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Martin McGuinness pictured in July, 2016. RollingNews.ie photo.

New York 'Chieftain's Walk' in Martin's Memory 

Martin McGuinness passed in March, 2017. His memory has lived on in multiple ways, not least by way of a walk designed to honor him while raising money for the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation.

The inaugural "Chieftain's Walk" in Ireland took place in 2018. It was put on hold last year due to Covid-19 but there was a 2021 walk in recent days on Inch Island in County Donegal.

Now New York City is planning its own walk.

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The New York Chieftain's Walk will take place in Manhattan on Sunday, September 19 and the organizers are offering "sponsorship opportunities" at Gold level, $1000, silver level, $500, or bronze level, $250.

Said a release: "Sponsorship opportunities available for the Chieftain’s Walk on September 19, 2021.  Whether you plan on attending and would like to be a sponsor as well or can’t attend and just want to sponsor the event there are opportunities available. All proceeds will go to the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation – NYC."

Checks can be made payable to the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation – NYC c/o Archer, Byington, Glennon & Levine, One Huntington Quadrangle, Suite 4C10, Melville NY 11747-9064.

Added the release: "Join with us as we remember Martin McGuinness on the Chieftain's Walk, originated in Ireland by Martin's family and supporters, in aid of the Martin McGuinness Peace Foundation."

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The walk will start at the Irish Hunger Memorial, North End Avenue and Vesey Street in Battery Park City, and proceed north to West 14th Street and back to the Hunger Memorial. Registration will be at 10 a.m. on the day with opening remarks to be delivered by Senator Charles Schumer.

The walk will set off at 11 a.m. There will be refreshments to follow and music from Cathy Maguire.