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 their way.
Earlier this week, author Cathal Poirteir spoke with members of ADAPT Centre team Gary and Atul about the tragic story of John O’Connor who died during the famine, but not from hunger! This video is now available.
Having arrived in Maynooth at 5pm, the walkers visited Maynooth University where they enjoyed their final night of the National Famine Walk 2017 being treated to an evening of song and poetry.
Tomorrow, the walkers leave Maynooth at 9.00am on the final leg of the journey to Dublin. Their expected arrival in Dublin is at 4pm. They’ll be covering approximately 27km over the course the day.