Massachusetts 5 “Most Irish” Towns

Massachusetts claims the highest percentage of Irish ancestry in the United States, coming in at right around 21.2%. Saint Patrick's Day is coming up - the day where everybody is a little Irish. That got us thinking: but who is actually the most Irish. In a state full of Irish Pride this is sure to ruffle some feathers. Quick side note - I actually thought I was heavily Polish in my genetic make-up. Enter 23 And Me to screw that all up! I took their test and as it turns out, despite what my family had believed and passed down for generations, we're actually mostly Irish. I guess Massachusetts finally rubbed off on me and changed my genes. I'm kidding. But I always loved St. Patrick's Day, listened to Black 47, enjoyed corned beef more than most year-round, and have an uncanny knack for step dancing after a couple cocktails... so it all makes sense. So here's how we're going to do this: I'll count down the 5 "most Irish" towns in Massachusetts. I keep putting quote marks on "most Irish" because I feel like it's a misleading term but it's all we got. We'll use the latest census data available (it's dated, from 2010) to find the towns with the highest percentage of Irish residents. This is the same way it's been determined that Massachusetts is the "most Irish" state so I guess we'll follow suit with that game plan. I'll include the town, the percentage of Irish residents who live in that town, and (if available) the best Irish Bar or Restaurant in that town. Sound good? ALSO: Massachusetts was just named as one of THE BEST places to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Check out how high we rank RIGHT HERE!! These are the 5 Most Irish towns in Massachusetts!

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