Bray to Dun Laoghaire - 16km - 20th August 2022 I recently had the chance to walk part of the Bray Celtic Camino. It was not the first time I had walked it - 2017 being my first time. I walk with friends on other occasions, but on this occasion I was with fellow pilgrims... Continue Reading →
Weekend Watch # 72 – Efren’s Camino Inglés from Ferrol
It was May 2019. It felt like a lifetime ago. Myself and my brother started out from Ferrol at the end of May and a few days later walked into Santiago having detoured to A Coruna. It was a short sweet Camino and one I would love to walk again, but maybe from Ferrol. Efren,... Continue Reading →
3 months until the Kerry Camino
I'm not one for countdowns (ok..I am!) but it is just under 3 months before I wander to the south of Ireland and start the Kerry Camino. This is a relatively short trail compared to the ones I am used to in Spain and Portugal but the thought of just walking with a pack is... Continue Reading →
Some more walking while the evenings get darker..
It's that time of year... I've seen the first Christmas trees. The advertisements have been playing on radio and TV for the last few months and people have started to get in to that frame of mind. Christmas! Of course, my mind is a million miles away and I'd rather be following arrows than making... Continue Reading →
May 2019: Walking in Medieval Pilgrims footsteps
I attended a talk given by Dr. Bernadette Cunningham last night at Lismullen Conference Centre, near Tara. It was such an appropriate place to hold the talk as the area is steeped in history..the hill of Tara, and not too far from Newgrange. The talk was on medieval pilgrimage from Ireland to Santiago de Compostela.... Continue Reading →
An Exciting Few Months…
It may as well be April. The clocks have gone forward and already the first sign of summer is in the air. Friends have reached Santiago already (Buen Camino L!) which only increases my urgency to return to Spain and search for the yellow arrows. But the next few months are busy. You could say I... Continue Reading →
The Cold Snap Ends and the Countdown Continues…
The majority of Europe has been feeling the effects of the so-called "Beast from the East" and Storm Emma since early last week. In Ireland, the country has been hit with 10-30cm of snow with drifting in many places. Added to that, blizzard conditions. Transport has been affected and many shops and offices have decided... Continue Reading →
First post of 2018..
I haven't left you, you'll be glad to hear. I can't believe it's nearly a month since I last wrote here. Time flies so fast. I keep thinking of writing however. I hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year. I think about my upcoming Camino everyday. Some days I have concerns, some... Continue Reading →
Thoughts on 2018….and a departure.
Heh...I haven't laid a step on the Camino this year but I've already been quietly putting plans together for 2018. It's constantly on my mind. Three things are for certain, one other, not so much. I move into my new humble abode "Casa Herrero" on returning from my meseta Camino in mid-September. With the added... Continue Reading →
The Celtic Camino – On the Bray Coastal Camino
Bray to St. James Church, Dublin 17th June, 2017 Irish leg of the Celtic Camino I have walked the first 30km of the Celtic Camino in advance of my trip to Spain, having walked from Bray to St James's Church in Dublin. I walked with my friend Oihana in June 2017 on what would be... Continue Reading →