Nearly 20% of all residents claim Irish ancestry in Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Census, so there are plenty of cultural, culinary and heritage activities during Irish Heritage Month in March, and all year round. Don’t forget to check out our events calendar as well for more fun things to do across the state.

 

GREATER BOSTON NORTH OF BOSTON SOUTH OF BOSTON CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

IRISH HERITAGE AND HISTORY IRISH CULTURAL CENTERS IRISH GIFT STORES AND SHOPS IRISH PUBS AND RESTAURANTS 

 

GREATER BOSTON

Irish Nights At The Dubliner
Recurring weekly on Wednesday
The Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant
2 Center Plaza, Boston, MA 02108

 

The Celtic Tenors
March 2, 2024, 8 p.m.
The Center For Arts Natick (TCAN)
14 Summer St, Natick, MA, United States

 

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner by Award Winning Chef Jp MacMahon
March 8, 2024
The Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant
2 Center Plz, Boston, MA 02108

 

The Magic of Ireland: A St. Patrick’s Day Concert
March 9 – 10, 2024
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston
617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452

 

Noir’s Bar: Derry Girls Irish Pop-Up
March 11 – 17, 2024, 12 – 9 p.m.
Charles Hotel, Harvard Square
1 Bennett St., Cambridge, MA 02138

 

Irish Cultural Centre’s 4th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 12, 2024, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
University of Massachusetts Club
1 Beacon Street #32nd floor, Boston, MA 02108

 

Dropkick Murphys at The House of Blues
March 14, 2024
Citizens House of Blues
15 Lansdowne St., Boston, MA 02215

 

2024 South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17, 2024, 1 p.m.
South Boston

 

St. Patrick’s Day with Dover Road Band at SKYBOKX 109 Sports Bar & Grill
Mar 17, 2024
SKYBOKX109 Sports Bar & Grill
Cloverleaf Marketplace Shopping Center, 319 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760, USA

 

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NORTH OF BOSTON

Irish Tavern Night
5 – 7 p.m. Saturday, Mar 9, 2024
Buckman Tavern
1 Bedford St, Lexington, MA 02420

 

Traditional Irish Session
7 – 9 p.m. Friday, Mar 15, 2024
Firehouse Center for the Arts
One Market Square, Newburyport, MA 01950

 

Ireland With Michael
7 – 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Mar 17, 2024
The Cabot
286 Cabot St., Beverly, MA 01915

 

Upstairs On Main: Michael O’Leary & Friends
7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Thu, Mar 7, 2024
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main St., Rockport, MA 01966

 

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SOUTH OF BOSTON

Irish Breads, Soups & Scones Cookery Class with Boston Bakeology
March 7, 2024
The Irish Cultural Center
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA 02021

 

An Irish St. Patrick’s Day with Green Road & Irish Soprano Clodagh Kinsella
March 8, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
The Irish Cultural Center
200 New Boston Drive, Canton, MA 02021

 

Irish Festival
March 16, 2024
Patriot Place
Two Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035

 

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CAPE COD & THE ISLANDS

Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 9, 2024, 11 a.m.
Yarmouth

 

Cape Cod Irish Festival
March 8, 2024 – March 10, 2024
The Emerald Resort: Home to the Cape Cod Irish Village
35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA 02601

 

A Prelude To Saint Patrick’s Day
March 10, 2024, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Highfield Hall & Gardens
56 Highfield Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540

 

Celtic/Americana With Duo Rakish
March 29, 2024, 7:30 p.m.
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Inc.
307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664

 

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WESTERN MASS

Celtic Celebration
March 16 and 17, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Old Sturbridge Village
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA 01566

 

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2024
Downtown Holyoke
Kmart Plaza, Route 5, Holyoke, MA 01040

 

St. Patrick’s Day at Deerfield Inn-Champney’s Restaurant
11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sunday, March 17, 2024
Deerfield Inn – Champney’s Restaurant
81 Old Main Street, Deerfield MA 01342

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 17, 2024, 12 p.m.
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01608

 

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CENTRAL MASS/METROWEST/MERRIMACK

Irish Seisiun
Sundays, 4 – 7 p.m.
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01608

 

40th Annual Worcester Irish Festival
March 2, 2024, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01608

 

Saint Patrick’s Day Floral Arrangement Class
6:30 – 9 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2024 
Cameron’s Winery
1046 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, MA

 

The Druids – Straight From Ireland!
March 9, 2024, 7 – 10 p.m.
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01608

 

Music Worcester Presents Natalie Macmaster & Donnell Leahy
March 9, 2024, 8 – 10 p.m.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608

 

Music Worcester Presents Natalie Macmaster & Donnell Leahy
8 – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St., Worcester, MA 01608

 

St. Patrick’s Parade Post Party
March 10, 2024, 12 p.m.
Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre
102 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01608

 

Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance – 25th Anniversary Tour
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 – Wednesday, March 13, 2024
The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge St, Worcester, MA

 

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Irish Heritage and History

Boston Irish Heritage Trail – Explore Boston and its surrounding neighborhoods as you experience nearly 300 years of Irish history. This self-guided tour begins at the Rose Kennedy Garden near the waterfront and ends at Fenway Park. Pick up free maps of the Irish Heritage Trail at the Visitor Center on Boston Common.

