CaminoWays.com is delighted to announce we have joined the Kerry Camino Walking Festival 2016, taking place in the Dingle Peninsula this May Bank Holiday weekend (29th April – 2nd May 2016).
The annual Kerry Camino Walking Festival offers outdoor enthusiasts three days of superb walking trails taking in the magnificent landscapes of the Dingle Peninsula, walking from Tralee to Dingle. The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate the links between Ireland and the Camino de Santiago.
“The Kerry Camino finishes in St James Church in Dingle and honours the traditional connection between the area and the Camino. Dingle was one of the main harbours used by Irish pilgrims setting sail to Northern Spain on their way to Santiago,” explains Ingrid Boyle from the Kerry Camino.
Festival walkers will be provided with Kerry Camino passports that can be stamped along the way, like pilgrim passports on the Camino de Santiago; and they will receive their Kerry Camino certificate in St James Church in Dingle after completing the walk.
“We are delighted to be part of the Kerry Camino walking festival and celebrating the Camino in one of the most stunning regions of Ireland this year,” adds Roland Monsegu, director and founder of CaminoWays.com. “The three day walking festival is a perfect training weekend for those heading to Santiago soon and we’d like to encourage walkers and Camino fans to register for this fantastic event.”
A Sunday barbecue will also be part of the walking festival activities. Tickets are limited and must be purchased online ahead of the event to avoid disappointment.
Ticket price includes transport back to Tralee daily, Kerry Camino pilgrim passport and pack with practical information.
Price does not include water, snacks, accommodation; barbecue tickets are sold separately. If you need accommodation for the weekend, please contact the team at [email protected]
FRIDAY 29th April: Meet and greet at 8pm, Grand Hotel Tralee.
SATURDAY 30th April: Walking from Tralee to Camp (18kms). Starting time 9am from St John’s Church in Tralee.
SUNDAY 1st May: Walking from Camp to Annascaul (17kms). Starting time 8.30am from Brandon Hotel car park in Tralee (bus to starting point). Barbecue night in Annascaul.
MONDAY 2nd May: Walking from Annascaul to Dingle’s St James Church (22kms). Starting time 8.30am from Brandon Hotel car park in Tralee (bus to starting point).
Kerry Camino certificates will be awarded to walkers at St James Church in Dingle.
*Buses back to Tralee will depart once all the walkers have arrived to the finishing point (estimated time for return bus to Tralee is between 5 and 6pm but it will depend on the group). Two buses will be organised for Sunday: one after the walk and one after the BBQ in Annascaul (8pm approximately). Make sure you check your emails as Kerry Camino walking festival organisers will be sending useful information, schedule, etc… to all participants closer to the date.
*Please note the #KerryCamino will replace our St James Day #CaminoFestIrl walking festival this year. The CaminoWays.com team will be celebrating St James Day in July 2016 with a special event; stay tuned as details will be announced in the coming months.
*Unfortunately dogs can’t be allowed on the trail, as the paths cross working farmland.
Read our useful tips for the Kerry Camino Walking Festival.
For more information about the Kerry Camino Walking Festival or to book your accommodation in Tralee, contact our travel specialists