Caoimhe de Barra at Feile Bride 2019Sharon is a 23-years-old mother of  4 children who lives in Lomolo and walks many miles to her work in the Maize fields. The gift of the solar light helps by enabling  her children to  study after dark .
Saturday, May 18th 2019
Caoimhe de Barra at Feile Bride
Carlow Famine Walk
Féile Bríde
Christina Sote with Joe Murray
Sharon Chepngetich receives an Afri solar lamp from Maasai Kipruto (Development Pamoja).
Hedge School 2018
Afri is holding a training for secondary school teachers on Monday 12th November
Public meeting with Nicola Peel, Amazon Activist and Solutionologist, on Monday 13th August 2018.
Famine Walk 2018: Remembering and Solidarity – here is a short film capturing moments and music from the walk. Photo: Derek Speirs
From Darkness to Light: Short Film about death row survivors Sunny Jacobs (right) and Peter Pringle who spoke at Afri’s Féile Bríde 2018. Photo: Derek Speirs
Pupils from Gael Scoil Ceatharlach walk to the Famine Graveyard from IT Carlow during 2018 Carlow Famine Walk in February. Photo: Karl McDonough
Reflections from Féile Bríde 2018: (From Left to Right): Peadar Kirby, Hanny Van Geel, Sunny Jacobs, John Maguire and Joe Murray. Photo: Dave Donnellan
Short film made by RoJ about the Food Sovereignty event held in NUI Maynooth in April 2017.
Absolute Freedom & Independence: A short film about Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s great unsung heroes
Chas Jewett, from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Standing Rock Water protector, spoke in Dublin in June 2017. Photo: Derek Speirs
Bloomsday Not Bombsday, June 2016. Photo: Derek Speirs
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 in May 2015. 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

Afri Famine Walk 2019

The 2019 Walk will take place on Saturday,  May 18th.[…]

A Human Perspective on Direct Provision

With the announcement in the closing months of 2018 that a local hotel had been ear-marked as a Direct Provision centre, Direct Provision became a ‘li[…]

Reflections from Féile Bríde 2019

‘We’ve won campaigns and had successes and we must celebrate and remember these as we take on the challenges that lie ahead’, so said Trócaire Directo[…]

Carlow Famine Walk 2019

Nearly a hundred people attended the 6th annual Carlow famine walk on February 6th, organised by Afri in partnership with IT Carlow and Carlow County […]

Féile Bríde 2019

Féile Bríde 2019 will take place in Solas Bhríde on Saturday, February 9th with Registration at 9.50. The theme of this year’s Féile is Education, Act[…]


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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..