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Go Green for <strong>St Patrick’s</strong>

Go Green for St Patrick’s

New York City - Boston

Start the St Patrick’s Day celebrations early on our Irish-inspired road trip through New England.

Visit key landmarks in Irish-American history, from Fenway Park in Boston, MA to the Irish-built Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Sham-rock your favorite green outfit as you join in the New Haven festivities and sample some traditional Irish fare.

Then it’s on to the Big Apple for the legendary NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17.

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TD Garden

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Stop 1: TD Garden 1/8

Your road trip begins at the home of the Boston Celtics basketball team, TD Garden, where you can show your support for the Irish with a courtside seat at their next game.

If the home team are out of town during your stay, don’t worry – there’s plenty to see at the stadium year-round, including the Sports Museum on Levels 5 & 6. Check out the half-mile of exhibits, featuring Celtics memorabilia from their formation in 1946 to present day.

100 Legends Way, Boston, MA, 02114

https://www.tdgarden.com/

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Boston Irish Heritage Trail

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Stop 2: Boston Irish Heritage Trail 2/8

Stay overnight along the South Boston waterfront, so you’re well-rested and ready to explore the Boston Irish Heritage Trail. Spanning more than three miles of downtown Boston, this trail takes you on a journey back in time to 20 landmarks in Irish-American history.

Start at the Rose Kennedy Gardens, then follow the trail to the James Michael Curley Statues, Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Massachusetts State House and Boston Public Library’s 13,000-strong Irish artifact collection. The trail concludes at Fenway Park – the Boston Red Sox stadium built by Irish immigrant, Charles E. Logue.

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA, 02110

http://www.irishheritagetrail.com/boston/

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Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center

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Stop 3: Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center 3/8

Follow the I-93 out of Boston and take the Fall River Expressway to your next stop – Newport, Rhode Island. Arrive just in time for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Award Night, then find a local hotel along the harborfront.

In the morning, head south to the Fifth Ward for a tour of the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center. Discover the collections of maps, memorabilia and photographs from Irish immigrants, dating back to the 1600s.

(Image credit: Allan Millora)

648 Lower Thames Street, Newport, RI, 02840

https://newportirishhistory.org/

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Fort Adams State Park

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Stop 4: Fort Adams State Park 4/8

You can then start the short 10-minute drive to Fort Adams State Park.

Built by Irish laborers between 1824 and 1857, this impressive 19th-century fortress is a remarkable symbol of Irish-American history.

Park along the port to enjoy a 75-minute tour that takes you deep into the underground tunnels and along the towering walls. Then, follow the 2.5-mile Fort Adams Bay Walk for panoramic views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.

80 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI, 02840

https://fortadams.org/

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New Haven

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Stop 5: New Haven 5/8

After your stay in Rhode Island, follow signs for the I-95 and continue into Connecticut. With its strong Irish connections, the Connecticut coast has several spots where you can enjoy a classic Irish jig and hearty meal.

Throw on your green sweater and join the local St. Paddy’s festivities in New Haven for the night. Then, in the morning, settle down for a traditional Irish breakfast at The Trinity Bar & Restaurant and continue your journey west.

157 Orange Street, New Haven, CT, 06510

https://stpatricksdayparade.org/

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Manhattan

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Stop 6: Manhattan 6/8

Where better to spend the final few days of your St. Patrick’s Day road trip than the city that never sleeps? Check into your hotel and start exploring the Irish-American monuments, memorials and museums that line the streets of Manhattan.

Explore the restored homes of Irish immigrants in the 19th and 20th century at The Tenement Museum in Lower Manhattan, then drive 15 minutes to visit the Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park. Further north in Midtown, discover contemporary Irish creations covering art, music and film at the Irish Arts Center.

Tenement Museum: 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002 Irish Hunger Memorial: North End Avenue & Vesey Street, New York, NY, 10280 Irish Arts Center: 726 11th Avenue, New York, NY, 10019

https://www.tenement.org/

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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Stop 7: St. Patrick’s Cathedral 7/8

After a day in Lower Manhattan and Midtown, it’s time for you to explore the Upper East Side’s Irish connections.

First stop is St. Patrick’s namesake Cathedral in the Big Apple. Dominating an entire block of 5th Avenue, this archetype of Gothic architecture is the city’s largest Catholic church with 330-feet tall spires.

Head inside to learn about the Irish Patron Saint and take a tour of the altars, showcasing more than 2,800 stained glass panels.

5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10022

https://saintpatrickscathedral.org/

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NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Stop 8: NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade 8/8

End your road trip in a whirlwind of Irish culture at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. First held in 1762, this legendary parade is one of the city’s longest-held traditions.

Join the crowds of green-clad residents as you march along Fifth Avenue singing an Irish song or two. Listen to the melodic pipes, spot a few local leprechauns and rock your shamrock face paint. It’s the ultimate St. Paddy’s celebration.

5th Avenue, New York, NY, 10022

https://www.nycstpatricksparade.org/

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