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Are there any pilgrims out there who have walked the Irish Coast to Coast?

Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2014
Camino Portuguese 2016
#1
My wife and I will be walking the Coast to Coast in Ireland this coming June 2018 from Dublin to Kerry. Does anyone have any feedback/advice on accommodation and walking issues? (I have Paddy Palins book and also Irish Trails on my phone and maps)
 

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Marbe2

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Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#2
No, but have thought abt it, can you give us feedback when you fave finished or send me a pm with your advice! Thanks
 

Sheena

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Camino de France (2015), Portuguese Coastal (2016), Ingles (2017), Senda Littoral (2018)
#3
I have lived on the West Coast of Ireland for over 10 years now and would love to know how detailed Paddy Palin's Guide book is?

I would imagine you're very much on your own with regard to planning and route etc, though some of our trails DO are beautiful. Accommodation would be a worry for me too, as there is no recognized walking infra-structure here as yet.

Maybe when you have chance you would share your route and accommodation choices etc?
I'm sure there would be a lot of people who are interested in exploring our beautiful country.

Kind regards.
Sheena
 

Fletchonides

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SJPdP - Pamplona (2014)
Pamplona - Burgos (2016)
Burgos - Leon (June 2017)
Leon - SdC (June 2018)
#4
This seems to be a good blog that gives some details of accommodation he used while walking.
http://www.americanthruhiker.com/?p=190. I've done the Wicklow Way stages and they are great. You definitely need to arrange accommodation beforehand as a lot of it is quite remote and the villages may be a little bit off the trail. Pity we will be on the Camino in June, as we live quite close to the start of it.
 

Carol PM

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French Way (late Sept-Oct. 2017)
Portuguese (coming Fall 2018)
#5
My wife and I will be walking the Coast to Coast in Ireland this coming June 2018 from Dublin to Kerry. Does anyone have any feedback/advice on accommodation and walking issues? (I have Paddy Palins book and also Irish Trails on my phone and maps)
My husband & I would love to do this too but to date have not been able to find much info (source books/maps) on this. I can't even find a Paddy Palins book on this trail. If it wasn't that we are already booked for a June bicycle tour, I would type we would love to join you. Walking issues, make sure you take your trekking poles, I love mine. Have fun & I will watch for your future postings on this camino,
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2014
Camino Portuguese 2016
#8
I have lived on the West Coast of Ireland for over 10 years now and would love to know how detailed Paddy Palin's Guide book is?

I would imagine you're very much on your own with regard to planning and route etc, though some of our trails DO are beautiful. Accommodation would be a worry for me too, as there is no recognized walking infra-structure here as yet.

Maybe when you have chance you would share your route and accommodation choices etc?
I'm sure there would be a lot of people who are interested in exploring our beautiful country.

Kind regards.
Sheena
Sheena , thanks. I will be documenting the walk.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2014
Camino Portuguese 2016
#9
This seems to be a good blog that gives some details of accommodation he used while walking.
http://www.americanthruhiker.com/?p=190. I've done the Wicklow Way stages and they are great. You definitely need to arrange accommodation beforehand as a lot of it is quite remote and the villages may be a little bit off the trail. Pity we will be on the Camino in June, as we live quite close to the start of it.
thanks for that. It will be hotter in Spain in June methinks.
 
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CF- SJPP- SdC Oct/Nov (2013)
Kumano Kodo Japan (2016)
Next TBC - (2019)
#14
Thank you so much for posting this link. We will watch for the book and look forward to reading more updates on The Ireland Way.
http://www.theirelandway.ie/
Just recieved the Guide, passport and TShirt - ordered from the website above- in mail to Australia! Very exciting. Guide book is thorough and while there are long legs, i dont think carrying tent is necessary.
Slainte and Buen Camino ☘
 

supersullivan

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Sarria-Santiago 2012. SJPP-Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia 2013. Ponferrada-Santiago June 2014. Leon-Santiago-Finisterre September 2014. April-May 2015: SJPP- S de C- Finisterre -Muxia- S de C.
#16
April 2017, I walked from the docks in Galway to the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin so that in my mind is a Coast to Coast, not the most pleasant of walks from Galway to Shannon Harbour, along the hard shoulder of a busy road for about half of that stretch and at Shannon Harbour walked the banks of the Grand Canal all the way into Dublin. As with many Irish long distance walks, accommodation at suitable intervals can be an issue, my day into Tullamore meant a long 54 km haul but after that 3 even 35/ 36 kms days into Dublin.
 
