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. Now I have proof of walking the Kerry Camino 57K from Tralee to Dingle enabling me to start from La Coruña in the Fall and get a Certificate by showing a 131K total walk. The 3 day walk which is also the first 3 days of The Dingle Way is a beautiful walk taking in the Kerry coast and Dingle fields and hills.
The end was a bit anticlimatic when arriving at St. James Church found it empty and set up more as a music venue. No final stamp available here. But they did have a Camino Shell on the front gate.
And later I found out there were 3 places to get your final stamp; Benner’s Hotel across from the small church, The Dingle Tourist Office, and Kool Scoops Ice Cream Shop. I chose to get my final stamp at Kool’s along with a well deserved soft ice cream.
There is no boat anymore from Dingle to La Coruña so I guess I’ll just keep walking The Dingle Way before flying to Lourdes and starting a Camino de Santiago from there.