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 this fascinating National Famine Way Shoe Stories film.



This film and online event in 2020 were hosted by the National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park and Irish Heritage Trust with funding from Dublin City Council.

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Due to Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, Strokestown Park House, Gardens and the National Famine Museum remain closed until further notice.
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