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Lúnasa Festival 2019 – Famine Wall Hike

Lúnasa Festival 2019 – Famine Wall Hike

We invite you to join Seamus Murphy, a knowledgeable and experienced hill walker, for a guided hike on Slieve Gullion Mountain to visit and learn about the Famine Walls.

The Famine Walls were government relief works for the starving, built in Black 1847 at the rate of 10d (old pence) a day for men and 4d for the women, who carried stones to the men in canvas aprons. At the highest point of the wall, walkers will be asked to stop, find a fallen stone and replace it on the wall in memory of those who built it.

Most of this hike will take place on steep, rough open mountain ground; hiking boots are essential and a walking pole is recommended, as is a reasonable fitness level.

Cost: £5 – booking essential via Eventbrite.

Further information: Contact Seamus on +3538 7367 1861 / [email protected]

This event is part of the Mourne Gullion Strangford proposed UNESCO Global Geopark.

Please park in the overflow car park; the gravel car park on the left-hand-side as you approach the main forest park.

Event Details

Lúnasa Festival 2019 – Famine Wall Hike takes place on August 11, 2019.
It starts at 10.00 and ends at 13.30.

Event Location

Departs from:
Visitor Information Office
Slieve Gullion Forest Park
89 Drumintee Road
Annahaia
Meigh
BT35 8SW
Lottery Funded
NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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Ring of Gullion AONB
Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
Crossmaglen,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)28 3082 8592
Slieve Gullion Forest Park: +44 (0)28 3025 6670
Newry Visitor Information Centre: +44 (0)28 3031 3170
Email: info@ringofgullion.org

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