Kerry Camino Heritage Tour

Join us for our Heritage tour day trip during National Heritage Week!  We will explore the history and heritage of The Kerry Camino Route. This is a combined walk plus bus trip from St. Johns Church in Tralee to St James Church, Dingle and back.

26 August, 9am – 6pm

(BOOKING REQUIRED)

Killelton Church on the Kerrry Camino heritage tour

We will walk from Tralee to Blennerville village via the canal. In Blennerville we will visit the model railway, and get your second Kerry Camino Passport Stamp. We will board the bus from Blennerville for Killelton famine village and oratory. Participants will walk towards Camp village along the old Dingle road and board the bus again for Annascaul. In Annascaul we will hear the story of Tom Crean with a stop at The South Pole Inn. After Annascaul we will take you to  Lispole and stop and learn more about the importance of the railway in Kerry history. Back on the bus and head to St James Church in Dingle.

Admission & Booking

  • Adult: €10.00
  • Child: €5.00
  • Family: €25.00

to book the Heritage tour

Access & Parking

Not suitable for Children under 12

No Car Parking Available

Further Information

Phone: 0871259149

email: info@kerrycamino.com

Website: kerrycamino.com

facebook.com/kerrycamino/

Guided Walk 2017 May Bank holiday

We are running our Guided walk this Year on the May bank holiday. Please note that we are starting the walk on the Friday the 27th this year (we started the walk on the Saturday previously) tickets are available here

Group of walkers waiting to start the 2016 Guided walk in St. John's parish Church in Castle Street, Tralee.
Group of walkers waiting to start the 2016 Guided walk in St. John’s parish Church in Castle Street Tralee.

The Kerry Camino Walking Weekend is a perfect introduction to multi day hiking with experienced guides on the trail with you. We have support vehicles and luggage transfer if required. The 3 day hike from Tralee to Dingle is tough in parts but doable for the reasonably fit. We recommend doing walks of between four and seven hours for training the weeks before the hike and that your boots be well broken in. you will walk on a variety of surfaces from paved roads to mountain sides where the the trail is marked by posts in the landscape.

An image of walkers near Derrymore on the Dingle Peninsula Walking on the Kerry Camino Walking weekend
Walkers near Derrymore on the Kerry Camino

The walk is designed to give walkers unique views of Tralee bay, Brandon Bay and Dingle bay as they walk through a landscape whose history goes back thousands of years.

Itinerary for 2015 May bank holiday Walk

If I want to walk the Kerry Camino guided walk on the May bank holiday how do I go about it?

Itinerary for May bank holiday weekend Walk on the Kerry Camino. A walk of penitence, Contemplation, or just a walk for fun in good company.

Cost 40 Euro for the 3 days 15 Euro for each day for one or two days.

Registration and information night, passport pickup : Grand hotel 7.30 PM to 9.00PM Friday evening.
Day 1 – 9.00am

Registration and Passport Pickup at Start (Saint John’s Catholic Church) on Saturday morning 9.00AM to 9.30 when walk will start.

 

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If you experience problems there are places you can come off the walk and be taken to the finish point where you can join the others. You will then be ready for the next day.

There are several places along the route to Camp where there walker can stop and sit for a refreshment break and take in the view. We will all meet up at Camp to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Day 2 – 9.30am

Day two will start at Mick O’Neill’s Railway bar car park. Day two walkers can register and passport pickup.

 

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Those looking for lift from Tralee , cars will be leaving from the Brandon Hotel Car park at 9.00AM Day two walkers can register and passport pickup. There is a steady climb after crossing the Finglas please look back and see the sights of Tralee Bay behind.

Again there are several seats at which you can rest and refresh. Again set your own pace if you experience any problems help is at hand to take you to finish. Again remember you are never alone.

A stop at the wonderful Sammy’s beach bar, where one can have lunch, snack or a drink. Set off at your own pace again to finish in Annascaul you won’t be left alone, you will be told when the last one is leaving. Lifts back to your car or back to Tralee will be organised After a post walk get together.

Day 3 – 9.40am

Will start at South Pole Inn.

Day three walkers can register and passport pickup.

Those looking for a lift from Tralee , cars will be leaving from the Brandon Hotel Car park at 9.00AM.

The finish is at Saint James’ Church Of Ireland Church in Dingle. Where certificates of completion will be given to all participants. Again you won’t be on your own and pickup will be arranged for those in trouble bringing you to the finish for post walk get together. Bus will be leaving Dingle later with a 5euro charge to Tralee or routes along the way.

Enjoy your walk with us. Leave nothing only your footprints and carry nothing with you only your memories.