Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar c. 27km. Cathal Póirtéir on Hungry Grass in Irish Famine Folklore

Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar c. 27km. Cathal Póirtéir on Hungry Grass in Irish Famine Folklore

Cathal Póirtéir on Hungry Spots or Hungry Grass Irish Famine folklore recounted to Famine walkers in Ballynacargy area of Westmeath

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Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar. Anthony Russell on Ireland’s National Famine Commemoration Day

Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar. Anthony Russell on Ireland’s National Famine Commemoration Day

Anthony Russell (National Famine Commemoration Committee) on Ireland’s National Famine Commemoration Day at Innes River Viaduct near Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford:

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Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar c.27km. Famine walkers with students from Colehill Mixed national school in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford

Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar c.27km. Famine walkers with students from Colehill Mixed national school in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford

Famine Walkers with students from Colehill Mixed national school in Abbeyshrule, County Longford (with music by Declan O’Rourke: Go Domhain i do Chuimhne):

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Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Christine Kinealy on food exports from Famine Ireland

Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Christine Kinealy on food exports from Famine Ireland

Professor Christine Kinealy (Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University) on food exports along the Royal Canal in Famine Ireland:

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Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Mark McGowan on the harrowing conditions suffered by Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 Emigrants

Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Mark McGowan on the harrowing conditions suffered by Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 Emigrants

Professor Mark McGowan (University of Toronto) reflects on the harrowing conditions Strokestown’s missing 1,490 emigrants would have suffered in Abbeyshrule, County Longford, and along the Royal Canal as they walked to Dublin in May 1847:

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Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Brian Hand on Famine Art at Last View of Sliabh Bawn

Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Brian Hand on Famine Art at Last View of Sliabh Bawn

Brian Hand (Head of Sculpture and Expanded Practice, National College of Art and Design) on Famine art and sculpture at vantage point of last view of Sliabh Bawn in County Longford along the National Famine Way:

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Declan O’Rourke Famine walkers Clondra

Declan O’Rourke Famine walkers Clondra

Declan O’Rourke’s Go Domhain i do Chuimhne accompanies arrival of Famine walkers in Clondra, Co. Longford, along the National Famine Way:

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Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Eviction of the 1,490 from Denis Mahon’s estate at Strokestown Park

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Eviction of the 1,490 from Denis Mahon’s estate at Strokestown Park

Eviction of the 1,490 from Denis Mahon’s estate at Strokestown Park in May 1847:

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Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. The Famine in Tarmonbarry

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. The Famine in Tarmonbarry

Caroilin Callery on the Famine in Tarmonbarry:

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Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Cathal Póirtéir in Cloonshanagh Bog

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Cathal Póirtéir in Cloonshanagh Bog

Cathal Póirtéir in Cloonshanagh Bog on the landscapes of Famine Ireland and potato blight. He recites three verses in Gaelic from Na Fataí Bána (The White Potatoes) by Peatsaí Ó Callanáin:

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