The South Shore Irish Heritage Trail features nine scenic cities and towns south of Boston whose illustrious Irish and Irish American connections earned the region’s nickname, “The Irish Riviera.”

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum – Learn about President Kennedy and his proud Irish heritage.  The library is JFK’s official repository of his Administration.

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate – The Senator Kennedy left his legacy with this institute for studying the U.S. Senate.

John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum on Cape Cod chronicles the wonderful, memorable times President John F. Kennedy and his family had in Hyannis Port. Exhibits include Presidential Summers and Robert F. Kennedy: Ripples of Hope.

 

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Irish Cultural Centers

Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston is located on 46 acres in Canton. ICCGB is a regional, year-round setting for Irish culture, education, sports, music and cuisine. It conducts music and history classes, has an extensive library for research, and offers live music in its Irish Pub.

Irish Cultural Centre of Western New England in West Springfield offers year-round cultural activities, sports, language classes and traditional music sessions. Have a meal at the award-winning Trinity Pub.

The John Boyle O’Reilly Club in Springfield has been promoting Irish culture and sports in western Massachusetts since 1980. It promotes local community activities such as Gaelic sports, dance feiseanna and parades.

The Irish Social Club of Boston, located on Park Street in West Roxbury, was founded in 1945 as a gathering place for the Irish community.  Enjoy live Irish music on weekends, along with dancing, community meetings and social gatherings.

The Sons of Erin Club in Yarmouth, Cape Cod, is a year-round group that promotes Irish history and heritage, culture and art, and Irish events on the Cape, including the St. Patrick’s Parade. There is also a Sons of Erin Club in Westfield.

The Worcester Hibernian Cultural Centre on Temple Street in Worcester is run by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a group of men and women dedicated to Irish culture and heritage

 

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Irish Gift Stores and Shops

Bridget’s An Irish Tradition Gift Shop on Main Street in Norton offers authentic products directly from Ireland, including jewelry, clothing apparel, Waterford crystal, and Irish dancing costumes and accessories.

The Chatham Fiddle Shop on Main Street in Chatham, Cape Cod, offers exquisite, hand-crafted fiddles and stringed instruments made by  proprietor Rose Clancy, as well as hand-made jewelry and crafts.

The Aisling Gallery in Hingham offers original Irish and American paintings and art, as well as framing and matting services, plus live concerts and lectures throughout the year.

Greenhill Bakery in Adams Village, Dorchester is a full service bakery offering fresh breads and scones, custom wedding cakes, soups and salads, and Irish products.  A small café serves coffee and tea, soup and pastries all day.

Adams Corner Café & Butcher Shop Market in Adams Village, Dorchester has Irish butchers on-hand to provide Irish-style bacon and sausage, lamb and pork. The café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.

Irish Eyes Gift Shop & Push Cart at Faneuil Hall Marketplace is a handy place in town to get Irish jewelry, giftware, Irish clothing including babywear, plus the ever-popular Claddagh rings and Celtic sterling.

Southie’s Own Gift Shop on West Broadway in South Boston specializes in Irish imports, South Boston apparel, local art, and specialty gift items. It is a great place to shop for St. Patrick’s Day party items.

Celtic Revival in Medford has a wonderful collection of hand-crafted Celtic jewelry, perfect for engagements, weddings and milestone occasions, as well as hand-made Irish clothing imported from Ireland.

Erin Gift Store U.S.A. is a traditional Irish gift store located in the Worcester Public Market. The family-owned shop is a namesake of the Erin Gift Store located in Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland.

 

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Irish Pubs & Restaurants

Greater Boston

The Black Rose, Boston

Mr. Dooley’s Pub, Boston

Emmet’s Pub, Boston

Brendan Behan Pub, Jamaica Plain

The Burren, Somerville

Druid Pub, Cambridge

The Dubliner, Boston

The Bebob, Boston

MJ O’Connors, Boston

Solas Irish Pub,  Boston

Glynn Irish Restaurants, Boston

Thirsty Scholar, Somerville

Seaport Bar + Grill, South Boston

L Street Tavern, South Boston

 

North of Boston

The Peddler’s Daughter, Haverhill

Bunratty Tavern, Reading

The Old Court, Lowell

O’Neill’s Irish Pub, Salem

Major Magleashes, Salem

 

South of Boston

The Snug Pub, Hingham

Hibernian Tavern, Scituate

Tinker’s Son Restaurant, Norton

Red Rooster, Wrentham

 

Cape & Islands

Scally’s Irish Ale House, West Yarmouth

Liam Maguire’s Pub + Restaurant, Falmouth

 

Central MA

O’Connor’s Restaurant, Worcester

Galway Bay Irish Pub, Worcester

 

Western MA

Trinity Pub, West Springfield

The Harp Irish Pub, Amherst

 

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