Is there a more Irish city in the United States than Boston? Call it the luck of the Irish but every St. Paddy's Day in Southie thousands of people line the streets for the annual parade! There is no doubt about it, South Boston is full of Irish heritage and is still one of the most Irish neighborhoods in the city.
Since 1901 this parade has become a prominent part of South Boston's history. Southie's annual wearin' of the green steps off from the Broadway T Stop proceeding down West Broadway to East Broadway to East 4th, to 5th Street, and around Thomas Park. Marchers continue to Telegraph Street to Dorchester Street and end at Andrew Square.
Below are some of the festivities that took place earlier today.
It was an honor to co-host the annual South Boston St. Patrick's Breakfast with City Councilor Flaherty. This event started over a century ago & I'm grateful to be a part of the tradition. Thank you to everyone for the help, hard work & as always, the laughs. Happy #StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/jm4vWoRen1— Rep. Stephen Lynch (@RepStephenLynch) March 18, 2018
Happy Parade Day, South Boston! pic.twitter.com/IKS4566GzW— welcome to dot 💬 (@WelcomeToDot) March 18, 2018