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Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#18
Well, I have the physical book as i said. If anyone wants to borrow it, pm me and you could collect it from me in Dublin. I don’t mind if it is passed on, books are generally for sharing in my opinion. There is a great swell of interest in promoting pilgrim paths, and other paths, in Ireland. I tried to work out an itinerary for walking the Royal or Grand Canals, but so far have not found it all that easy. Am not going over to Spain this summer, and wanted to walk on the flat, after my painful Salvador last summer... The association of the Waterways group people were very kind, but I foreshortened their search on my behalf because someone whispered The Barrow Way in my ear, and off I went like a hare, and I have planned a six day walk along the river bank, with some canal parts en route. Accommodation is not too bad, price wise (average €35 to €40 pp sharing, with full Irish breakfast, and no fear of no bed! -) although probably if I had persevered I might have found places nearer to the river. Some of the bed and breakfast owners have offered to collect us, which is really very nice of them. The real pilgrim routes will be clarified soon enough, I believe, for those who wish to have a certificate of proof that they have walked 25 km before beginning the English route as it is called, to qualify for a Compostela. My walk is nothing to do with a Compostela, just a peaceful alternative as I can’t go over this summer.
I should add: come hell or high water, we have to go on the dates planned, as the beds are booked!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#19
April 2017, I walked from the docks in Galway to the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin so that in my mind is a Coast to Coast, not the most pleasant of walks from Galway to Shannon Harbour, along the hard shoulder of a busy road for about half of that stretch and at Shannon Harbour walked the banks of the Grand Canal all the way into Dublin. As with many Irish long distance walks, accommodation at suitable intervals can be an issue, my day into Tullamore meant a long 54 km haul but after that 3 even 35/ 36 kms days into Dublin.
Well done you, supersullivan. And you are alive to tell the tale!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) portugues(2013)San Salvador (2017)
#20
April 2017, I walked from the docks in Galway to the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin so that in my mind is a Coast to Coast, not the most pleasant of walks from Galway to Shannon Harbour, along the hard shoulder of a busy road for about half of that stretch and at Shannon Harbour walked the banks of the Grand Canal all the way into Dublin. As with many Irish long distance walks, accommodation at suitable intervals can be an issue, my day into Tullamore meant a long 54 km haul but after that 3 even 35/ 36 kms days into Dublin.
some day, in fact some Sunday, at the market in the Peoples' Park, tell me about it!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2014
Camino Portuguese 2016
#21
Well, I have the physical book as i said. If anyone wants to borrow it, pm me and you could collect it from me in Dublin. I don’t mind if it is passed on, books are generally for sharing in my opinion. There is a great swell of interest in promoting pilgrim paths, and other paths, in Ireland. I tried to work out an itinerary for walking the Royal or Grand Canals, but so far have not found it all that easy. Am not going over to Spain this summer, and wanted to walk on the flat, after my painful Salvador last summer... The association of the Waterways group people were very kind, but I foreshortened their search on my behalf because someone whispered The Barrow Way in my ear, and off I went like a hare, and I have planned a six day walk along the river bank, with some canal parts en route. Accommodation is not too bad, price wise (average €35 to €40 pp sharing, with full Irish breakfast, and no fear of no bed! -) although probably if I had persevered I might have found places nearer to the river. Some of the bed and breakfast owners have offered to collect us, which is really very nice of them. The real pilgrim routes will be clarified soon enough, I believe, for those who wish to have a certificate of proof that they have walked 25 km before beginning the English route as it is called, to qualify for a Compostela. My walk is nothing to do with a Compostela, just a peaceful alternative as I can’t go over this summer.
I should add: come hell or high water, we have to go on the dates planned, as the beds are booked!
Thanks for this. I am meeting up with a few Camino folk when we get to Dublin around the 6th June. We are staying at the Russell court.
 

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