Published on October 11, 2014
Charles St. Cornhill . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 Beacon Storrow Drive Boylston Dartmouth Arlington Charles Park Congress Court School State Commercial Atlantic Cambridge Causeway Washington Commonwealth Brookline Clarendon Charles River Esplanade Boston Common Public Garden Government Center North Station South Station Rose Kennedy Greenway Massachusetts Avenue Bridge 90 93 93 Mass Pike Union Tremont Cambridge M.I.T. Longfellow Bridge Charles River Callahan and Sumner Tunnels Beacon Commonwealth Kenmore Square Charlestown Bridge Prudential Tower Exeter Berkeley Belvedere Beacon Boylston Yawkey Way Faneuil Hall 1) Rose Kennedy Garden Christopher Columbus Park, Atlantic Avenue Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, born in the North End, was matriarch of the Ken- nedy Family and mother of President John F. Kennedy. Her father John Fitzgerald was mayor of Boston. 2) Kevin White Statue Faneuil Hall @ Congress St. Kevin Hagan White was mayor of Boston from 1968-1984. He is cred- ited as a visionary who sparked urban renewal in downtown Boston. The statue, created by Pablo Eduardo, was unveiled on November 1, 2006. 3) James Michael Curley Statues Union St. @ Congress St. Legendary James M. Curley domi- nated local and state politics for half a century, serving as mayor, governor and congressman. The statues, by Lloyd Lillie, were unveiled in 1980. 4) Boston City Hall Congress St @ Government Center Boston had an Irish-American mayor for 85 of the past 100 years. John Mc- Cormack’s sculpture of Mayor John F. Collins (1960-68) was unveiled in 2002 on City Hall’s south wall. 5) Boston Irish Famine Memorial School St. @ Washington St. As part of the 150th anniversary of Ireland’s famine, which killed one mil- lion people, Boston’s Irish community unveiled this million dollar memorial by Robert Shure, on June 28, 1998. 6) Granary Burying Grounds Tremont St. Established in 1660, the Granary is resting place for colonial era Irish, including Governor James Sullivan, Robert Treat Paine, and Irish sailor Patrick Carr, one of the ve Boston Massacre victims killed in 1770. 7) Colonel Robert Shaw Memorial Beacon Hill @ Park St. Boston’s most famous public memorial to its black Civil War soldiers was cre- ated by Augustus Saint Gaudens, born in Ireland in 1848 to a French father and Irish mother. 8) Massachusetts State House Beacon Hill @ Park St. See: the Display of Irish Flags used by Irish battalions in the Civil War, John F. Kennedy Statue on the front lawn, portraits of Irish-American governors, and plaques to Jeremiah O’Brien and Mary Kenney O’Sullivan. 9) Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Boston Common, Flagstaff Hill New England’s great monument to the Civil War, unveiled in 1876, was created by Martin Milmore, who emigrated from County Sligo in 1844. Milmore’s brothers Joseph and Martin were also sculptors. 10) Commodore John Barry Plaque Boston Common, along Tremont St. Wexford-born John Barry was a naval hero in the Revolutionary War. George Washington appointed him rst Commodore of the US Navy. Mayor Curley unveiled the plaque in 1949. 11) Boston Massacre Memorial Boston Common along Tremont St. The monument to the ve Boston Massacre victims was unveiled in 1888, created by Robert Kraus. Irish leader John Boyle O’Reilly, who led the quest for the Memorial, wrote a dedication poem for the unveiling. 12) Central Burying Grounds Boston Common along Boylston St. Established in 1756, Central was the place for Irish Catholics and Freemasons denied burial elsewhere in Boston. The Parks Dept. notes this is the city’s only historical burying ground with Celtic crosses carved into the slate headstones. 13) Colonel Thomas Cass Statue Public Garden along Boylston St. Irish-born Thomas Cass was com- mander of Boston’s famed Fighting Ninth, a battalion of Irish immigrants. He was killed during the Civil War. The statue was created by Richard Brooks in 1899. 14) David I. Walsh Statue Charles River Esplanade, Hatch Shell Walsh was the rst Irish-Catholic governor of Massachusetts (1914-16), and rst Catholic US Senator from the state (1926-46). The memorial, by Joseph Coletti, was unveiled in 1954. 15) Maurice Tobin Statue Charles River Esplanade, Hatch Shell Mayor of Boston, Governor of Mas- sachusetts, and US Secretary of Labor, Maurice Tobin grew up in Boston’s Mission Hill, the son of immigrants from Tipperary. The statue, by Emilius R. Ciampa, was unveiled in 1958. 16) Patrick Collins Memorial Commonwealth Ave between Clarendon & Dartmouth Born in County Cork, Collins was US Congressman and Mayor of Boston. His memorial, by Henry and Theo Kitson, was unveiled in 1908. 17) John Singleton Copley Statue Copley Square Park, Boylston St. @ Dartmouth St. A son of Irish emigrants from County Clare, Copley was America’s rst great portrait painter, with John Hancock, Sam Adams and Paul Revere his subjects. The statue, by Lewis Cohen, was unveiled in 2002. 18) Boston Public Library Boylston St. @ Dartmouth St. With over 13,000 Irish items in its collection, the BPL also features the Marble Lion statues by Louis Saint Gaudens, and a bust of Hugh O’Brien, Boston’s rst Irish mayor. 19) John Boyle O’Reilly Memorial Boylston St. @ The Fens Irish rebel, poet, journalist, sportsman and activist, O’Reilly is regarded as Boston’s greatest Irish citizen. He led the transition in Boston from Yankee plutocracy to Irish ascendancy in the 19th century. 20) Fenway Park Yawkey Way @ Brookline Ave. Charles E. Logue from County Derry was the contractor who built Fenway Park in 1912, the nation’s oldest and most revered stadium. Pitcher Bucky O’Brien won the rst Red Sox game at Fenway, beating the New York Highlanders, later called the Yankees. 14 Boston www.IrishHeritageTrail.com OSTON IRISH HERITAGE TRAIL MAP B B ITA t Created by Boston Irish Tourism Association.