The Irish Heritage Walking Tour

A Walking Tour of Manhattan's Past and Present

This tour features mostly history and some architecture along with some interesting pictures and stories
that will help us understand the ordeal experienced by the 19th century Irish immigrants on the Lower East Side.

Meet At: Northeast corner Houston and Broadway
R Trains to Prince St. or #6 Train to Bleeker St. or F Train to Broadway and Lafayette St.

This walking tour of the past and present includes:

A walk through a neighborhood that was once Irish, changed into Little Italy and part of which is now called NOLITA (northern Little Italy) and part of the "old" Chinatown that was in fact part of the older Five Points neighborhood. One of the early stops on the tour is the old St. Patrick's Cathedral (1st cathedral in NY) and the last stop is St. Peter's Church (the earliest Catholic congregation in New York City) located near City Hall Park. Each participant is given an itinerary with 22 stops that include 16 New York City landmarks and 13 National Landmarks. All stops are fully discussed along with some history about the early Irish American community, the flood of Irish immigrants that followed after 1845, the Know Nothings and nativist mobs and signs saying "No Irish Need Apply."

Other Highlights on the Tour Are:

About 4 hours with the optional stop

Escorted by Alfred Pommer an informative native New Yorker, a college graduate and a Licensed New York City guide,
who has spent over 27 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods
and is the author of four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press.

Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details
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