National Famine Way Walk 2019

National Famine Way Walk 2019

Descendants of the #Missing1490 are being traced

The National Famine Way is a digitally and physically waymarked 167km walking trail that connects the National Famine Museum in Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon, with Rowan Gillespie’s Famine memorial on Custom House Quay in Dublin along the banks of the Royal Canal. It allows walkers to follow in the footsteps of the 1,490 tenants who were forced to emigrate from Strokestown to Canada on some of the worst of the coffin ships during the summer of 1847. Their story and the route of the National Famine Way can be found at

The 2019 National Famine Way Walk will take place from May 25th to May 30th.  Please click here for the full programme and updated information.  If you would like to take part in the 2019 National Famine Way Walk, please register by clicking below. 

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The National Famine Way is being developed by Strokestown Park House, the National Famine Museum, and the Irish Heritage Trust in partnership with Waterways Ireland, the ADAPT Centre for Digital Content Technology, Roscommon and Longford County Councils and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.