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October 11, 2014 | By colette quinlin |
MEMORIAM - SENATOR EDWARD MOORE KENNEDY (1932-2009) Barack Obama President of the United States “Senator Edward M. Kennedy was not only one of the greatest senators of our time, but one of he most accomplished Americans ever to serve our democracy. Over the past half-century, early every major piece of legislation that has dvanced the civil rights, health, and economic ell-being of the American people bore his name nd resulted from his efforts. With his passing, n important chapter in our American story has come to an end.” Dan Rooney US Ambassador to Ireland “Senator Kennedy was not only a great American statesman, but a good friend of mine and of Ireland and its people. Since his early days in the Senate, Ted Kennedy as active in the Northern Ireland peace process. He introduced resolutions condemning all violence in Northern Ireland, expressing support for the Good Friday agreement in 1998 and the blueprint for lasting peace. He will be sincerely missed for his active role in legislation and for his concern for the needy.” Paul G. Kirk, Jr. US Senator, MA “Without a doubt, Senator Kennedy was the most accomplished and effective legislator for economic and social justice in the history of our democracy. He was also the most thoughtful nd genuinely considerate friend I have known. Among his many contributions to the human spirit, he taught us to persevere and draw hope nd strength at a time of loss and adversity. Ma e all live up to his example.” William Delahunt US Congressman, MA “Senator Kennedy once said that the future does ot belong to those who are content with today, or to those who are apathetic toward their fello man. The future belongs to those who -- in times of uncertainty -- rise to the challenge and respond ith creativity and vigor. Ted Kennedy rose to the challenges of our time.” Deval Patrick Governor of Massachusetts “One of the Commonwealth’s brightest lights went out last night. Ted Kennedy was a compassionate, effective, visionary statesman, family man and friend. Diane and I were blessed by his company, support and many kindnesses, nd miss him profoundly. We pray for comfort for his beloved wife and partner Vicki and his entire family.” Tim Murray Lt. Governor of Massachusetts “Senator Kennedy may have walked with presidents and prime ministers, but he was lways accessible to the people of Massachusetts nd he was dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals and families in every region of he state that he loved.” Jack Hart Massachusetts State Senator from South Boston “I had the privilege of working with Senator Kennedy on the expansion of the John F. Kennedy Library in Dorchester. The expansion ill be called the Ted Kennedy wing. When Senator Kennedy learned my father was sick, he called the hospital to wish him well. This small, yet signi cant act of kindness not only lifted y father’s spirits, it is something for which m family will always be grateful.” James Carmody Vice President, Seaport Hotel and Seaport World Trade Center “Ted Kennedy was a giant in many ways. He ccepted the challenges life presented him and in he end triumphed. His legacy is characterized by his compassion and vigor in the battle for those ost in need. His production for Massachusetts has rightfully earned him the moniker of the Go- To-Guy! There are not feet to ll these shoes.” Wendy Northcross Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce “It was with a heavy heart that we witnessed Senator Kennedy’s nal ride through Hyannis s he left Cape Cod forever. Thousands have isited the JFK Hyannis Museum and left their tributes and thanks in the memorial books. The museum has a special exhibit: Ted Kennedy; Senator, Neighbor, Friend. It is a beautiful portrayal of the Senator’s life and times on Cape Cod; the place he chose to spend his nal days.” Betsy Wall Executive Director Massachusetts Of ce of Travel & Tourism “People here love Senator Kennedy, partly because he so clearly loved Massachusetts. He reinforced our sense of Massachusetts s a special place by the obvious joy he took in being a native son. He seemed to nd inspiration, comfort, and delight in Massachusetts, on land and at sea. People here re so proud of that, and of him.” Steve Greeley, Executive Director The American Ireland Fund “The global clan has lost a top leader.While the pain is deep, the memories are profound. Our entire community sends