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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Our Gardens are open Friday – Sunday 10.30 am – 4.00 pm with tea/coffee takeaway available. 

Strokestown Park House & The National Famine Museum & Café are currently closed for redevelopment. In summer 2022 the new, state-of-the-art National Famine Museum and Visitor Centre will be launched.