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the Doo Lough Valley in County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

1849 Famine Walk

 
 
1849 Famine Walk Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
1. 1849 Famine Walk Memorial
Inscription.

To commemorate
the Hungry Poor
who walked here in 1849
and walk the Third World today

Freedom for South Africa 1994.

“How can men feel themselves
honoured by the humiliation
of their fellow beings.”
Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa

In 1991 we walked AFrI's
Great Famine Walk at Doolough
and soon afterwards we
walked the Road to Freedom
in South Africa
Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Unveiled by
Karen Gearon.
Dunnes Stores Strikers
7th May 1994.

 
Erected 1994 by Action from Ireland ( AFrI ).
 
Location. 53° 39.973′ N, 9° 46.89′ W. Marker is in the Doo Lough Valley, Connacht, in County Mayo. Marker is on Local Road 335, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is 500 meters north of the abandoned village of Glenkeen, now just a placename on maps.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Srahwee or Altóir Megalithic Wedge Tomb (approx. 5.3 kilometers away); Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab (approx. 8.5 kilometers away); Bunlahinch Clapperbridge (approx. 9.2
1849 Famine Walk Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
2. 1849 Famine Walk Memorial Dedication
kilometers away); Lime Kiln, Moneen, (approx. 11 kilometers away); Famine Museum and Granuaile Centre, Louisburgh (approx. 11 kilometers away); Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St Patrick (approx. 15.7 kilometers away); National Famine Memorial (approx. 15.8 kilometers away); Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce (approx. 15.9 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Action From Ireland. (Submitted on February 20, 2010.)
2. The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847. (Submitted on February 20, 2010.)
 
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1849 Famine Walk Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
3. 1849 Famine Walk Memorial
1849 Famine Walk Memorial Unveiling image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
4. 1849 Famine Walk Memorial Unveiling
1849 Famine Walk Memorial image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
5. 1849 Famine Walk Memorial
Looking south toward Doo Lough.
 
 
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