Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Original artwork based on your pilgrimage or other travel photos.
Published on Amazon
Guide to the 16 main caminos with maps, pictures, hyperlinks and other information.

LIVE from the Camino It’s a Long Way from Tipperary to Santiago

Kevin Considine

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
You are welcome to come along on my 3,000K Camino:

9D0DD99B-E02D-4D1C-B590-ACF6B0DE320C.jpeg
(The Cliffs of Moher)

This peregrino walked 41 days on the Camino in 2015- St. Jean Pied de Port(SJPP) to Santiago, Finisterre, Muxia, ending in Valenca, Portugal. In 2016, 71 days from Le Puy en Velay in France to SJPP, Muxia again and ending in Porto. In 2017, 98 days including the 1000K Via de la Plata(VDLP) from Seville to Santiago, a 10 day stint as a hospitalero at Albergue Verde in Hospital de Orbigo, and then walked to Finisterre before finishing with the Primitivo from Oviedo to Muxia.
51796A07-3010-47F2-A364-62C713B5F03C.jpeg
( My gear in Clare looking across the River Shannon to Tipperary)
Am I a Camino Junkie or what.

During the past 3 years, I came to admire those peregrinos that walked from their homes; Per from Sweden, Falko from Berlin, Tom from Austria and others. Admittedly, I was envious, but although I am a bit slow in the head, it suddenly dawned on me that I could walk from my ancestral home in County Clare in the west of Ireland. 3,000K (2,000 miles) more or less.

So on May 15 I bussed from Dublin to Birdhill, Tipperary and then made my way to Killaloe, Clare, Ireland to begin a Camino de Santiago. You are welcome to join me here, on Facebook(Kevin Considine Willowbrook) or on my blog at www.thesenioradventurer.com
40F0E3EC-BCC1-4915-BD63-A98851250C75.jpeg
(Arriving in Killaloe, Clare)

I am starting to write this a bit late from day 26 in Clogheen, Tipperary but there was no inspiration until a single message from fellow peregrino Johniewis47. I will work to catch up so I am truly live. Haha. It’s a long way from Tipperary to Tipperary.
98AD9094-8E9B-4C53-8ED7-E20406AB62F6.jpeg
(Aah. How comforting. They use yellow arrows on the East Clare Way) 9D0DD99B-E02D-4D1C-B590-ACF6B0DE320C.jpeg 51796A07-3010-47F2-A364-62C713B5F03C.jpeg 40F0E3EC-BCC1-4915-BD63-A98851250C75.jpeg BEF4B40A-6E07-4F26-85F8-C0F1AF5D464D.jpeg 98AD9094-8E9B-4C53-8ED7-E20406AB62F6.jpeg
 
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.
how to successfully prepare for your Camino
This book's focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared.

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
Too many and too often!
Wishing you all the best! 20+ years after walking from SJPDP to Santiago for the first time it still niggled at me that I really should have walked from home. So I started from west Wales and walked to Santiago in a series of stages: home to Redon in Brittany, Redon almost to SJPDP (stopped 20km short by a slipped disc :mad:), the 20km to SJPDP, then the Camino Frances again to Santiago. Good to finally scratch that itch :)

I was tickled to see that you have started from Killaloe. When I am walking and feeling a little tired or slow I often pick up my pace by humming or whistling a marching tune to myself. One of my favourites is "Killaloe" :)
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2019
You are welcome to come along on my 3,000K Camino:

View attachment 43508
(The Cliffs of Moher)

This peregrino walked 41 days on the Camino in 2015- St. Jean Pied de Port(SJPP) to Santiago, Finisterre, Muxia, ending in Valenca, Portugal. In 2016, 71 days from Le Puy en Velay in France to SJPP, Muxia again and ending in Porto. In 2017, 98 days including the 1000K Via de la Plata(VDLP) from Seville to Santiago, a 10 day stint as a hospitalero at Albergue Verde in Hospital de Orbigo, and then walked to Finisterre before finishing with the Primitivo from Oviedo to Muxia.
View attachment 43509
( My gear in Clare looking across the River Shannon to Tipperary)
Am I a Camino Junkie or what.

