Stops in Hull

Wealthy and famous Irish and Irish Americans summered in Hull, a peninsula at the entrance to Boston Harbor. Among the prominent Irish were famous poet John Boyle O’Reilly and Boston Mayor John (Honey Fitz) Fitzgerald grandfather of the first Irish Catholic President, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Known for fabulous stretches of sandy beaches, and cooling ocean breezes, it was not only the rich and famous who found this an ideal vacation spot. Many ordinary Irish families rented cottages for a week or two every summer. The Humphreys family are but one example of a multigenerational Irish clan who enjoyed vacations there.

Hull Lifesaving Museum

1117 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA 02045

Hull Public Library

Hull Public Library, 9 Main Street, Hull, MA 02045

Pemberton Neighborhood

Pemberton Neighborhood, Hull, MA

The Town’s Magnificent Beaches

Paragon Park, Hull, MA

About Hull

The scenic town of Hull sits on a peninsula on the southern entrance to Boston Harbor. It’s the smallest town by land area in Plymouth County but played an important role in the history of Irish America.

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