The Kerry Camino Festival 2017

The Kerry Camino is a walking trail hiking from the towns of Tralee to Dingle, in County Kerry, in the South of Ireland. The Kerry Camino follows a section of The Dingle Way, taking a route believed to have been followed by Saint Brendan, the Navigator, back in 512AD. The route has also been taken by monks and pilgrims on their way to Dingle where they would then board a boat taking them to Northern Spain kerry-camino-the-Dingle-Way-Irelandwayswhere they would continue their Camino de Santiago journey on foot.

The Kerry Camino is run by an group of enthusiastic locals, keen to recover the history of the trail. The team has created a log book where walkers can collect stamps along the way and record their progress.

This year, The Kerry Camino Festival takes place from Thursday 27th April to Sunday 30th April and everybody is welcome! If you haven’t visited this part of Ireland before, this is your chance!

kerry-camino-pilgrim-logbook-wild-atlantic-way-ireland-waysThe Kerry Camino Festival 2015 Schedule

Thursday 27th April: Registration followed by an Irish Music Session in Tralee

Friday 28th April: Walk from Tralee to Camp
9.30am starting at St. Johns Church (walking 5-6 hours)
*Today is the toughest section you will need walking shoes or boots with a good grip
*Option to stay overnight in Camp or return to Tralee

Saturday 29th April: Walk from Camp to Annascaul
9.30am Start at Brandon car park
10am starting at Mick Neill’s pub in Camp (walking 5-6 hours)
*Break available at Inch Beach (Sammy’s on the beach for lunch)
*Option to stay overnight in Annascaul or return to Tralee

Sunday 30th April:
10am at South Pole Inn (walking 5-6 hours)
Finishing at St James Church in Dingle to receive your Certificate of Completion.
The parish church of Saint James in Dingle is believed to have been built by the Spaniards and linked to the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Santiago.

REGISTER FOR THE FESTIVAL

minard-castle-kerry-camino-festival-wild-atlantic-way-ireland-waysPractical Information:
Fee: €75.00 per person for 3 days

Suggested gear list:

Good boots: water proof hiking boots or trail shoes are suggested as they give much more support and grip than running shoes; as well as being waterproof.

Rain gear: rain coat and waterproof trousers to enjoy the famous Irish rain (if it makes an appearance!).

Food and drink: packed lunch, water, tea or coffee in a flask

Other items: blister packs, petroleum jelly, small first aid kit, money, hat and sun cream.

If you would like to walk this fantastic trail, IrelandWays.com organises walking and cycling holidays on The Kerry Camino, as well as the whole Dingle Way.

For more information about cycling and walking holidays on The Kerry Camino, the Wild Atlantic Way and other fantastic trails in Ireland, contact the IrelandWays.com travel specialists

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