


Harold Connolly Statue

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

Visit the South Shore Irish Heritage Trail, a journey that includes nine scenic towns in coastal Massachusetts from Weymouth to Plymouth.