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LIVE from the Camino An Irish Camino: The Dingle Way

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Frances(15,16,18)CheminduPuy(16) Portuguese(16 VDLP(17)Primitivo(17)Ireland-3000K(18) Norte18Vasco17
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 medieval times pilgrims from Ireland would walk to St. James Church in Dingle and set sail for Coruña and walk the Ingles Way( Or should we call it the “Irish” Way.)

In 1992, a pewter scallop shell with a bronze-gilded statue of St James attached and mounted on a brooch was found in Ardfert Cathedral – only a few kilometres from Tralee. This was most likely a pilgrim’s badge brought back from the Camino de Santiago and, when found in a grave, suggests that the person had been a pilgrim to the apostle’s burial place in Santiago.

Setting out this morning at 8:00 and immediately experiencing and feeling these strong connections to The Camino de Santiago made for a most joyous beginning. The walk begins at St. John’s Church in Tralee and you take the back entrance through beautiful Tralee Park with many bright roses and other flowers. The posted signs are calling it the Kerry Camino. Am happy I brought my Irish Camino Society Credentials as they have stamps on this Camino.60517

The first day was from Tralee to Camp. About 20K with the majority of the walk in the hills overlooking Tralee Bay. Staying at a pleasant B&B (Finglas) hosted by the very friendly Kathleen Daly. Good pub food across the street at James Ashe.
 
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Frances(2006) Portugues(2013)
San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
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 medieval times pilgrims from Ireland would walk to St. James Church in Dingle and set sail for Coruña and walk the Ingles Way( Or should we call it the “Irish” Way.)

In 1992, a pewter scallop shell with a bronze-gilded statue of St James attached and mounted on a brooch was found in Ardfert Cathedral – only a few kilometres from Tralee. This was most likely a pilgrim’s badge brought back from the Camino de Santiago and, when found in a grave, suggests that the person had been a pilgrim to the apostle’s burial place in Santiago.

Setting out this morning at 8:00 and immediately experiencing and feeling these strong connections to The Camino de Santiago made for a most joyous beginning. The walk begins at St. John’s Church in Tralee and you take the back entrance through beautiful Tralee Park with many bright roses and other flowers. The posted signs are calling it the Kerry Camino. Am happy I brought my Irish Camino Society Credentials as they have stamps on this Camino.View attachment 60517

The first day was from Tralee to Camp. About 20K with the majority of the walk in the hills overlooking Tralee Bay. Staying at a pleasant B&B (Finglas) hosted by the very friendly Kathleen Daly. Good pub food across the street at James Ashe.
Keep posting. I always enjoy your reports. Enjoy. Buen Camino Irlandés.
 

Paul McG

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Camino Francés (2016)
Camino Portugués (2017)
Camino San Salvador (2019)
Check out a book called 'Tóchar' by Darach McDonald. It is a travel book tracing the ancient 'Caminos' around Ireland. A great read.
 

bmcbride

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Frances (2014), Camino Inca (2015), Primitivo (2017), Portugues (2018), Finisterre (2018)
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 medieval times pilgrims from Ireland would walk to St. James Church in Dingle and set sail for Coruña and walk the Ingles Way( Or should we call it the “Irish” Way.)

In 1992, a pewter scallop shell with a bronze-gilded statue of St James attached and mounted on a brooch was found in Ardfert Cathedral – only a few kilometres from Tralee. This was most likely a pilgrim’s badge brought back from the Camino de Santiago and, when found in a grave, suggests that the person had been a pilgrim to the apostle’s burial place in Santiago.

