Maine Irish Heritage Trail

The  Maine Irish Heritage Trail is a self-guided historical tour of Maine Irish Heritage sites that tells the story of the contributions of the Irish to the State of Maine, particularly the city of Portland. Painstakingly researched by Maine Historian and Maine Irish Heritage Center genealogist Matthew Jude Barker, each site details the history of the people who lived, worked and played at the location, providing insight into the lives of Maine’s Irish residents during the 1800s and 1900s.  The website provides links to maps and directions as well as historic photographs of each site.

To date the site describes almost 60 locations in Portland and 15 locations in South Portland, with more sites, including several in Westbrook, to be added soon.

ACRO Global Founder and tourism pundit, David Boggs, hosts the site. To access this online guide, please click here.


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Maine Irish Heritage Center
Corner of Gray and State Street
PO Box 7588
Portland, ME 04112-7588
(207) 780-0118
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