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16 Jun 2017
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The new heritage walking group for Irish speakers, learners and those interested in the language continues in Armagh next Thursday 22 June at 7pm. The aim of the walks is to increase awareness of the wealth of local history in Armagh and members of the group will be able to share information on different aspects of the Gaelic cultural heritage within the city and surrounding countryside. The first walk focused on the story of Séamus Mac Murchaidh, a famous raparee from south Armagh, and visited the old gaol (Hole in the Wall pub), the venue of his trial (Armagh library) and Gallow’s Hill, with Seán Ó Maoilsté and Réamonn Ó Ciaráin speaking at the various stops. The next walk takes place at 7pm on Thursday 22 June and will focus on the impact of The Great Hunger on Armagh and will include Armagh Workhouse. The walk will commence at the old Friary at the Palace Demesne and will follow Friary Road, Victoria Street, Tower Hill, College Hill and the Mall. Future walks will focus on Navan Fort, Benburb Castle and Priory, Yellow Ford, Carrickatuke and the River Callan.