The most Irish towns in Massachusetts
John Tlumacki/ Globe staff
HullIrish population: 45.8%
Hull's Irish population is as substantial as the crowd at the town's Nantasket Beach in the summer.
The town also was a summer home for one of Boston's famous Irishmen, John Boyle O'Reilly, who was a poet and editor of the Catholic newspaper The Pilot. Upon O'Reilly's passing in Hull in 1890, The New York Times eulogized, "In the death of Mr. O'Reilly the Irish race in America loses one of its brightest representatives."
Margin of error: +/-11.4%