Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar. Mark McGowan at Mullingar Workhouse

Day 3 – Abbeyshrule to Mullingar. Mark McGowan at Mullingar Workhouse

Professor Mark McGowan (University of Toronto) on the Irish Poor Law at Mullingar Workhouse:

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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 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. 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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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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