Climate Change was the theme of the 2020 Famine Walk which began in IT Carlow and concluded in the nearby Famine graveyard. Approximately 70 young people attended from schools including Gaelscoil Eoghain and Tyndale College. Each year an oak tree is planted as part of the ceremony of remembrance and solidarity and this year the tree was supplied by two Transition Year students – Eimear and Abbie – who had set up a company to grow and sell trees as part of their course. Thanks to Eimear and Abbie for this excellent initiative and generous gift.
Students and Lecturers from IT Carlow, páistí agus múinteoirí from Gaelscoil Eoghain as well as members of Carlow County Council and of the general public attended the 5th Carlow Famine Walk in February 2018. A moving ceremony, featuring music, reflections and a moment of silence took place in the Famine Graveyard where about 3000 people are buried .
Students from Beneavin De La Salle College, Finglas Dublin are given a tour of the Dunshaughlin Famine Graveyard and Workhouse and are told harrowing stories of the poorest people from days gone by. Afterwards they are honoured by Kathy Kelly who shares her amazing experiences fighting for justice and peace. Pete Mullineaux then holds a conscious workshop where the students are asked to demonstrate all the good things the world has to offer.
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