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, a focal point of Ireland's Hidden Heartlands, is perfectly situated halfway across Ireland, approximately 90 minutes from the hustle & bustle of Dublin (and Ireland's Ancient East) and Galway (on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way).
Strokestown is ideally placed just 40 minutes from Ireland West Airport in Knock.