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 ON THE FAMINE WAY: MAYNOOTH TO DUBLIN

DAY 6 ON THE FAMINE WAY: MAYNOOTH TO DUBLIN

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After an overnight stay in Maynooth University, walkers set off on their final day of the 2017 National Famine Way, travelling another 27km Continue reading

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DAY 5 ON THE FAMINE WAY: LONGWOOD TO MAYNOOTH

DAY 5 ON THE FAMINE WAY: LONGWOOD TO MAYNOOTH

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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 Continue reading

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Day 4 on the Famine Way: Mullingar to Longwood

Day 4 on the Famine Way: Mullingar to Longwood

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Day 4 of the Famine Way walk started out in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and followed the Royal Canal for 30km to Longwood in Co. Meath. The walkers saw all 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 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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