COOTEHILL MAN TO HOST AFRI’S ANNUAL FAMINE WALK EVENT

14 May 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The ongoing restrictions caused by Covid-19 mean the organisers of the annual Famine Walk in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo have been forced to postpone the iconic event. The walk, organised by peace and justice organisation Afri, has been a popular annual event attended by 100s each year since 1988. Despite the disappointment, organisers intend marking the spirit of the event through a free ‘Virtual Famine Walk’ event featuring conversation and music that will be livestreamed online on Saturday, May 16 at 7pm.

The host for the event is Cootehill author, campaigner and charity founder Ruairí McKiernan, who is a regular participant on the Famine Walk. “If we look to the suffering of our ancestors and the injustice they faced, it’s not that different from what is going on in many parts of the world today,” Mr McKiernan stated. “While we have our own challenges at home, I believe it’s vital that we offer…

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