Virtual Famine Walk – Forum, Conversation and Music

On May 16th at 7pm – the day on which the annual Doolough Famine Walk was due to take place, Afri will host a virtual Famine Walk Forum with distinguished guest speakers, great conversation and live music. Our host will be campaigner and author Ruairí McKiernan. He will be joined by renowned violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire, harpist Emer Lynam and singer-songwriters RoJ Whelan and Paul O’Toole, as well as guest speakers including Emeritus Professor John Maguire, author and Lecturer Dr Clare O’Grady Walshe,  MASI member Donnah Vuma and student climate activist Gráinne Malone.

The event promises insight, inspiration and extraordinary music as we gather together to mark the iconic annual Famine Walk, which is now in its 4th decade. The event is free to all and will be broadcast live to Afri’s Facebook page at and also to Afri’s YouTube channel at 

Afri appreciates participants and friends for your support for the Famine Walk, over many years.

If you would like to contribute you can donate online at Or you might consider doing a sponsored walk (even within 5km limit) or other fundraising activities. All other help appreciated including spreading the word. We hope to ensure the 2020 walk takes places at a later date this year and will keep people posted.

Afri gratefully acknowledges the support of Irish Aid, Trócaire and Concern

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