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Delphi Lodge in Connemara. “By opening our gates to the Afri Famine Walk, Delphi Lodge is acknowledging our part in what happened in 1849, instead of ignoring it, while showing to the world what we are today: an Irish country house which offers a welcome to all,” said lodge manager Michael Wade. Photograph: Elizabeth Birdthistle

In the Great Famine year of 1849, many hundreds of people died of cold, hunger and exhaustion in Mayo’s Doolough Valley after being turned away fro(...)

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