The Kerry Camino

Welcome to Kerry and the new walks near Mountain Brandon which we refer to as the Kerry Camino. The walks in this area are spectacular walk in the footsteps of St, James in Spain or walk in the footsteps of St. Brendan, who is commonly referred to as the “Navigator”. From 512-530 AD St Brendan sailed from Kerry. His purpose was to speech God’s Word along the coasts of Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. It is believed that St Brendan may have reached Iceland and Newfoundland and possible the North coast of America.

Following the Pilgrim trail of St Brendan on the Dingle Way Marked Way from St. Johns Church in Tralee, passing through Annascaul and Camp and ending in St. Johns Church Dingle.  The walker who registers at the Tralee Tourist Office will receive a free pack which contains a walker’s log book where the walker stamps at pre-determined locations along the trail.

You can get your log booked stamped in Annascaul and make sure to  stay  in Annascaul / Anascaul and Abhainn Na Scail as gaeilge   anytime  you like where you  will get an enormous welcome.

“The Kerry Camino allows for a great week-end of walking and sightseeing for an active vacationers. The walk can be completed over three days beginning at St. John’s Church, Tralee and ending at St. James in Dingle. The first day takes you to Camp. You begin on smooth paths as far as Blennerville and then continue over rough mountain paths to Camp, finishing at Camps’s railway bar.  This is the hardest days walking. The second day takes you to Annascaul over secondary roads and fairly good paths with some mucky patches, relatively easy going and probably the easiest day. Day three continues on to Dingle. This is the longest section but apart from the climbing, the roads and paths are in fairly good condition. Well organised, transport back to accommodation etc. provided. Good fun.”

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