The National Famine Way follows the story of 1490 poor people from the region that were forced to walk from Strokestown Park Estate, in County Roscommon to Custom House Quay in Dublin. They were destined to cross the Atlantic on "Coffin Ships" but, like many on such ships, not all survived the then perilous journey.
The trail follows much of what is the Royal Canal Way. For the most part, it is a very easy trail that follows canal towpaths. There are lot of towns and places to stay along the trail, with resupply never being an issue. This is an ideal trail for someone that is new to Long Distance hiking. There is a passport for the trail which you can get from the official website
(on the app please see the stats section "other link").
The trail finishes, as did the 1490 journey, at Custom House Quay on the docks of the River Liffey in Dublin.