National Famine Way

County Dublin
Grade Easy
Length 168.6 km
Time 6 days
Format Linear
Waymarking Yellow arrow on black background
Start Point
Strokestown House
Finish Point
Dublin Docklands
Nearest Town to Start Strokestown
Grid Ref. M 935 807 / O 176 534
Lat. and Long. 53.776114, -8.098371 / 53.34827, -6.250464

An adventurous 165 km cross country trail that mostly follows the Royal Canal as it weaves through country lanes, villages, towns and city - can be done in sections over time or all at once - as you choose. Follow the story of Strokestown's Famine Emigrants as our interactive bronze shoe sculptures creates a thought provoking experience, on this commemorative cross country walk. The trail is topped and tailed by two iconic museums - €œThe National Famine Museum€ at Strokestown Park and €œThe Jeanie Johnston Famine Ship€ / €œ EPIC - Irish Emigration Museum€ at the Dublin end.                            

Trail Management


Car parking, shops, restaurants/cafés, accommodation, etc. in Strokestown
Car parking, toilets, café at trailhead

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 33, 40, 41, 48* (*ca 1.3km on canal bank), 49 and 50

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