Setting out this morning at 8:00 and immediately experiencing and feeling these strong connections to The Camino de Santiago made for a most joyous beginning. The walk begins at St. John’s Church in Tralee and you take the back entrance through beautiful Tralee Park with many bright roses and other flowers. The posted signs are calling it the Kerry Camino. Am happy I brought my Irish Camino Society Credentials as they have stamps on this Camino.View attachment 60517

The first day was from Tralee to Camp. About 20K with the majority of the walk in the hills overlooking Tralee Bay. Staying at a pleasant B&B (Finglas) hosted by the very friendly Kathleen Daly. Good pub food across the street at James Ashe.
Your post was such good timing! I plan on doing the Camino Kerry next May, and was just talking with a fellow pilgrim about it yesterday about perhaps having him join me. I'll follow up with the Camino Inglese from Coruña. I knew that there was a credencial available - from where did you pick yours up?
 

nycwalking

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
Oh my!

I’m going to enjoy this pilgrimage.

Thanks for sharing.

Buen camino.

Gambling buen.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(15,16,18)CheminduPuy(16) Portuguese(16 VDLP(17)Primitivo(17)Ireland-3000K(18) Norte18Vasco17
Your post was such good timing! I plan on doing the Camino Kerry next May, and was just talking with a fellow pilgrim about it yesterday about perhaps having him join me. I'll follow up with the Camino Inglese from Coruña. I knew that there was a credencial available - from where did you pick yours up?
The Camino Society Credential can be purchased at St. James Church on James Street next to the Guinness Factory. It is only open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The cost is €10 but the money is used to support various Camino causes.
 
Camino(s) past & future
somewhere between "not enough" and "way too many"
Kathleen is wonderful, we greatly enjoyed her hospitality when we walked the Dingle back in 2016. Very pleased to hear that she is doing well!

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wayfarer

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
Sarria-Santiago Sept. 2013
SJPP - Almost Orrison April 2014
Go n-éirí an bóthar leat Kevin.
 

NJPilgrim

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Camino(s) past & future
Future 2019 or Spring 2020
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 medieval times pilgrims from Ireland would walk to St. James Church in Dingle and set sail for Coruña and walk the Ingles Way( Or should we call it the “Irish” Way.)

In 1992, a pewter scallop shell with a bronze-gilded statue of St James attached and mounted on a brooch was found in Ardfert Cathedral – only a few kilometres from Tralee. This was most likely a pilgrim’s badge brought back from the Camino de Santiago and, when found in a grave, suggests that the person had been a pilgrim to the apostle’s burial place in Santiago.

Setting out this morning at 8:00 and immediately experiencing and feeling these strong connections to The Camino de Santiago made for a most joyous beginning. The walk begins at St. John’s Church in Tralee and you take the back entrance through beautiful Tralee Park with many bright roses and other flowers. The posted signs are calling it the Kerry Camino. Am happy I brought my Irish Camino Society Credentials as they have stamps on this Camino.View attachment 60517

The first day was from Tralee to Camp. About 20K with the majority of the walk in the hills overlooking Tralee Bay. Staying at a pleasant B&B (Finglas) hosted by the very friendly Kathleen Daly. Good pub food across the street at James Ashe.
How many miles is it from Dingle to Santiago ?
 

NJPilgrim

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Future 2019 or Spring 2020
Check out a book called 'Tóchar' by Darach McDonald. It is a travel book tracing the ancient 'Caminos' around Ireland. A great read.
Thank you Paul. I will try to find this book. I am 67 and want to make a slower camino. I was a bit embarrassed on Facebook when I asked if anyone had such planned routes. But if I keep it under 10 miles a day, I can do it. Also cannot afford group tours, so want to be rested and safe along the way. Thinking of l00 km first time.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(15,16,18)CheminduPuy(16) Portuguese(16 VDLP(17)Primitivo(17)Ireland-3000K(18) Norte18Vasco17
I walked for 2 weeks before walking into Kerry from Clare on my way to Santiago and it was 3,000 kilometers more or less to Finisterre and Muxia. I would think Dingle Town to Santiago is about 2650K or so.
How many miles is it from Dingle to Santiago ?
 

NJPilgrim

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Future 2019 or Spring 2020
I walked for 2 weeks before walking into Kerry from Clare on my way to Santiago and it was 3,000 kilometers more or less to Finisterre and Muxia. I would think Dingle Town to Santiago is about 2650K or so.
Thank you Kevin.
 

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