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Michael Collins: my marathon a day, for a month, to honour Irish emigrants

2024-07-07

Michael Collins: my marathon a day, for a month, to honour Irish emigrants
In 2016 Michael Collins retraced on foot the harrowing journey taken by Irish Immigrants in 1847, from Grosse Île quarantine station in Quebec to Ireland Park Famine Memorial in Toronto (about 600 miles), over the course of a month. He is the author of ten works of fiction which have been translated into twenty languages. He is the recipient of numerous New York Times Notable Book of the Year Awards. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. He won the Best English Novel in France and was shortlisted for the IMPAC Award. The Irish Diaspora 550 mile Run is dedicated not to advancing one agenda over another, but simply to highlighting these findings and the efforts of those custodians of Irish history who continue to uncover the voices of the past that encompass the totality of the Irish Diaspora.

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