National Famine Museum
Strokestown House & Park
Co, Roscommon

Welcome To Famine Way Tours

Walk through history with us and experience one of Ireland’s most historical journeys

In 1847, at the height of the Great Irish Famine, 1,490 tenants were evicted from Denis Mahon’s Estate in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon. Bound for Canada, the tenants were forced to travel 165km through the country by foot – many perished! 

Today you can follow the footsteps of this historical trail and learn about some of the astonishing stories. From guided walking and cycling tours to accommodation and transportation, Famine Way Tours have got you covered every step of the way.

Self Guided Walking Tours

In remembrance of the lost 1,490 Strokestown Emigrants, over 30 pairs of bronze shoe sculptures line the Famine Way trail. Follow these and you follow a journey that was taken over 170 years ago! Self guided tours can be done at your own pace and leisure.

Self Guided Cycling Tours

Explore the National Famine Way on two wheels! Cycle through the serene Irish countryside and interact with the bronze shoe sculptures at your own leisure. Self-guided tours give you the freedom to plan a unique adventure tailored to your

Guided Walking Tours

Join us on a guided tour for a full and enriching experience. We look forward to walking you through all the museums and astonishing sites that the Famine Way trail has to offer. We welcome walking groups of all sizes and can provide a range of support so that you won’t miss a step!

Guided Cycling Tours

Our guided cycling tours are perfect for those who are seeking a little adventure! Cycle from the National Famine Museum in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon all the way to the Jeanie Johnston Tall Ship in Dublin and not miss a single site in between.

Flexible Booking Terms

We understand making travel arrangements is a challenge in these current times. We have introduced our Flexible Booking Terms to give you confidence when booking your trip with us. You can count on us for flexible terms and all the help you need to make an informed decision.

Our updated terms for 2021 are Fair and Flexible in light of the uncertainty around Covid-19, you can now book any tour for only €100 deposit per person.

After booking, we’ll be here for you. Feel free to make unlimited changes up to 30 days before departure. If your travel plans change, our dedicated team can advise you on alternative options.

Famine Way Tours - We've got you every step of the way


We can help arrange accommodation for you at various locations and have a great selection of charming guesthouses and family-run B&Bs to choose from. Experience true Irish hospitality with ease and comfort. To ensure availability we advise booking early.

Official Passport/Guide

We supply you with The Irish Heritage Trust’s official walkers pack - this includes your walkers passport as well as a 10% discount on selected museums and attractions.

Airport Shuttle

We can arrange transportation to and from the airport should you require it.

Detailed Itineraries

For those choosing the self-guided option we provide detailed itineraries and routes as well as our top recommendations for food and entertainment.

Luggage Transfers

We can provide daily luggage transfers to and from accommodation when needed so that you can enjoy the Famine Way journey baggage free.

Emergency Support

We are available at all hours of your tour should you need us for anything.

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