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First credencial stamp in Irun

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Frances 2017
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I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of rain and mud !
 

Iriebabel

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Camino Frances 2018
Camino Del Norte & part of Lebaniego 2019
I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of rain and mud !
I was thinking of getting it at the cathedral . I read someplace here on the forum where other pilgrims did that. I start in march also. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/where-to-go-in-irún-to-get-started.54833/post-613687 Post#7 states you can get the stamp from the cathedral but the hours are erratic. Also I think you can get a stamp from any local bar or even your hotel or hostel/pension, the local tourist office also usually has a stamp. I plan to get there a day ahead so I will seek my first stamp and look around before my actual start day . The start begins at the train station as I understand it the arrows start from here. Buen camino
 
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grayland

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Yes
I got a stamp at the albergue..but you say it will not be open. I also have a stamp from a bar in Irun if nothing else turns up.

You could consider asking in your home town (parish or Cathedral) if they have a stamp. Many pilgrims now get their first stamp in their home town....your camino really starts from there.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
I was thinking of getting it at the cathedral . I read someplace here on the forum where other pilgrims did that. I start in march also. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/where-to-go-in-irún-to-get-started.54833/post-613687 Post#7 states you can get the stamp from the cathedral but the hours are erratic. Also I think you can get a stamp from any local bar or even your hotel or hostel/pension, the local tourist office also usually has a stamp. I plan to get there a day ahead so I will seek my first stamp and look around before my actual start day . The start begins at the train station as I understand it the arrows start from here. Buen camino
Thanks. I am arriving at night after a long flight so thought I would stay in Irun and slowly start the next morning and only walk to Hondarribia and have a relaxing afternoon there. The following day walk to San Sebastián. I don’t want to overplan the journey but would like to be organised for the first few days. Buen Camino
 

Roger0704

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I did CF April/May 2018...
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I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of rain and mud !
well, I contacted the municipal and that is open from march ...
 

ELHS220

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Francés - 2015, 2017
Norte (Oviedo Costa) - 2018
Finisterre/Muxía - 2018
Norte - (2019)
I was thinking of getting it at the cathedral . I read someplace here on the forum where other pilgrims did that. I start in march also. https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/where-to-go-in-irún-to-get-started.54833/post-613687 Post#7 states you can get the stamp from the cathedral but the hours are erratic. Also I think you can get a stamp from any local bar or even your hotel or hostel/pension, the local tourist office also usually has a stamp. I plan to get there a day ahead so I will seek my first stamp and look around before my actual start day . The start begins at the train station as I understand it the arrows start from here. Buen camino
There is no cathedral in Irún (or San Sebastián), since neither is a diocese. But there are several parish churches in each.
 
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There is no cathedral in Irún (or San Sebastián), since neither is a diocese. But there are several parish churches in each.

There is a diocese of San Sebastián/Donostia, and the cathedral's web-page can be found here: www.elizagipuzkoa.org/santa-iglesia-catedral. In 2009, they were confused over who had the sello for credenciales and shuttled me back and forth from the cathedral shop to the Obispado, where after some further confusion, I had the departing bishop's personal sello applied to my credencial.

Individual parishes are often a better idea, with fewer (or no) staff to be confused. Going to the sacristy after the evening mass is best (as I did in Irún), but often the rosary leader or even one of the volunteer cleaners will have access to the sello.
 
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Sarria to Santiago 2014
Pamplona to Santiago 2017
Norte. 2018
There is no cathedral in Irún (or San Sebastián), since neither is a diocese. But there are several parish churches in each.
In San Sebastián there is a beautiful big church in the main area of the town. They have a stamp in the office that is thru the door on the left of the front of the alter. There is also another church with a stamp that is in the area where all the tapas bars are locat.
 
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Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
Thanks for all the info. I am pleased that the albergue will be open. The guidebook suggested that it wouldn’t open until Easter and I was beginning to worry that accomodation might become difficult.
 

Iriebabel

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Thanks for all the info. I am pleased that the albergue will be open. The guidebook suggested that it wouldn’t open until Easter and I was beginning to worry that accomodation might become difficult.
Yes agreed. Thanks but sadly I actually booked a pension. Would love to cancel my reservations having careful thoughts about my last night in a Nice comfy bed vs. bunk but I already paid..non refundable
 

Jinchul Kim

New Member
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Planning to walk in May 2014
I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of
I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of rain and mud !
I just checked. Albergue Irun-Hospital de peregrinos de Irun is open from March 1.
 

F. Javier

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The Northern one in 2015 and I plan repeat it in next march.
I am starting in Irun in March this year and since the albergue will not be open I would like to know if there is a church where I can get my first stamp in the credencial.
Any tips from others who have previously walked in March would be much appreciated.
I imagine there will be lots of rain and mud !
I got my first credential stamp at Parroquia de los Pasionistas en IRÚN (S. Gabriel y Sta. Gema), very close to de Albergue. Yoy have an private albergue at Hondarribia (Albergue turístico Goikoerrota - Barrio Jaizubia, 14).
 

F. Javier

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
The Northern one in 2015 and I plan repeat it in next march.
I'm looking for a mate to beginning at Hendaya-Irún in over 8th-11h march, so that I ofer you coordinate our meeting at the begining. I did lonely the Northen Camino 3 years ago until Santiago. Have a look mi posts in this forum, and wite me through e-mail.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017
Primitivo 2018
Finisterre/Muxía 2018
Norte 2019
I'm looking for a mate to beginning at Hendaya-Irún in over 8th-11h march, so that I ofer you coordinate our meeting at the begining. I did lonely the Northen Camino 3 years ago until Santiago. Have a look mi posts in this forum, and wite me through e-mail.
I will be starting towards the end of March and walking with my husband but wish you well with your Camino. Hopefully there will be a few more pilgrims on the way this year. Buen Camino.
 
There is a tourist office near the train station . It is on the corner of Colon Ibilbidea and Gipuzkoa Hiribidea. From the station it is about 600m.

I have not used this Tourist office but found it through my research.
 

PK Smit

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(015)Irun to Santiago
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2018Caminha to Santiago
(2018) Camino English Ferrol Santiago
There is a tourist office near the train station . It is on the corner of Colon Ibilbidea and Gipuzkoa Hiribidea. From the station it is about 600m.

I have not used this Tourist office but found it through my research.
Please go to this tourist office, very friendly and helpfull people, they gave us a pocket guide of the route as well as a pocket guide with names and Addresses of all albergues on the Camino del Norte.
Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
Norte, Jul 2021
Please go to this tourist office, very friendly and helpfull people, they gave us a pocket guide of the route as well as a pocket guide with names and Addresses of all albergues on the Camino del Norte.
Buen Camino
Would you be interested in selling that pocket guide? I will gladly cover postage/handling.
 

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