National Famine Way Cycle Tour

Cycle Tours Ireland have just launched their new Famine Way Cycle Tour. Book now for 2021 tours.

The National Famine Way Passport/Guide highlights local historical landmarks and allows cyclists to record their progress with stage stamps along the specially developed route. The Trail details the ill-fated journey of 1,490 famine emigrants who walked from Strokestown Park to ships in Dublin in 1847, at the height of the Irish Famine. Follow their journey with specially marked  bronze shoe sculptures along the route. A completion certificate is awarded at the end of the Trail at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum.

The National Famine Way is an accredited 165km Heritage and Arts Trail from Strokestown Park, Co. Roscommon through six counties to Dublin, mostly along the Royal Canal. Cycle Tours Ireland have hand picked beautiful accommodations for your stop offs along this  iconic route. Please Click here for all information regarding the tour. 

NATIONAL FAMINE WAY MEDIA QUOTES

RYAN TUBRIDY - RTE RADIO 1                                                     

Friday 11 th September ‘20

“best initiative for tourism since the Wild Atlantic Way. A beautiful, smart way of embracing history, embracing the country, embracing tourism, keeping the economy afloat”….


LONELY PLANET  - Sasha Brady                                                 

24 th September ‘20

‘Visitors can now leave their Stamp on the National Famine Way, a new 165 km trail in Ireland that doubles as a history lesson....  that connects cyclists and walkers with Ireland’s emigrant past.’


IRISH INDEPENDENT - Pol O Conghaile                 

Friday 11 th September ‘20

‘As well as linking Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East, the trail is topped and tailed by museums - the National Famine Museum in Strokestown and Epic and the Jeanie Johnston replica famine ship in Dublin........ with a camino style “completion certificate”......”The trail has the potential to open up rural Ireland”’

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