Minister to launch Limerick famine walkway

first_imgTwitter TAGSfamineJImmy DeenihanknockfiernaMusic Limerick Advertisement Email Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Printcenter_img Previous articleCalling all Limerick Rugby Clubs #UBLNext articleMilford Care Centre to benefit from Limerick table quiz Editor Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan will visit the Knockfierna Heritage Park this Saturday, February 1 to launch a brochure guide and reopen the pre-famine walkways.The commonage landscape of over 150 acres remains intact since it was abandoned during the great famine of 1847, leaving only the ruins of cabins, the unfinished landscape and the pre-famine potatoe ridges.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The pre-famine roads through the hill have been made accessible once again; work over of the years has seen around three miles of pathways being restored. There are also picturesque views of the surrounding six counties to be enjoyed when visiting the area.The Knockfierna Heritage Society still celebrates the festival of Lughnasa at the hillside, which has been celebrated on the site since ancient times. The festival is held the last Sunday of July each year.Saturdays ceremonies will get under way at 2:30pm. NewsMinister to launch Limerick famine walkwayBy Editor – January 27, 2014 3269 Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday Linkedin Facebook WATCH: Knockfierna beat Gerald Griffins to Claim West Junior Titlelast_img