TOUR IRISH BUFFALO WITH FORGOTTEN BUFFALO Erie Canal, First Ward, The Valley & South Buffalo
Explore the unique urban neighborhood of the First Ward with Forgotten Buffalo
A group of "fine Irish boys" in the First Ward during the 20s.
As seen in the Buffalo News - Forgotten Buffalo Tours
Forgotten Buffalo celebrates the history of the Irish in Buffalo through the lives of two of Buffalo's most famous Irish native sons, NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert and former Mayor Jimmy Griffin.
Our unique tours of Irish Buffalo takes urban explorers on a journey that chronicles the lives of these two men and the history of the Irish in Buffalo by visiting historic landmark in the First Ward, the Valley and South Buffalo. Along the way we will toast our departed friends at some of the most colorful Irish pubs, partake in an Irish sing-a-long and learn why the Irish became one of the most powerful ethnic groups in Buffalo.
See schedule below for current "Jim & Tim's Irish Buffalo" tours. This tour is also available for private bookings for groups of 30 or more. E-mail us at ForgottenBuffalo@aol.com
E-mail ForgottenBuffalo@aol.com or call 716-833-5211 for details and availability. Current tours cost $45 per person. Price includes meal, bus transportation, docent led guided tour, prizes and giveaways. Must be 21 years of age to participate.
E-mail or phone reservations will be held for 48 hours only. Cancellations or changes less than 3 business days prior to tour will be subject to a non refundable deposit of $25. Payment in full must be received no later than 4 business days prior to the requested tour date and can be made with check or money order.
Please make all checks payable to Airborne Productions and send to:
Forgotten Buffalo PO Box 828 Buffalo, NY 14215-0828
Jim & Tim's Irish Buffalo Tour: Maureen Griffin Tomczak, daughter of Former Mayor Jimmy Griffin, addresses our Forgotten Buffalo Tour. Maureen shared stories about "Growing Up Griffin" before we set off on our adventure
To live above with the Saints we love, Ah, that is the purest glory. To live below with the Saints we know, Ah, that is another story!
-Traditional Irish Toast
Tim Russert (May 7, 1950 - June 13, 2008) Click image above to learn more.
James D. Griffin (June 29, 1929 - May 25, 2008) Click image to learn more.
Forgotten Buffalo stops at the childhood parish of the Russert family - Holy Family Church in South Buffalo
Made famous by Big Russ, South Buffalo American Legion Post 721
Celebrating Irish history in South Buffalo
Group shot from a past Jim & Tim's Irish Buffalo tour
Forgotten Buffalo in the First Ward
Forgotten Buffalo Extras
Take a tour of historic Irish pubs on your own. See our Forgotten Buffalo feature from 2008. Note, a few of these pubs have closed since this article was first published.
Wake up and smell the Cheerios... you're in the First Ward! Click link to visit www.BuffaloIrish.com
Click St. Patrick to visit the Buffalo Irish Center
Click image to learn about the famous Shamrock Run in the First Ward