The National Famine Way
The National Famine Way

The National Famine Way

Are you a lover of Irish history? Or do you want to experience a pilgrimage that many Irish people had to make? If so, make sure to visit the National Famine Way. This new walking and cycling route starts in Strokestown Co Roscommon and ends in Dublin city centre. This follows a 167km route, which many immigrants had to pass through in order to escape the horrific nature of the famine era in Ireland.

Where can I start The National Famine Way?

If starting in Dublin, the walkway can be reached via the Dublin Docklands, near the Jeanie Johnstone and The Emigration Museum.

This fantastic trail is perfect for cycling and walking lovers, as it takes you through the beautiful Irish countryside, all while merging in and out of greenways and canals. This trail starts at the famine museum in Strokestown, taking you along the roadside for the first 20km, before joining the royal canal, passing through towns like Mullingar, before ending at The Irish Emigration Museum and The Jeanie Johnstone in Dublin. So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to take in all of the history and beautiful scenery you can while taking walks along the National Famine Way.

  • Multiple activities along the way.
  • Cafes, bars and restaurants.
  • Brings you from the west to the east of the country.
  • Tarmacked paths.

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