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Weymouth

Weymouth

About Weymouth

Weymouth lured Irish and Irish Americans because jobs were plentiful. Shoemaking was an important industry offering decent paying jobs and…

Aerial View of Weymouth, Massachusetts
Hingham

Hingham

About Hingham

Irish immigrants came to Hingham between the 1850s and 1870s. According to the history Not All Is Changed (L.L. and…

Water in Hingham, Massachusetts
Hull

Hull

About Hull

The scenic town of Hull sits on a peninsula on the southern entrance to Boston Harbor. It’s the smallest town…

Hull, Massachusetts
Cohasset

Cohasset

About Cohasset

In many ways, Cohasset is the typical New England town with white steepled church overlooking a lovely common and duck…

Cohasset, Massachusetts
Scituate

Scituate

About Scituate

Roughly halfway along the Trail is the town of Scituate, said to be the most Irish community in the entire…

Aerial View of Scituate Light in Scituate, Massachusetts
Marshfield

Marshfield

About Marshfield

Marshfield is located halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. Its ties to Ireland run deep dating back to the actions…

Marshfield, Massachusetts
Duxbury

Duxbury

About Duxbury

The beautiful town of Duxbury, located on Cape Cod Bay just north of Plymouth, was originally called Mattakeeesett (“place of…

A boardwalk to the beach in Duxbury, Massachusetts
Kingston

Kingston

About Kingston

In 1847, the Gustavus was loaded with 50 tons of Kingston corn which it transported to Ireland to aid victims…

Old ships
Plymouth

Plymouth

About Plymouth

The Town of Plymouth bears the distinction of being the only town on The Irish Heritage Trail, and in fact…

Plymouth Rock Memorial in Plymouth, Massachusetts

THE TRAIL’S ROUTE

The Trail will extend through nine towns: Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth. Possible future expansion may include other South Shore communities. Visitors can begin their visit at any point along the trail, follow it from its origin in Weymouth or even reverse the route and begin in Plymouth. Being located between Boston and Cape Cod makes the Trail an ideal beginning or ending to a Cape Cod vacation. Though family friendly and suitable for all ages, the trail can also be enjoyed by solo visitors or tour groups.

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THE TRAIL’S ROUTE

The Trail will extend through nine towns: Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth. Possible future expansion may include other South Shore communities. Visitors can begin their visit at any point along the trail, follow it from its origin in Weymouth or even reverse the route and begin in Plymouth. Being located between Boston and Cape Cod makes the Trail an ideal beginning or ending to a Cape Cod vacation. Though family friendly and suitable for all ages, the trail can also be enjoyed by solo visitors or tour groups.

Weymouth

Weymouth lured Irish and Irish Americans because jobs were plentiful. Shoemaking was an important industry offering decent paying jobs and…

Hingham

Irish immigrants came to Hingham between the 1850s and 1870s. According to the history Not All Is Changed (L.L. and…

Hull

The scenic town of Hull sits on a peninsula on the southern entrance to Boston Harbor. It’s the smallest town…

Cohasset

In many ways, Cohasset is the typical New England town with white steepled church overlooking a lovely common and duck…

Scituate

Roughly halfway along the Trail is the town of Scituate, said to be the most Irish community in the entire…

Marshfield

Marshfield is located halfway between Boston and Cape Cod. Its ties to Ireland run deep dating back to the actions…

Duxbury

The beautiful town of Duxbury, located on Cape Cod Bay just north of Plymouth, was originally called Mattakeeesett (“place of…

Kingston

In 1847, the Gustavus was loaded with 50 tons of Kingston corn which it transported to Ireland to aid victims…

Plymouth

The Town of Plymouth bears the distinction of being the only town on The Irish Heritage Trail, and in fact…

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