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Why we love: the Kerry Camino

st-james-church-dingle-kerry-camino-irelandwaysWalkers on the Kerry Camino, a three day trail on the Dingle Peninsula, are rewarded with unforgettable scenery and a very special, Camino de Santiago connection.

These are some of the reasons why we love… the Kerry Camino.

AMAZING SCENERY

If we had to choose one single thing that makes the Kerry Camino a memorable trail it would have to be its amazing scenery. This is Ireland’s West displaying all its charms, particularly on a sunny day.

Two spots come to mind:

Inch Beach and Dingle Bay opening before you is one of the pictures that will stay with you for a long time.

Minard-Castle-Kerry-Camino-Dingle-hiking-Ireland-WaysThe second one is Minard Castle wrapped by the intense blue of the sea and clear skies. This is the perfect spot to open your packed lunch and enjoy the views and the fresh air… What else could you hope for?

THE HISTORY

According to legend, this was the land of Saint Brendan the Navigator so you will be following on his footsteps from Tralee to Dingle. Dingle was also one of the traditional departure ports for Irish pilgrims setting sail for North Western Spain on their Camino de Santiago journey back in the day.

PILGRIM PASSPORT

Just like on the Camino de Santiago, you can get a pilgrim passport for the Kerry Camino, so you can get your…

PILGRIM CERTIFICATE

with your name on it once you arrive in St James Church in Dingle. This is a lovely memento particularly if you are getting ready to go on the Camino or if you are among the pilgrims who have done it in recent years, since Dingle had been such an important departure point for pilgrims all those centuries ago.

STAMPING STATIONSkerry-camino-ireland-walking-stamps

In order to get your certificate, don’t forget to stamp your pilgrim passport along the way. You will need at least 8.Many hotels, B&Bs, pubs and shops will stamp your passport along the way. The Kerry Camino association also keeps stamping stations along the trail with a little stamp inside.

For more information about the Kerry Camino or to book your walking trip, contact the IrelandWays.com travel specialists

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