Circling Iveragh

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These have a few miles on them already!

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 8, I begin a 10 day hike of the Kerry Way1I will be covering around 186km (115 miles) unless I feel able to take on a longer hill section between Waterville and Caherdaniel2 which will add a few more. Although the route traditionally starts in Killarney,3 I will begin my hike in Kenmare4. With one rest day, I should return to my starting point on May 18. I will be staying in B&Bs each night but am carrying everything with me instead of using a luggage transfer service as I have done on previous multi-day hikes.

I am not sure if I will be able to post to this blog as I go but I hope to when I have internet access. I will only have my phone with me so there may be less written content that usual although I will post sketches if I can.

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About the route

The Kerry Way was opened in 1989 and is the longest National Waymarked Trail in Ireland.

The 10 stages of my planned route in Google Maps  

  1. Slí Uíbh Ráthach: “The Iveragh Way”
  2. Waterville – An Coireán: “little cauldron”;
    Caherdaniel – Cathair Dónall: “Dónall’s stone ringfort
  3. Cill Airne: “Church of Sloes”
  4. An Neidín: “the little nest”. Kenmare is the anglicised form of Ceann Mara“head of the sea”, referring to the head of Kenmare Bay.


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