Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Boston: I is for the Irish Connection

Welcome to my third year participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. This year's theme is BOSTON.

Today's letter is I which will showcase the Irish Connection.

The Irish Famine Memorial is a lovely tribute to the brave families who left their native country for the hopes of a better life in America. Located in the middle of this bustling city, I stumbled upon this little park while walking to Quincy Market. I probably spent thirty minutes viewing the statues, reading the accompanying plaques, and counting my blessings.

This statue accurately depicts the dire
poverty of the Irish during the Great Famine.

A second statue depicts an Irish family
who are living the American dream...
plenty of food, adequate clothing, and aspirations
for an even brighter future for the next generation.


  1. As an Irish-American, with an Irish name, I've always joked that moving to Boston 20 years ago was like sending coals to Newcastle.

    1. I didn't know you were Irish! I am a mutt but... I did marry an Italian (which I plan to showcase with the letter N) :)

  2. Yes!! (From my perspective) Boston and Chicago are the most Irish U.S. cities. How can I say this? St. Patrick's Day is big there ;-) Which is my favorite holiday.


    1. Oh.... maybe I should do a Chicago A-Z some year?! :)

  3. My family arrived in Boston from Cork in the 1880s. You are opening my eyes to so many things and places I need to visit in Boston on our next visit!!

    1. I wish I could trace my family back to the original home country - but so far no luck.
      I don't think I could ever tire of walking around this city - so much to see and all within close proximity.


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