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The Saints Road
Cosán na Naomh is a wonderful, evocative title for one of Ireland`s most fascinating and beautiful old pilgrimage roads. It is situated at the end of the Corca Dhuibhne peninsula in County Kerry, the most northerly of the five fingers which thrust themselves boldly out into the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of Ireland. Even for the casual stroller, the walk as defined here presents no major challenge along its eighteen kilometre (eleven mile) length, as it only once climbs a hill and for the rest of the time, weaves its way gently up and down through breathtaking scenery which offers a constant vista of sea or mountain and often both. Traditionally one of the starting points of Cosán na Naomh (The Saints` Path) was at Tráigh Fionntrá (Ventry Strand) and it finished at the top of Cnoc Bréanainn (Brandon Mountain) but our walk ends at the Grotto at the foot of the mountain

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The Dingle Way
This route circles the Dingle Peninsula – starting out along Tralee Bay, cutting across by Camp to Dingle Bay and the massive beach at Inch. From Anascaul the route curves inward to Dingle, a fishing and farming area – with fine accommodation and restaurants. From here the walk leads to Slea Head and Dún Chaoin, hugging the coast and cliff’s onto Baile na nGall and Cuas an Bhodaigh, beneath Brandon Mountain. A high pass near this point (which should not be attempted in bad weather) takes the walker to An Clochán, and thence along the coast to finish the route which provides some world-renowned scenery. Route Details Tralee, Camp, Anascaul, An Daingean, Dún Chaoin, Baile na nGall, An Clochán, Castlegregory, Tralee. Total distance: 153km/95 miles. For a brochure and detailed map outlining The Dingle Way contact your local tourist office.

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The Kerry Way
The Kerry Way weaves its way under MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, the country’s highest mountains, and through and around the Iveragh Peninsula. It does not climb very high, however, but mainly consists of old paths and green roads. In using these old droving paths and butter roads, the walk is, in effect, a journey back in time. As the route is higher than present day roads, it enhances on what is already renowned viewing. Route Details Killarney, Black Valley, Bridia, Glencar, Glenbeigh, Foilmore, Cahirciveen, An Dromaid, Waterville, Cathair Dónall, Castlecove, Sneem, Tahilla, Kenmare, Killarney. Total distance: 214km/134 miles.

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Hidden Ireland Guided Walking Tours
Hidden Ireland Tours are based in the heart of the Irish-speaking community on the Dingle Peninsula. Over the past decade, Hidden Ireland’s specialist operator has earned a distinctive reputation for unique tours that explore the rich heritage and natural history of Ireland. Originally founded by one of Ireland’s first walking-tour operators who is a worldwide traveller and mountaineer, Hidden Ireland Tours offer a variety of trips. And whether hiking, biking, golfing, painting or simply car-touring, a guide through the ‘hidden Ireland’ will educate and entertain you!

Contact:
Tel: 087 2214002

Web: http://www.hiddenirelandtours.com

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