Rain Fails To Dampen Spirits On Kerry Camino

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Ingrid Boyle and Mike O'Donnell of Kerry Camino with some of the walkers at Mick O'Neill's Railway Tavern in Camp.

The group of walkers taking part in the Kerry Camino at Sammy’s Cafe, Inch.. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

NEARLY 50 people took part in this year’s Kerry Camino and the organisers deemed it a great success.

“Our three day guided walking festival on The Dingle Way was a great success,” said Adrienne McLoughlin, secretary of Kerry Camino. “Between 40 and 50 walkers of varying experience took part each day, some coming back to Tralee each evening and more staying in accommodation along the route,” she said.

Walkers were given an information pack in Tralee which included a Kerry Camino Booklet, passport to have stamped along the route and other tourism information. There was an option for walkers to join the Kerry Camino for one day if preferred.

On day one (Saturday) they left St. Johns Church, Tralee and followed the Dingle Way route via Blennerville and Tonevane to Lower Camp.

On Sunday they departed Lower Camp on Sunday, coming off the trail at Inch for a lunch-break at Sammy’s Cafe before continuing into Annascaul.  The Ballinaclar Fair was in progress in Annascaul, which made for a lively and enjoyable finish to the second day, with buns, sausage rolls and mutton pies being sampled in Hanafin’s Bar and music enjoyed at The South Pole Inn.

On Monday, the intermittent rain didn’t stop this enthusiastic bunch, who set off from Annascaul, continuing on The Dingle Way via Minard Castle, Lispole and on into Dingle.

The finish of The Kerry Camino was at St. James Church where certificates were presented to all who had completed the three days walking by Billy Nolan of the organising Kerry Camino group.

There was opportunity also to enjoy some of Feile na Bealtaine which was drawing to a close in Dingle, some refreshments in a local hostelry and then travelling back to Tralee on bus transport provided.

“A most enjoyable weekend for all, who thoroughly enjoyed the West Kerry scenery, meeting new friends and experiencing walking on The Dingle Way.  They tell us they’ll certainly be back and will be telling their friends to do likewise!” said Adrienne.

For updates see their facebook page: www.facebook.com/KerryCamino, check out the website: www.kerrycamino.com or for more specific information send an email to info@kerrycamino.com

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Ingrid Boyle and Mike O'Donnell of Kerry Camino with some of the walkers at Mick O'Neill's Railway Tavern in Camp.

Ingrid Boyle and Mike O’Donnell of Kerry Camino with some of the walkers at Mick O’Neill’s Railway Tavern in Camp. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Billy Nolan of Kerry Camino presents certificates to Joan Prendiville of Castleisland and Mary Nagle of Tipperary.

Billy Nolan of Kerry Camino presents certificates to Joan Prendiville of Castleisland and Mary Nagle of Tipperary. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

 

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