Day 5 – Longwood to Maynooth. Cathal Póirtéir on the impact of the Famine on the Irish Language

Day 5 – Longwood to Maynooth. Cathal Póirtéir on the impact of the Famine on the Irish Language

Cathal Póirtéir  on the impact of the Famine on the Irish language (in Gaelic and English):

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c.30km. Caroilin Callery meets students from The Downs National School, Co. Westmeath

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c.30km. Caroilin Callery meets students from The Downs National School, Co. Westmeath

Caroilin Callery walking in the footsteps of Mary Tighe from Strokestown’s missing 1,490 emigrants meets students from The Downs National School in County Westmeath:

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. John McKeown (Waterways Ireland) on the National Famine Way

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. John McKeown (Waterways Ireland) on the National Famine Way

John McKeown (Eastern Regional Manager, Waterways Ireland) on the National Famine Way along the Royal Canal:

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Christine Kinealy on Secret Societies and Irish Protestants during the Famine

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Christine Kinealy on Secret Societies and Irish Protestants during the Famine

Professor Christine Kinealy (Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University) on Ribbonmen, secret societies and the impact of the Famine on Irish Protestants at Boyne Aquaduct, Longwood, County Westmeath:

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Famine Walkers meet students from The Downs National School, Co. Westmeath

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Famine Walkers meet students from The Downs National School, Co. Westmeath

Famine walkers meet students from The Downs National School in County Westmeath

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Ruth Illingwood on emigration from midlands and Mullingar Workhouse

Day 4 – Mullingar  to Longwood c. 30km. Ruth Illingwood on emigration from midlands and Mullingar Workhouse

Local historian Ruth Illingworth on emigration from the midlands and the Mullingar Workhouse during the Famine:

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Ruth Illingwood on the Sacrifice of the Reverend Henry Ferris

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood c. 30km. Ruth Illingwood on the Sacrifice of the Reverend Henry Ferris

Local historian Ruth Illingworth on the Church of Ireland Reverend Henry Ferris who gave his life caring for Famine victims in Killucan, County Westmeath:

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Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood. Piper Colgan sends out Famine Walkers at Piper’s Boreen, Mullingar

Day 4 – Mullingar to Longwood. Piper Colgan sends out Famine Walkers at Piper’s Boreen, Mullingar

Piper Colgan sends out Famine walkers followed by Athlone New Horizon Asylum and Refugee support group in Piper’s Boreen Mullingar

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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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