Easter Rising Monument
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The Maritime & Irish Mossing Museum
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Easter Rising Monument, 1 Cole Parkway, Scituate, MA
330 First Parish Road, Scituate, MA
301 Driftway, Scituate, MA 02066
Roughly halfway along the Trail is the town of Scituate, said to be the most Irish community in the entire United States. When the first immigrants arrived here in the mid 1800s, they noticed a familiar seaweed growing on the rocks along the coast. In Ireland they called it carrageen; we call it Irish moss. Generations of Scituate men (and a few women) helped feed their families with income from the sale of Irish moss, long a staple in foodstuffs, medicine and cosmetics.