Carlow IT students and staff take part in the Afri Carlow Famine WalkGive the gift of lightAfri Hedge SchoolSharon 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 .
Virtual Famine Walk – Forum, Conversation and Music
Saturday, May 16th 2020, at 7pm-8.30pm
Broadcast live to Afri’s Facebook page and Youtube channel
Mary Reynolds speaking at Féile Bríde 2020
Shivam O’Brien, Micheal Long, Mary Reynolds, Clare O’Grady Walshe, Nelly McLaughlin at Féile Bríde 2020
©Photo by Derek Speirs
Wednesday October 2nd 2019
Monday November 11th 2019
Joe Murray of Afri with Bruce Kent, President of the Movement for the Abolition of War
Famine Walk 2019
Michael McCaughan leads the afternoon session in GMIT
Saturday, May 18th 2019
Christina Sote with Joe Murray
Sharon Chepngetich receives an Afri solar lamp from Maasai Kipruto (Development Pamoja).
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
Absolute Freedom & Independence: A short film about Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s great unsung heroes
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
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


 

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

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT – SEEDS OF CHANGE
September 11th, 12 noon to 2pm
A lunchtime on-line gathering and discussion on topics such as food, seeds and los[…]

Reflections from Afri’s First-Ever “Virtual Famine Walk”

“Since we can’t do the Famine Walk this year…could we do a virtual famine walk, instead?”[…]

Virtual Famine Walk – Forum, Conversation and Music

On May 16th – the day on which the annual Doolough Famine Walk was due to take place, Afri will host a virtual Famine Walk Forum with distinguished gu[…]

Government Formation – The Peace Issues

Discussions on government formation are taking place in the wake of a demand by the electorate for a serious reshaping of priorities and policies.[…]

Guardians… Not Gardeners

At Afri’s 2020 Féile Bríde gathering, former Chelsea flower show winner, Mary Reynolds, issued an urgent call to all to become guardians of our planet[…]


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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.
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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.


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..