42º 13’06”N 70º 47’16”W

Scituate through Irish Eyes

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If you’re Irish, you will love Scituate.

Céad Miíe Fáilte – A hundred Thousand Welcomes await you in The Most Irish Town in America! There is so much to see and absorb here in this charming coastal paradise. You’ll want to start your visit at the beautiful Easter Rising Monument in Scituate Harbor. This impressive granite memorial commemorates the sacrifices made to secure self determination and the connection of those actions to the Scituate community. The monument is located along beautiful Scituate Harbor.

Your Irish experience can continue with culinary treats at a number of local establishments!  Enjoy a hearty Irish breakfast at Voyage in Humarock. The Irish born owner knows just what should be included; Irish bacon, Irish sausage, black and white puddings, eggs, tomatoes and potatoes accompanied by your choice of toast. In keeping with the theme that choice must be a slice or two of Irish brown bread. Or head over to the Hibernian Tavern any time of the day and be welcome by another native Irish couple serving up authentic meals and a little craic. Or you may wish to grab a pint at  Galley where Irish born owner Brian Houlihan makes sure his servers know their way around a pint.

On Sundays (and random other days) head over to the Irish Mossing and Maritime Museum on the Driftway and learn about the mossing industry in Scituate. Begun by Irish immigrants, the Mossing industry was active in Scituate until the mid 1990’s. Why not have a retired Irish mosser take you on a  boat ride in the harbor as Hawk Hickman regales you with tales of mossing days as he rows his boat (ride limited to two passengers). Details are available from Hawk; harleyhawk43@gmail.com.

A stroll along Front Street is a must! Here the Irish Flag often flies in honor of Scituate’s Sister City West Cork  and the deep connection between Scituate and Ireland.  One of our favorite souvenirs can be found at Hennessy News or The Village Market: a tee shirt proclaiming (in Gaelic!) Scituate as the “Irish Riveria.” These shirts have been presented to two former Irish Taoiseachs (Prime Ministers) during visits to our shores.

If you need a coffee break, Dunkins is the New England favorite but Lucky Finn offers views of the harbor to enjoy as you sip and Coffee Corner is the spot if you want to eavesdrop on locals! Or grab a gorgeous baked treat at Knead Bakery.

A nice stroll around the lighthouse and a walk along one of our beaches is a must. If you find some sea glass, take it to Silver Storm to have the perfect handcrafted  jewelry created especially for you. We won’t be surprised if you want to linger in Scituate. Check into the Inn at Scituate Harbor and make a stay of it!   Slan abhaile.