NATIONAL FAMINE WAY SHOE STORIES FILM
Please join us for a live online event in conversation with award-winning author Marita Conlon-McKenna next Wednesday, December 2nd at 7pm Irish time, 2pm in North America. Details are here: www.strokestownpark.ie/famine/walk/
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.
This film and online event are hosted by the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and the Irish Heritage Trust with funding from Dublin City Council.
Mary our wonderful Volunteer was out enjoying the grounds yesterday and took this great photo of a lovely Autumn Rainbow thanks for sharing Mary. #irishheritagetrust #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands #greatoutdoors #loveroscommon #lovenature #staysafe #strokestown
Conservation work on our C19th century leases has been completed by The Ox Bindery in Sligo.
We've updated our blog showing all of the specialist conservations techniques from the beginning to end - we think you'll agree that the results speak for themselves.
The project has been made possible thanks to funding from The Heritage Council and Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage. #irishheritagetrust #conservationinaction
Please join us this week for our final "Famine Heroes" short film entitled Remembering James Hack Tuke: Emigrant Descendants.
Emigrant descendants of James Hack Tuke’s migration schemes from Counties Galway and Mayo during the “Forgotten Famine” of 1879-1882 pay tribute to the Quaker Philanthropist who rescued their ancestors from poverty to start news lives overseas.
Watch the story here: greatfaminevoices.ie/famine-heroes/
Please join us for a post-show discussion with the filmmakers on Zoom on Sunday, October 25th at 7pm Irish Time, 3pm Eastern Standard Time in North America (invitation in link above).
Streaming now as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival:
Witness Famine and migration accounts of Liverpool's Irish community, recorded for the Great Famine Voices archive as part of an ongoing partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust and the Strokestown Park National Famine Museum.
@IrHeritageTrust Strokestown Park / Irish Embassy London / Culture Liverpool / Institute of Irish Studies / Irish Community Care / COoL Collective / Baltic Creative CIC / Uncover Liverpool / Irish in Britain www.facebook.com/watch/?v=680757499522559
EVENT CANCELLED We are sorry due to the recent COVID-19 level 5 Restrictions this event is cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience and everyone who has booked will receive a refund. The safety of our visitors, staff and Volunteers is of the Utmost importance. #irisihheritagetrust #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands #loveroscommon #Strokestown #familyfun #lovenature #outdoorfun #staysafe #halloween2020eV
This Halloween we have a self-guided trail in the woodlands. A really nice outdoor family trail. Suitable for younger children. Find the Clues hidden in the woodlands following the Halloween Woodland Map. Available every Day from 26th to 31st Oct, 11.00am to 4.00pm. The Trail is all outdoors, please wear suitable clothing. Please follow all Government / HSE Covid-19 guidelines making sure everybody keeps a safe distance. There may be some delays as we will limit numbers in the woodlands each day, Please bear in mind all guidelines re travel and exercising within 5km of your home. Let's all stay safe and but have fun too. #irishheritagetrust #IrelandsHiddenHeartlands #loveroscommon #strokestown #staysafe #lovenature #familyfun #familytime
This week's Great Famine Voices "Famine Heroes" series documentary gives an overview of Frederick Douglass’s life-changing time spent in Ireland at the beginning of the Great Famine in 1845-1846. Irish actor Kwaku Fortune reflects on Douglass’s legacy for new communities in Ireland. youtube.com/watch?v=2HERzxrRtMw&t=1299s.
Please join us for a post-show discussion with Professor Christine Kinealy and the filmmakers on Zoom on Sunday, October 18th at 7pm Irish Time, 2pm Eastern Standard Time in North America. Zoom details available here: greatfaminevoices.ie/famine-heroes/
Global Irish Studies at Georgetown University
Consulate General of Ireland, New York
Today some students from St Nathy's College in Ballagharadeen stopped by to pick up their National Famine Way passports and get their first stamp. Due to the current restrictions they will only be walking the Roscommon section of the walk today, however hopefully they'll be able to continue their journey soon. Passports are available to order by post through the National Famine Way website, or in person at our shop here in Strokestown Park #nationalfamineway #irishheritagetrust #Roscommon #loveroscommon #hiddenheartlands #irelandshiddenheartlands #famineway #strokestown #ballaghaderreen #ireland
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