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March 2014


(BOSTON) -- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) has issued its 2014 annual St. Patrick’s Day issue of Travel & Culture Guide, featuring a round-up of parades, concerts and cultural activities taking place in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Quebec City and Ireland in March and through the spring.

The 28-page color magazine, distributed free at visitor kiosks and cultural venues throughout Massachusetts, focuses on Irish cultural activities and travel opportunities between New England, Canada and Ireland.   This issue features a round-up of top musicians performing in the region, including the Chieftains, singer Karen Casey, fiddler Séamus Connolly, the Dropkick Murphys, and dozens of other artists.  It includes profiles on Tom McNaught, long-serving head of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Ian Pullan, General Manager of InterContinental Boston Hotel, and Colm Gannon, All-Ireland accordion champion. 

The Guide also contains reviews of new Irish records and books, and feature stories on Ireland’s 2014 promotion, The Wild Atlantic Way.

There is also information on traveler amenities like hotels and travel agencies, pubs and restaurants, gift shops and retail shops, museums and cultural associations. 

BITA was formed in 2000 to promote cultural tourism year round.  It publishes three issues of Travel & Culture Guide in March, June and October.  BITA also created Boston’s Irish Heritage Trail highlighting Irish landmarks throughout Boston and around the state. The map is included in this issue of the Guide.

For further details on the festivals and concerts, as well as year-round Irish and cultural activities, hotel packages, gift shops and Irish pubs, visit
For a list of distribution outlets, click here. To read stories from this issue, click here.

For details on vacationing in Massachusetts, contact and

You can pick up a free copy of the Travel & Culture Guide at these locations.


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