Day 3 Abbeyshrule – Mullingar c.27km. Irish Author and Ultra Runner Michael Collins on National Famine Walk (2017)

Day 3 Abbeyshrule – Mullingar c.27km. Irish Author and Ultra Runner Michael Collins on National Famine Walk (2017)

From Irish Times (March 31, 2017)

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/i-feel-an-obligation-to-re-engage-and-better-understand-what-it-is-to-be-irish-1.3032147

‘I feel an obligation to re-engage and better understand what it is to be Irish’

Author Michael Collins explains why as an emigrant, a father and a writer he feels drawn to explore Continue reading

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Day 2 on the Famine Way: Mosstown to Abbeyshrule

Day 2 on the Famine Way: Mosstown to Abbeyshrule

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The Famine Way walkers were relieved to wake up to a dry, sunny morning on Day 2 of the 2017 National Famine Walk. The Day 2 route Continue reading

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Day 2 Clondra-Abbeyshrule c.30km. The Story of 1,490 orphan James Flood

Day 2 Clondra-Abbeyshrule c.30km. The Story of 1,490 orphan James Flood

Enda Kenny Strokestown

On May 11, 2014, Taoiseach Enda Kenny unveiled a glass wall memorial to the 1490 emigrants during the National Famine Commemoration at Strokestown.

James Flood Irish Famine Memorial Wall Strokestown.png

https://www.rte.ie/news/player/2014/0511/20576539-national-famine-commemoration-held-at-strokestown/

Colin McMahon has traced the 1490 orphan James Flood’s movements between Strokestown, Liverpool, Grosse Île and Continue reading

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Day 2 on the Famine Way: Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km

Day 2 on the Famine Way: Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km

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The 2017 National Famine Walk got underway today as the international group of Famine scholars began walking in the footsteps of the 1,490 tenants from Denis Mahon’s estate who Continue reading

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