At just 170 miles wide and 301 miles in length, it came as a bit of a shock when I realised that the coastline of Ireland is 1,970 miles long!

Why so long? Ireland’s continual battle with the relentless pounding of the powerful Atlantic Ocean has resulted in a deeply indented coastline, especially in the south-west.

Although the route that I will be following is much closer to 1,000 miles.

Still, it is a wee bit longer than my 500 mile walk in Spain last year.

So, starting from Dublin, I’ll walk around the coastline of Ireland, in a clockwise direction, before returning to Dublin – a wee bit later.

The Burren, Connemara, Dingle, Donegal, Ring of Kerry, Tipperary and The Wild Atlantic Way. And not forgetting the cities: Belfast, Cork, Derry and, of course, Dublin.

This is going to be some walk!

hitec120 Hi-Tec Europe
Hi-Tec have been my footwear supplier right from the beginning. And, again in Ireland, it will be Hi-Tec walking boots, and their RollinGait technology, that help keep me plodding along.
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ann-bennett Ann Bennett
One of the original supporters of my planned Canada walk, Ann is now sponsoring me on one of the days of my walk around Ireland. Thank you Ann!