The 2018 Afri Famine Walk will take place on Saturday 19th May in Doolough, Co. Mayo. Photo: Donnah Vuma, one of the walk leader on the 2017 Famine Walk. Photo by Derek Speirs
The Carlow Famine Walk took place on Tuesday 13th February 2018
Give the gift of light to a Kenyan family
Chas Jewett, from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Standing Rock Water protector, spoke in Dublin in June 2017. Photo: Derek Speirs
Short film made by RoJ about the Food Sovereignty event held in NUI Maynooth in April 2017.
Short film about the 2017 Famine Walk in Mayo. Photo: Derek Speirs
Reflections from Féile Bríde 2017. Photo: Dave Donnellan
Damien Dempsey leads the walk from the Garden of Remembrance to Glasnevin cemetery organised as part of the Afri-Choctaw Famine Landscape Project. Photo by Derek Speirs
Bloomsday Not Bombsday, June 2016. Photo: Derek Speirs
Nóilín Ní Cholla sings sean nós song An Mhaighdean Mhara to walkers at Famine Graveyard in Dunfanaghy in June 2016.
Afri’s banner visible during the ‘Reclaim the Vision of 1916’ march and rally. Photo by Derek Speirs
Pupils from Scoil Eoghain in Moville, with their teacher Rose Kelly as she launches her book ‘Pathways of Peace’ and plants a tree (donated by the Woodland Trust), in St. Columb’s Park House, Derry on 4th December 2015. Photo: Nuala Crilly
Food Sovereignty Proclamation launched in Dublin at Climate March, November 2015. Photo: William Hedermann
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 available from Afri. Photo: Derek Speirs
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’.

Recent posts

Date for the diary: Famine Walk 2018

The 2018 Famine Walk will take place on Saturday 19th May in Doolough, Co. Mayo.[…]

Festival of Food Sovereignty

In 2017 the Department of Geography in co-operation with Afri organised the first Food Sovereignty Assembly in Maynooth University. We are happy to wo[…]

Sunny and Peter: From Darkness Into Light

A short film about Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle, both death row survivors[…]

Carlow Famine Walk

Students and Lecturers from IT Carlow, páistí agus múinteoirí from Gaelscoil Eoghain as well as members of Carlow County Council and of the general pu[…]

Reflections from Féile Bríde 2018

Afri’s 2018 Féile Bríde took place on Saturday 3rd February in Solas Bhríde in Kildare town. […]


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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.


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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.


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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..