Dingle Way as first real introduction to Ireland

Dingle Way as first real introduction to Ireland

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Hey al,
For my first real introduction to Ireland, I am going to plan a long distance walk (Dingle Way). I was thinking to go there in the second half of April. I choose that because it is relative easy to get there (fly to Dublin and then train or bus to Tralee) and because I would like to see the cliffs and coast and get the chance to see some of the Irish villages and traditions. You guys think this is a good choice? I find it hard to decide where to start in Ireland  :-) . 

Let me know what u guys think 

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Bart

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Hi Bart, 

What a wonderful idea to go on a hiking trip on the island next year! I'd love to see what I can do to point you in the right direction. 

Overall I think that the second half of April is a good time of year to visit. This means it won't be too warm or too cold, and the days are getting longer. To get an idea of the Irish weather, take a look here

The Dingle Way sounds like it has everything you're looking for in a trip to Ireland! It'll take between 8 to 10 days to complete on foot, and you can arrange accommodation along the way by yourself or via a tour operator. How long are you planning on travelling around? 

From Dublin, you can hop on either a bus or a train to Tralee, and it will take about 4 hours to get from the east coast to the west coast. There are also flights available to Cork, and from there it's about two hours to Tralee by public transport

I hope this was helpful, and please don't hesitate to reach out to the Community if there is anything else you'd like to know. We're always here to help! (We are also happy to assist you in Dutch if you prefer. :) ) 

Groetjes, 

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Hi Bart:

I walked the Dingle Way in 2019. I posted on it and also wrote an article Which Is The Best Long Walk In Ireland  and how it compares with Kerry Way and Beara Way. FYI, if you are interested in the Camino de Santiago the first 3 days of the Dingle Way is also known as the Kerry Camino referring to middle ages when the Irish would walk through Tralee to Dingle Town and catch a boat to Ferrol or O Coruña in Spain to walk the English/Irish Way. I recommend, weather and time permitting, to walk up Mt. Brandon which will be on your path. 

I also just published an Ireland Travel Planner and Itinerary that might be of interest.

Enjoy your walk.

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