its condolences to the Kennedy family, who have been good riends to the American Ireland Fund. We will lways be proud of Ted and his tremendous record of accomplishment and service in the .S. Senate.” Michael Quinlin Boston Irish Tourism Association “Just as he reached across the aisle in Congress, he reached across the community divide in Northern Ireland to bring everyone into the conversation for peace. He helped create n atmosphere for negotiation in Northern reland. Senator Kennedy’s optimism, can-do ttitude and desire to reach common ground exemplify the best characteristics of Irish- American involvement in Northern Ireland in our lifetime.” For more re ections on Senator Kenne dy, visit www.irishmassachusetts.blogspot.com
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2 CREDITS Boston Irish Tourism Association PO Box 341, Milton, MA 02186 617 696-9880 IrishMassachusetts@comcast.net www.IrishMassachusetts.com 32 B ITA t 8 TABLE OF CONTENTS CREDITS Credits 2 Greetings 3 Welcome to Kennedy Country 4-5 Interview: Chuck Daly 6 Neil Connolly’s Clam Boil 7 Irish Festivals 8-12 Pro le: Brian O’Donovan 11 BITA Cultural Groups 12 BITA Cultural Venues 13 The Boston Celtics 13 Harold Connolly, Olympic Medalist 14 Pro le: Sean Casey, Red Sox 15 Calendar of Events 16-17 Celtic Thunder 18 Pro le: Stephen Johnston 19 BITA Hotels 20 Irish Heritage Days 21 Interview: Virginia Greenblatt 22 BITA Gift Shops 22 Irish Pubs-More Tasteful than Ever 23-25 BITA Pubs 25 BITA Travel 26 Gaelic Canada 27-31 Canadian Celtic Festivals 28-29 BITA Canada 28 PEI Goes Irish 30 PEI Summer Ceilidhs 31 A Taste of PEI 31 Ireland’s West Coast 32-35 BITA Ireland 34 Memoriam: Thomas J. Flatley 36 15 27 Credits Editor & Writer: Michael P. Quinlin Project Manager: Colette M. Quinlin Graphic Designer: Diane Russell Printing: Paul Tangusso & staff, Universal Millennium Acknowledgements Special thanks to the sponsors and members of the Boston Irish Tourism Association and to our advertisers for helping to underwrite this publication. Funded in part by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Business & Technology, Massachusetts Of ce of Travel & Tourism. Particular thanks to all those who helped with this publication and related marketing efforts, especially: David R. Burke, Roger Egan, Jack Hart, Kevin Honan, Betsy Wall, John Alzapiedi, Pat Moscaritolo, Larry Meehan, Sue Cronin, Stacy Shref er, Kamilla Kissell, Liza Cunningham, Laurie Messere, Ed Forry, Sean Casey, John Blake, Stephen Johnston, Lisa Tiernan, Patrick Sorge, Laura Picken, Tommy McCarthy, Brian O’Donovan, Jeannie Hebert, Belinda Mazur, Russell Gusetti, Peter Aucella, Wendy Norcross, Arthur Ratsy, Lee Statham, Tom McNaught, Brent Carney, Chuck Daly, Neil Connolly, Rachel Kempster, Meredith Burks, Sharon Browne, Virginia Greenblatt, Orla Carey, Joyclyn Emory, Kiela Bennett, Lisa Carrier, Michael Kydd, Shawn Silver, Terry Power, Peter Murphy, Jean Kennedy, Mary MacKinnon, Winnie Henry, Mark Chester and Melissa Bochar. Merci Beaucoup, Devin. Image Credits Cover image and page 7: Neil Connolly/DK Publishing; Liz and Yvonne Kane: 2, 17; Boston Red Sox: 2, 15; Natalie MacMaster: 2; Tourism Ireland: 2, 24, 32, 34-35; Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce: 3; John F. Kennedy Library: 4, 5, 6, 16; Paul Brady: 8; Lunasa: 8; Beoga: 9, 16; Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill: 9; Sean Kane: 9; Glengarry Bhoys: 10; Brian O’Donovan: 11; Bank of America Pavilion: 13; Boston Celtics/Paul Pierce: 13; Harold Connolly Statue/Rep. Kevin Honan’s Of ce: 14; Michael Ivins, Boston Red Sox: 15; John McDermott: 16; Maken & Spain/Scott Metzger/Metzger Studios: 16; Arlo Guthrie: 17; Eileen Ivers: 17; Hothouse Flowers: 17; Celtic Thunder: 18; Courtesy of BITA: 19; 36; Daniel J. Tobin, AFL, October, 1948/Courtesy of Aaron Schmidt, Print Department, Boston Public Library: 21; Virginia Greenblatt/Irish Imports, Ltd: 22; The Black Rose: 23; Department of Tourism & Parks, New Brunswick: 26, Prince Edward Island Tourism: 27, 30; Leahy: 28; Nova Scotia Tourism, Culture and Heritage: 29; Cynthia MacLeod and Gordon Belsher: 30; PEI Shucking Contest/ John Nowlan: 31 The Boston Irish Tourism Association promotes the state’s Irish culture and hospitality industry year round to the travel and visitors industry. BITA works to strengthen tourism ties between Massachusetts, Ireland, Canada and the other New England states. Visit IrishMassachusetts.com for more details, or contact: