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January 9, 2015

For Immediate Release

Boston Irish Tourism Association Releases
2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Schedule
and Irish Cultural Activities

(BOSTON) -- The Boston Irish Tourism Association (BITA) today released its 2015 schedule of eight St. Patrick’s Day parades taking place in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in March.

The marching season kicks off on Saturday, March 7 with the Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and ends on Saturday, March 29, with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Manchester, NH.  Also included are details of the Irish parades in Quebec City, Canada and Dublin, Ireland. See parade details here.

In Massachusetts, where 24% of residents claim Irish ancestry, the St. Patrick’s Day season is a chance for visitors to explore the state’s rich ethnic culture, history and heritage. 

Patrick B. Moscaritolo, President of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, says, “Boston's Irish community offers a wonderful way to explore the city's illustrious history through the Irish Heritage Trail.   Once you visit Boston you'll see why it is called the Capital of Irish America.”

“Visitors and residents alike have a great time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Massachusetts,” says Colette Quinlin of Boston Irish Tourism Association.  “There a wide variety of contemporary culture direct from Ireland as well as rich strains of Irish-American culture and history.”

Here is information on other cultural activities taking place in March 2015

BITA also publishes three issues of Travel & Culture Guide in March, June and November.  The free magazine, available at tourism outlets, hotels and cultural venues,  focuses on Irish cultural activities in Massachusetts and the New England states, as well as travel to Canada and Ireland. See current issue here and check back to view the upcoming March issue.


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