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.

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Our Vision

Afri’s goal is the promotion of global justice and peace, and the reduction of poverty; this includes, but is not limited to, the progressive reduction of global militarisation, and responding to the threat of climate change, corporate control of resources and water, and interference with food sovereignty.

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’.

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An Gorta Mór

For 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 on YouTube, made by RoJ, reflects on the issues at the core of this event.

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. See our donation page for more details.

Support Afri’s Work

There are many different ways of supporting the work of Afri, including through a one-off or recurring donation. See our donation page for more details.

News and Events

Virtual Famine Walk 2021 – Talks, Music and Poetry May 7, 2021 - Afri presents the Annual Famine Walk 2021 in association with Trócaire. The Famine Walk normally takes place in the Doolough Valley in County Mayo and has been attended by hundreds of people every year since 1988.
Launch of Afri’s Global Citizenship Resources April 10, 2021 - On April 23rd, Afri will host the online launch of three excellent educational resources. Teachers and other interested parties are welcome to attend this free event, which is supported by WorldWise Global Schools. To register, please email admin@afri.ie
Féile Bríde Gathering 2021 January 20, 2021 - This year’s Féile Bríde notice comes to you with the unsurprising news that we will not be able to gather this February in the lovely surrounds of Solas Bhríde in Kildare. ...Continue reading Féile Bríde Gathering 2021
Afri Calendar 2021 December 14, 2020 - We have compiled a Calendar for 2021 with some suggestions as to how we can work towards a more sustainable world....Continue reading Afri Calendar 2021
The Celtic Alphabet Tree Planting Project December 8, 2020 - At many of our regular events, such as Féile Bríde, our Famine Walks and Hedge Schools, Afri has planted a tree to reflect our commitment to living in peace and justice with our species and our planet....Continue reading The Celtic Alphabet Tree Planting Project
Afri Hedge School 2020 November 10, 2020 - Organised in partnership with third-year students from the Community and Youth Development course in TU Dublin –  Blanchardstown, this year’s online conference will centre around such issues as racism, conflict and sustainability....Continue reading Afri Hedge School 2020

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

Watch the Film on YouTube