The Celtic Camino – The Saints’ Road

Today Jennifer and I walked one of the oldest pilgrim paths in Ireland – the Saints’ Road.

It starts in a beautiful little fishing village called Ventry west of Dingle, and ends at Mount Brandon. The full path is 18kms – we only walked a section – but it was spectacular.

It was great to get out on a pilgrim path again – the weather was perfect, unusual for this time of the year, and the air was clean and crisp. Early spring flowers were in bloom along the path.

We saw a few other walkers on the path – six in total – but it was largely deserted. And this on a gorgeous sunny Sunday.

Jennifer and I are starting to figure out a Celtic Camino, which would follow these ancient Irish pilgrim paths. They have their own particular way markers –

Here are some shots from today’s walk…

Plgrim marker.5*

jen walking away on path

Plgrim marker.5 wider Jen on track with bird Jen by castle tower boat by cliff

bike tractor


Plgrim marker.4 waymarked track

Plgrim marker.6

Jen walking back to car

12 thoughts on “The Celtic Camino – The Saints’ Road

  1. Bill – what gorgeous photos! The light and colour – absolutely stunning. The magic of the landscape really comes through in your photos.


    • Dear Jenny, you’re very kind but my photos in no way capture the real beauty of these places we’re visiting. I’m really not good at landscapes – and these landscapes here are truly stunning. Bill


    • Haha – yes, some nice cafes Angie, but on some of the more remote stretches there’s. Nothing. That’s what makes them very special! (they also make Irish coffee in Ireland!!)

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  2. Bill, now I’ve added another walk to my list of hikes – The Arizona Trail, The Grand Canyon, each Camino de Santiago route, The coast to coast walk in England and now The Saints Road. Thanks for showing this to me! It looks absolutely beautiful.

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    • Hi Arlene, there ar even more spectacular walks in Ireland. The Kerry Ring trail is amazing, as is the Burren Way. Jennifer and I are going to spend the next few months going through our maps and research material and look at preparing a Celtic Camino, which will link into the Camino ingles out of Ferrol.

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