The first pair of National Famine Way bronze shoes was installed outside Strokestown Park today - just in time for this years commemorative Famine Walk.
There are 30 more shoes installed on the route between Strokestown and Dublin.
This evening the commemoration events begin with a Canadian Wake event in the Percy French Hotel in Strokestown. 8pm and all are welcome to attend.
STROKESTOWN TOWN TEAM
Phone: +353 (0) 71 963 3759 (MON to FRI - 10am to 1pm)
Beautiful and historic Strokestown is perfectly situated half-way across Ireland, approximately 90 minutes from Dublin on the east coast and the same from the unique scenery of Galway on the west coast.
It's ideally placed just 40 minutes from the well-served Ireland West Airport in Knock.