Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Christine Kinealy on the Royal Canal

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Christine Kinealy on the Royal Canal

Professor Christine Kinealy (Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University) in Clondra, on the Royal Canal, extends her greetings to walkers on the Farmington Canal in Hamden, Connecticut.

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Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Strokestown Church.

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. Strokestown Church.

Caroilin Callery reads from Marita Conlon-McKenna’s digital story about Daniel Tighe and Strokestown’s missing 1,490 emigrants at Strokestown Church along the National Famine Way:

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Professor LeAnne Howe on Singing, Still performance about Choctaw gift of Irish Famine relief in 1847

Professor LeAnne Howe on Singing, Still performance about Choctaw gift of Irish Famine relief in 1847

Professor LeAnne Howe (University of Georgia and member of the Choctaw nation) on Singing, Still performance at Strokestown Park House about Choctaw gift of Irish Famine relief in 1847:

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Professor LeAnne Howe on the Choctaw gift of Irish Famine Relief in 1847

Professor LeAnne Howe on the Choctaw gift of Irish Famine Relief in 1847

Professor LeAnne Howe (University of Georgia and member of the Choctaw nation) on the Choctaw gift of Irish Famine relief in 1847:

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Marita Conlon-McKenna discusses her new digital story about Daniel Tighe and Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 Emigrants

Marita Conlon-McKenna discusses her new digital story about Daniel Tighe and Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 Emigrants

Marita Conlon McKenna discusses her new digital story about Daniel Tighe’s journey from Strokestown to Dublin in 1847 with 1,490 emigrants from Major Denis Mahon’s estate.

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Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. The Assassination of Major Denis Mahon (November 2nd 1847)

Day 1 Strokestown – Clondra, c. 20km. The Assassination of Major Denis Mahon (November 2nd 1847)

Major Denis Mahon, the landlord of Strokestown Park House, was assassinated on November 2nd 1847. He was the first and most high profile Irish landlord to be murdered during the Great Famine.

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Day 5 Longwood-Maynooth c.27km. Cathal Póirtéir speaking in Gaelic on Irish Famine Pot in Enfield, County Meath

Day 5 Longwood-Maynooth c.27km. Cathal Póirtéir speaking in Gaelic on Irish Famine Pot in Enfield, County Meath

In the heart of Enfield, County Meath, can be found an Irish Famine Soup Pot that serves as a memorial to the Great Hunger and all who perished, suffered, and fled from the town in the 1840s.

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Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule 30km. Michael Collins Irish Times article about walking in the footsteps of James Flood (2017)

Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule 30km. Michael Collins Irish Times article about walking in the footsteps of James Flood (2017)

Walking in the footsteps of James Flood, Famine emigrant to Canada.

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Day 6 Maynooth – Dublin c. 27km. Marita Conlon-McKenna on the Famine Way Walkers- Remembering The Great Famine

Day 6 Maynooth – Dublin c. 27km. Marita Conlon-McKenna on the Famine Way Walkers- Remembering The Great Famine

At the end of the National Famine Walk in 2017, the renowned author of The Hawthorn Tree Marita Conlon-McKenna reflected on their journey.  In her own words:

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Day 6 Maynooth – Dublin c. 27km. Famine Way Walkers Re-enact the arrival of the 1,490 at Spencer Dock, Dublin (2017)

Day 6 Maynooth – Dublin c. 27km. Famine Way Walkers Re-enact the arrival of the 1,490 at Spencer Dock, Dublin (2017)

Famine Way Walkers Re-enact the arrival of the 1,490 at Spencer Dock, Dublin (2017)

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