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Recent content by Maureen O'Donoghue

  1. Maureen O'Donoghue

    BBC Program "Celebs" on the Camino

    Update: I completed St Jean to Burgos in the summer of 2018. The heat was pretty fierce but I survived.
  2. Maureen O'Donoghue

    In 2015 I walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago and in 2018 I walked from St Jean...

    In 2015 I walked the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago and in 2018 I walked from St Jean Pied de Port to Burgos.
  3. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Free Concert in Guimaeres this evening

    Hello there will be a free concert in the Igreja de Sao Francisco at 7.30pm of choral music for Kings and Queens including works by Handel, Victoria and others. All welcome.
  4. Maureen O'Donoghue

    BBC Program "Celebs" on the Camino

    Watching episode 1 has me wondering if I could cope with the summer heat. The mountains looked magnificent. I've done Burgos to Santiago and the Camino Primativo but not the earlier part of the Camino Frances. Being a teacher it would be easiest to do it midsummer, a time I've avoided previously.
  5. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Walking the Camino Primitivo as a 17 year old male

    There is an app for the Camino Primitivo which I have found useful when walking alone where the route seemed unclear. It is by Wise Pilgrim. I met one 17-year-old travelling solo who seems to be enjoying himself. Spaniards seem keen to feed him up. One elderly lady fed him tea and plums from her...
  6. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Whaaaat?? Pilgrim's Office count 3013 today.

    I received my Compostela late afternoon yesterday. The line extended out into the street but the time passed pleasantly enough, chatting to other pilgrims and the volunteers. The office was coping fine. They may have been busier earlier in the day. The really epic lines are for masses in the...
  7. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Feast of St James

    I started out from Oviedo on 9 July and sometime on Friday I should reach Santiago. Any advice on events planned for the feast day would be much appreciated. Are any special arrangements made to cope with the high number of pilgrims due to arrive on Friday and Saturday? There must be more than...
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    Pilgrims friends who don't finish

    I saw someone yesterday struggling along the lovely path between As Seixas and Hospital das Seixas who clearly needed a pair of crutches at the least or better still to stop walking and allow an injury to recover. Congratulations to all those posters above who didn't push on regardless. I think...
  9. Maureen O'Donoghue

    I have reached Ferreira and I am on course to reach Santiago on 24 July.

    I have reached Ferreira and I am on course to reach Santiago on 24 July.
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    Where I found WIFI on the Primitivo

    I have found somewhere everyday so far (Oviedo to Ferreira). If the place I have been staying hasn't had Wi-Fi one of the bars where I have stopped has. I am posting this from a very solid casa rural. How the signal gets in is beyond me. It cannot penetrate the stone walls to reach the dining...
  11. Maureen O'Donoghue

    How busy is the primitivo in July/August?

    I started from Oviedo on 10 July. Setting out this morning from Lugo (after a rest day) was the first time the route seemed busy. As I entered the main square I saw more people approaching with back packs than I had seen in the previous 9 days' walking put together. Oddly I saw no one at all...
  12. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Hi Frank, I arranged mine in advance. I know rooms and beds ran out in Cadavo Baleira a few days...

    Hi Frank, I arranged mine in advance. I know rooms and beds ran out in Cadavo Baleira a few days ago. Both the Albergue and the hotel were full so some people had to add 9km to their walk to reach accommodation in Castroverde.
  13. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Hi Frank, I haven't done this route before but I understand that people typically allow two...

    Hi Frank, I haven't done this route before but I understand that people typically allow two weeks. I am planning a day off in Lugo and some shorter days. I guess it depends how fit you are and how hard you are prepared to push yourself.
  14. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Tomorrow I travel to Santiago via Belfast, Dublin and Madrid. On Thursday I will take the bus to...

    Tomorrow I travel to Santiago via Belfast, Dublin and Madrid. On Thursday I will take the bus to Oviedo and on Friday I start walking! The plan is to arrive in Santiago on 24 July and remain there until 26 July.
  15. Maureen O'Donoghue

    Walking 9 to 5?

    "The Long and Winding Road" by the Beatles "Walk this Way" Aerosmith "Walking Back to Happiness" Helen Shapiro "Walking on Sunshine" Catriona and the Waves "Just Walking in the Rain" Johnny Ray
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