The Water Protectors: Chas Jewett from the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Water Protector (left) speaks at a public meeting organised by Afri, Comhlamh, Feasta and Friends of the Earth Ireland. Photo by Derek Speirs
Short film made about the Food Sovereignty event in Maynooth in April
Reflections from the 2017 Famine Walk. Photo: Derek Speirs
On the 13th April NUI Maynooth, Afri and Food Sovereignty Ireland held a Food Sovereignty Event in Maynooth University
Some reflections from the 2017 Féile Bríde. Photo: Dave Donnellan
Give a gift of light to a Kenyan family
Damien Dempsey leads the walk on 27th August 2016 from the Garden of Remembrance to Glasnevin cemetery organised as part of the Afri-Choctaw Famine Landscape Project. Photo by Derek Speirs
Afri organised a picket on Bloomsday to highlight the links between Irish companies and the arms trade. Photo by Derek Speirs
Nóilín Ní Cholla sings sean nós song An Mhaighdean Mhara to walkers at Famine Graveyard in Dunfanaghy.
Palestinian Poet Rafeef Ziadah speaks during the Afri Famine Walk, part of the ‘trilogy’ of events in Mayo in May. Photo by Derek Speirs
Afri worked with schools in Dublin, Offaly, Galway and Donegal as part of our Just A Second! project. Here Galway students plant a strawberry tree at the Celia Griffin memorial in Salthill.
Afri took part in the Reclaim the Vision of 1916 event in Dublin on the 24th April. Photo: Derek Speirs
Some reflections from the 2016 Féile Bríde, including a short film about the day by RoJ
Afri supports the work of the Kenya Pastoralist Journalist Network (KPJN). Abjata Khalif (right), the chair of the KPJN presents a solar powered lamp to a midwife in Sankuri, Garissa, Kenya.
The time to act on climate change is now. Recent flooding in Roscommon. Photo: Dave Donnellan
Pupils from Scoil Eoghain in Moville, with their teacher Rose Kelly as she launches her book ‘Pathways of Peace’ and plants a tree, in St. Columb’s Park House, Derry on 4th December 2015. Photo: Nuala Crilly
The Food Sovereignty Proclamation was launched at the Climate March in Dublin. Photo: William Hederman
ITB students call for action on climate change during the Afri Hedge School 2015
Timor Leste Presidential Medals were presented to the East Timor Ireland Solidarity Campaign and Sean Steele. Pictured: Oran Doyle (left) and Joe Murray (right) accepting these medals on behalf of the campaign, with Tom Hyland (centre), the campaign’s founder
Development education resource ‘JUST A SECOND! Exploring Global Issues Through Drama and Theatre’, by Pete Mullineaux is now available from Afri. Photo: Derek Speirs
Resisting Injustice: Gerry Conlon Memorial in support of Chelsea Manning. Photo: Dave Donnellan
As part of Afri’s work in promoting sustainable development we have adopted a policy of planting a native tree at each of Afri’s signature events, as well as supporting the development of a small, native woodland forest, near Laragh, in County Wicklow

Welcome to Afri

Afri’s vision is of a more just, peaceful, equal and sustainable world.  Afri seeks to inform debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace, global justice, and sustainability issues.

Afri particularly responds to injustice caused by militarisation, and by environmental destruction and resource depletion.  We do this through analysis, education and action in solidarity with marginalised people in the ‘Global South’ and also in Ireland and elsewhere in the so-called ‘developed world’.

Afri Hedge School 2017

The 2017 Hedge School will take place in partnership with I.T. Blanchardstown on Tuesday 7th November[…]

CETA, Fancy Socks and Corporate Power

Short film about the proposed EU Canadian Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA)[…]

Ramblings and the 2017 Famine Walk

Some reflections from Afri board member John Maguire, who took part in the BBC Radio 4 documentary about the Famine Walk[…]

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Famine Walk CD ‘Music From A Dark Lake’

An 18 track CD by some of Ireland’s greatest artists – all of whom have performed at the Famine Walk – has been produced by Afri to mark the 30th Walk.

This is an extraordinary collection of songs, music and spoken word accompanied by a 32 page booklet brimming with interesting facts, quotes and information. Find out more here on how to get your copy.

Afri complies with The Governance Code for the Community, Voluntary and Charitable Sector in Ireland.

The Great Starvation

Over 30 years Afri has been joined by thousands of people to walk the famine road through the Doolough Valley in County Mayo. It is a walk like no other, abounding in memory, music, history, solidarity and spectacular beauty; retracing the steps of the dispossessed of the past and forging solidarity with the banished and oppressed of today.

This documentary, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

Afri is a signatory to the Dóchas Code of Conduct on Images and Messages


Annual Events

Famine Walk

Each year since 1988, Afri has hosted a Famine Walk, retracing ‘a journey of horror’ which local people made in 1849. Read More..

Féile Bríde

Feile Bride is an annual celebration and reflection in spirit of Brigid’s message of justice, peace and hope. Read More..

Hedge School

Afri’s annual Hedge School reflects on contemporary issues of injustice and oppression through conversation, debate and music. Read More..