DAY 6 ON THE FAMINE WAY: MAYNOOTH TO DUBLIN

After an overnight stay in Maynooth University, walkers set off on their final day of the 2017 National Famine Way, travelling another 27km from Maynooth to their final stop at the Famine Sculpture in Dublin City Centre. The group was joined along the way by some friendly walker/waders (see below left), as well as by another group of dedicated Famine Way journeyers at Louisa Bridge in Leixlip (see below right). The Famine Way walkers took a well-deserved break (and another 360-degree photo) at the Twelfth Lock pub in Castleknock. The walkers stopped at Broombridge Railway Station in Cabra where they took another opportunity...

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DAY 5 ON THE FAMINE WAY: LONGWOOD TO MAYNOOTH

The penultimate day of the 2017 National Famine Walk saw the international group continue on the next 27km of their journey from Longwood to Maynooth. With a grey sky in the background, the rain held off as walkers stopped along the way at Enfield and Kilcock Harbour . The walkers were joined along the way by students from St Mary’s N.S in Enfield and Newtown National School, Cloncurry, as well as locals who listened to tales of the Missing 1490 and learnt how to make famine soup. They were accompanied to the canal and watched as they continued on...

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