Hiking the Dingle Way
I’ve just returned from an 8 day walking trip – Hiking the Dingle Way. The Dingle Way is one of Ireland’s most beloved “ways” or long distance hiking trails and encircles the Dingle Peninsula, the northernmost of Kerry’s 3 peninsulas. Most visitors simply drive the peninsula in a few hours, but our group of nine spent 8 days walking around the Dingle Peninsula, enabling us to truly connect with place, culture and landscape.
The trip was off to a good start from the moment we were all met by our guide. A diverse bunch, we hailed from all corners of the world: Quebec (Canada), the USA, Australia, Russia, Ireland. Though mostly women, we ranged in age from 30s to 60s (in fact, we were even lucky enough to celebrate a 60th birthday on the trip while hiking through the historic beehive huts of Dingle!) and worked in a diverse range of jobs, including, but not limited to: a TV reporter, university professor, teacher, travel agent, and even a senator!