Camino Reunion on the Wicklow Way in Ireland

 

First Day of my Irish Camino. Look closely on my back.
First Day of my Irish Camino. Look closely on my back.

So its been just over 6 months since I finished my first Camino walking from France (St. Jean Pied-de-Port) to Santiago, Finnisterre, and then on to Portugal (Valenca). On the pilgrimage I was  surprised to find such a large number of Irish. While walking through Spain I gradually fell in love with the walk for many reasons. But most of all I found it to be a spiritual journey that enabled me to get to know myself better and become more sensitive to the beauty of the entire world; nature and people.

Anyway, I am currently walking my Irish Camino, 600 kilometers from Dublin to Dursey Island in West Cork. The first part of the walk was the Wicklow Way. At the end of the 135 kilometer walk, my Camino buddy, John Nolan, picked me up and took me into Wexford for the night. On the way we stopped in Enniscorthy and drove to the top of Vinegar Hill where there is a monument that was built in 1989 honoring the Wexford Rising of 1798. Notable for us as John built this monument. His company makes most of the tombs and monuments in Wexford County.

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John treated me to a nice lunch at his local pub, The Porterhouse in Castlebridge. The fish and chips was perhaps the best Ive had anywhere. We then had a few pints at Undertakers Pub in Wexford. In came Mick, who I last saw with John at dinner in Muxia, Spain near the end of our Camino’s. John then dropped me off at St. John’s B&B and insisted that it was all takencare of and if I tried to pay they would punch me out. He then picked me up the next morning and dropped me off at the start of the second leg of my Irish Camino, Kildavin at the beginning of the South Leinster Way.

IMG_3477What a great Camino reunion and such a good friend. Amazing the quality of people you meet on the Camino. In fact John and Mick were the 9th and 10th Camino buddies I’ve met with in Ireland since arriving here April 23. More to come…..

Buen Camino John.

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2 thoughts on “Camino Reunion on the Wicklow Way in Ireland”

  1. I found my way to your blog via APOC posting. I loved Ireland and the bit of the camino that I walked in Spain. I enjoy you blog and am working my way thru the posts about places you have photographed and walked.
    I have wanderlust, but am more of a casual stroller with no breath or strength of limbs for ascending the great heights. All my strength is used on the pleasure of walking downhill. I enjoy photography as a hobby and so enjoy the vicarious travels that your blog and photos afford me. Camio blessings for all of your adventures to come.

    1. Hi Karen: i have added a huge amount of content since this Comment. I have added quite a bit more on The Camino and other Global Pilgrimages. I hope you take another look and Subscribe to email updates. By the way, I am hoping to open Global Pilgrim House in Muxia on The Camino this year and all Subscribers are invited to stay a night or two at the end of their pilgrimages.

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