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.

Sunset from Dursey Island on The Beara Way

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.

I have been walking around Ireland for many years and have had the good fortune to walk several long distance trails. In 2016 I walked the European 8 Trail from Dublin to Dursey Island in Cork. 2018 found me walking from my ancestral home in Clare to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Smerwick Harbor on The Dingle Way

My walking experiences on the Emerald Isle include many day hikes including Croagh Patrick, The Two Lakes of Glendalough, Mount Brandon, The Cliffs of Moher and Kilkee and Loop Head Peninsula in Clare, Carrick-a-rede to The Devils Causeway as well as the following long walks:
The Wicklow Way, The Dingle Way, The Beara Way, South Leinster Way, East Munster Way, Blackwater Way, The Burren Way, East and Mid Clare Ways, and The Western Way

Killarney National Park on The Kerry Way

So on a cloudy, misty, warm morning we set out from Killarney. Over the next 10 days or so I will write a daily post on The Kerry Way and conclude with my findings.

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4 thoughts on “Which Is The Best Kerry Peninsula Walk; The Dingle Way, The Kerry Way, Or The Beara Way?”

  1. Your comparison of the Kerry Peninsula walks is insightful! Your detailed analysis helps readers choose the best fit for their preferences. Thanks for sharing!

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