During the past 3 years, I came to admire those peregrinos that walked from their homes; Per from Sweden, Falko from Berlin, Tom from Austria and others. Admittedly, I was envious, but although I am a bit slow in the head, it suddenly dawned on me that I could walk from my ancestral home in County Clare in the west of Ireland. 3,000K (2,000 miles) more or less.

So on May 15 I bussed from Dublin to Birdhill, Tipperary and then made my way to Killaloe, Clare, Ireland to begin a Camino de Santiago. You are welcome to join me here, on Facebook(Kevin Considine Willowbrook) or on my blog at www.thesenioradventurer.com
View attachment 43510
(Arriving in Killaloe, Clare)

I am starting to write this a bit late from day 26 in Clogheen, Tipperary but there was no inspiration until a single message from fellow peregrino Johniewis47. I will work to catch up so I am truly live. Haha. It’s a long way from Tipperary to Tipperary.
View attachment 43512
(Aah. How comforting. They use yellow arrows on the East Clare Way) View attachment 43508 View attachment 43509 View attachment 43510 View attachment 43511 View attachment 43512
Thanks for the invitation. I would love to start now, but instead am going to mark your blog as a favourite so I can catch up bit by bit. Looking forward to it.
 
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

Gigipro

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Coming this month - June 2018. Deciding route.
As long as your "house" is everywhere there are Another 45 miles to go :)

Fantastic. I'm coming from the U.S. in a couple of weeks, but still figuring out which route to take. You are inspiring me. Will look for your posts. Buen Camino.
 

Paladina

old woman of the roads
Year of past OR future Camino
CF, primitivo & del norte (2017); VdlP/Sanabres, ingles etc (2018), Mozarabe etc (2019), tbc (2020)
Buen Camino, Kevin! I’ll catch up on your blog when I’m back home in Mayo. Although there are said to be more Irish peregrinos per capita than any other nationality, so far this Spring I’ve met only two.
 

Bradypus

Moderator
Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
Too many and too often!
Although there are said to be more Irish peregrinos per capita than any other nationality, so far this Spring I’ve met only two.

I could well believe that. Recently I looked up last year's pilgrim office statistics. 6643 pilgrims from Ireland recorded but only 5768 from the UK. Despite the fact that the UK population is 14 times greater than that of Ireland. That's a startling difference.
 
Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

Kevin Considine

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Fantastic. I'm coming from the U.S. in a couple of weeks, but still figuring out which route to take. You are inspiring me. Will look for your posts. Buen Camino.
On my blog there are pieces on How the Via de La Plata and Chemin du Puy are different from Camino Francis. I also did Portuguese Way and Primitivo. If you only have 2 weeks Primotivo and Portuguese Way are great. All of the Caminos are wonderful but I personally think the Francis is the most special because of the inspiring people on it and it feels more spiritual and magical to me. That said, its your Camino.
 

laineylainey

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
started in 2012, hooked ever since.
Kevin good luck with your Camino. We tried to get down to Killaloe last week but by boat not by foot. Storm Hector put paid to that plan! Will look forward to reading your blog I'm not on FB :(
 

Kevin Considine

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
When will you be in Spain Kevin? And which route will you be walking? I start on the Norte from Irun on July 4th.
Haha. Im still in Ireland. Will be in Cherbourg on Sunday so probably wont be in Spain until early August, perhaps after you are in Santiago.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
@Kevin considine and other members - love the photos but if there are going to be more than one or two, could they please go in the "media" section and not the general part of the forum? Or at least in a thumbnail instead of full size. They take ages to load and use up forum bandwidth.
 
Camino Cups
Browse our selection of Camino Cups on the forum store
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 101 ratings
Downloads
15,124
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,793
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,608
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top