A 165km way marked walking/cycling trail commemorating a heartbreaking walk of forced emigration in 1847 at the height of the Great Irish Famine.
It begins at the memorial glass wall at National Famine Museum | Strokestown Park in Roscommon and continues through six counties including County Meath to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum in Dublin’s Docklands.
The route is marked by more than 30 pairs of bronze children’s shoes, including locations at the Hill of Down, Longwood and Enfield in Meath.
The comprehensive official pack includes a passport and a ship ticket for one of the original famine families. A free app follows the experience of 12-year-old Daniel Tighe, with relevant audio and video centred around the bronze shoes. On completion official walkers discover the fate of their famine family and receive a certificate of completion and a comprehensive end of trail booklet.
Mainly off road, following the Royal Canal Greenway.
Suits families, casual walkers and cyclists.
For more information contact: nationalfamineway.ie.
Along the Royal Canal Greenway.
County Meath access points at Enfield, Hill of Down and Longwood.