Jennifer and I have come to Ireland for a number of reasons –
I’m researching a book.
But also I’ve been fascinated by the Celtic influence in Galicia, and wanted to explore more the Irish connection with Spain.
Jennifer and I have also been researching the pilgrim paths of Ireland, of which there are many. In fact we’ve discovered Ireland is full of sacred trails – some of them going back to early Christian times.
They pass through some truly spectacular countryside, particularly on the west coast.
And the thought has started to seed – of organising a Celtic Camino.
It would involve walking the trails around possibly the Dingle or Kerry “rings,” and then connecting through to Ferrol and completing the “English” Camino.
This is how pilgrims came from Ireland and England – they walked from their homes and villages, and landed either in France or the north of Spain, then walked to Santiago.
Here are just a few pics of the country we’ve been walking and driving through these past few days-