The Emigrants Walk
3 Hour Guided Hill Walking Tour
Walk in the footsteps of Irish migrants as they escape the horrors of the Great Hunger and make their way to the new world. Let local tour guide Cathy O’Neill tell you their story on this gentle hike up the Carntogher Mountain, just outside Maghera along the Old Coach Road from Belfast to Derry. This 6k walk will take you through countryside almost unchanged since famine times and you will be rewarded at the top with a stunning views of Lough Neagh, the Sperrins and the Mourne Mountains.
An Emigrant's Trail
Half Day Experience
Walk in the footsteps of an Emigrant leaving Famine stricken Ireland… local famine expert Cathy O'Neill will guide you up Carntogher Mountain, where the famine-struck emigrants once walked their final footsteps on Irish soil. You will place your own stone on the "Carn" and feel what the emigrants felt as they departed their beloved homeland.
At the site of an original soup kitchen, Friels Bar & Restaurant, you will see an authentic Famine Pot, taste the Nettle soup they would have been served and learn more about local emigrants.
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