Dingle Way

This walk completes a circuit of the Dingle Peninsula, starting and finishing in Tralee, the capital of Kerry. The trail is 179 km long and takes an average of 8-9 days to walk. The first 3 days from Tralee to Dingle is The Kerry Camino. One of the top 8-10 walks in all of Ireland. Beautiful Coastal Scenery, gorgeous mountain scenery including an option to peak Mt. Brandon and wonderful Irish villages.

Which Camino Should I Walk After Frances?

If you have walked the Camino Frances and dream of a repeat, it is certainly a viable option to walk Frances again. Why it is the best of the Caminos is explained at Why Frances Is The Best Camino. That said, if you are feeling a desire for something different, there are 17 alternative Caminos …

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WHICH IS THE BEST LONG WALK IN IRELAND?

Which Is The Best 7-10 Day Walk In Ireland? A question that has been nagging me for years. On any list of the top ten you will almost always find the 3 walks of County Kerry. For me the best of the best are the 3 Peninsula walks; The Dingle Way, The Beara Way, and …

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Dingle Way; Side trip to The Great Blasket Island

If you have the time a wonderful side trip on The Dingle Way is to take a boat out to the Blasket Islands. Or specifically Great Blasket Island which is most accessible and actually has a hostel/cafe open during the summer season. The island has a most interesting history being inhabited by a hardy breed …

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Dingle Way; Day 7 Cloghane to Castlegregory-27K, Day 8; Castlegregory to Camp-10K

Leaving Cloghane the Way followed the road for 3.5K to Fermoyle Beach, the longest one in Kerry at 14K. Followed the Beach  along Brandon Bay reaching Fahamore so had a nice lunch of delicious mussels. Afterwards the trail followed through grasslands and beach to the point near Ballycurrane. —————— Then on to Castlegregory were I …

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Dingle Way; Day 5 Dunquin to Ballyganneen-26K

With the 3 Irish women, we checked out some of today’s incredible views last night as the sun was setting. The morning started out cloudy but a truly gorgeous day with magnificent views all along the walk. Rare for me but I will break down today into two posts as there were so many beautiful …

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Dingle Way; Day 4 Dingle to Dunquin-21K

First some pictures from east of Dublin Town. Saw Fungi, the local dolphin of the past 40 years or so, in the harbor hanging around a boat. Left Grapevine Hostel around 8:30 following the road and then up into the hills a bit before winding back to Ventry Beach.  There was a small shop and …

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Dingle Way; Day 3 Anascaul to Dingle-25K

Today is the last day of the Kerry Camino. Though I won’t be sailing to La Coruña. Of course, my path is to continue on The Dingle Way. Early on in Anascaul I chatted briefly with 5 Americans. Then 2 Germans just past Anascaul. Another bright blue sunny day raised my spirits and made for …

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Dingle Way; Day 2 Camp to Anascaul-18K

With the early sun and sunrise I woke at 6. Kathleen and a delicious Full Irish Breakfast prepared right at 8. ————— The walk from Camp crossing from Tralee Bay would take me to the southern side of the Dingle Peninsula. The walking was pleasant with a moderate uphill through farmlands. The view of Dingle …

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Which Is The Best Kerry Peninsula Walk; The Dingle Way, The Kerry Way, Or The Beara Way?

Today I start the walk which will answer a question that has been nagging me for years. Which is the best of the Peninsula walks in Kerry; The Dingle Way, The Beara Way, or The Kerry Way. One caveat is that The Beara Way is actually half in County Kerry and half in County Cork. …

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THE IRISH (English) WAY: La Coruña to Ferrol

Most people refer to The Camino from La Coruña or Ferrol as The English Way. Well if you have Irish blood you may prefer to call it The Irish Way. A month before starting this Camino, while walking the Dingle Way I found that the Tralee to Dingle Town section is The Kerry Way. Back …

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DINGLE WAY: Ballyferriter to Ballyganneen

The Dingle Way scenery here is spectacular even for Ireland. One of my favorite stretches of walking in Ireland; remote, beautiful, peaceful. A front pushing the clouds inland: Smerwick Harbor: One of the best parts of walking in Ireland is engaging with locals. Joe spent 15 minutes sharing local folklore and also provided a book …

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DINGLE WAY: Mt. Brandon

Walking the Dingle Way(Kerry Camino) and taking a rest day in Dingle Town. Why not hitchhike to Cloghane and walk up Mount Brandon. (Upper Ridge near Peak) (Several WWII plane crashes on Brandon and parts still there.) (Lakes view from upper ridge.) (Near peak) (Fellow Pilgrims)

An Irish Camino: The Kerry Camino

The Kerry Camino: Started my third Camino to Santiago in 4 years from Ireland. This one beginning on the Dingle Way from Tralee, surprised me with its connection to The Camino in Spain.   Long ago pilgrims from Ireland would walk to Dingle and set sail for Coruña and walk the English Way (Or why …

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AN IRISH CAMINO. CAMINO KERRY:

After inadvertently happening upon the Kerry Camino I finished it in Dingle where medieval Irish Pilgrims would walk to and catch a boat for La Coruña and walk the remaining 74K to Santiago. Today if someone plans to walk the Camino Ingles and want a certificate they need to start from Ferrol which is 118K. …

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