Shoe Stories

National Famine Way Shoe Stories Film

At the height of the Great Irish Famine in May of 1847, twelve year old Daniel Tighe was forced to walk 165km with 1,490 assisted emigrants from the Strokestown Park Estate in County Roscommon along the Royal Canal to Custom House Quay in Dublin. Their sorrowful journey is marked by over thirty pairs of bronze shoe sculptures on the National Famine Way walking trail.  Renowned author Marita Conlon-McKenna tells the story of his journey in the National Famine Way Shoe Stories film.

Please join us for a live online event in conversation with Marita Conlon-McKenna on Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm Irish time, 2pm Eastern Standard Time in North America:

Passcode: Callery

This film and online event are hosted by the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and Irish Heritage Trust with funding from Dublin City Council.

County Roscommon

County Longford

County Westmeath

County Meath

County Kildare

County Meath

County Kildare

County Dublin (Fingal)

County Dublin