Day 2 Clondra – Abbeyshrule, c. 32km. Mark McGowan on the harrowing conditions suffered by Strokestown’s Missing 1,490 Emigrants

Professor Mark McGowan (University of Toronto) reflects on the harrowing conditions Strokestown’s missing 1,490 emigrants would have suffered in Abbeyshrule, County Longford, and along the Royal Canal as they walked to Dublin in May 1847: