Afri Walk

  • The man who penned 'The Fields of Athenry' will today walk in the footsteps of Nobel peace prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

    Singer songwriter Pete St. John will join the annual Afri famine walk in County Mayo - which was lead by Desmond Tutu during a visit to Ireland in 1991.

    The famine walk enters its fourth decade this afternoon and Pete St. John's climate change song 'Waltzing on Borrowed Time' will be performed as part of the opening celebrations.

    Walkers are asked to gather at Louisburgh at midday for registration before the walk begins.

  • The annual Afri famine walk takes place this Saturday - as the event enters its fourth decade.

    Composer of the world-famous song "The Fields of Athenry" Pete St John will take part in this year's walk, to highlight the issue of climate change.

    Oisín Coghlan, Director of Friends of the Earth and Hanny Van Geel are also leading this year's walk on the famine road in the Doolough Valley.

    Walkers are asked to gather in Louisburg at 12 noon on Saturday for registration before the walk begins.

    The Afri Walk is part of a Famine Walk weekend, which also includes a seminar entitled "Food for Thought", organised by Feasta and Afri, which takes place in GMIT Castlebar on Friday, starting at 11am.