The first phase of an Irish Camino that will travel 600km between Downpatrick and Croagh Patrick will be launched on St. Patrick’s Day 2015. Stage one will run from Downpatrick to Faughart in Co Louth with a theme based on St. Brigid who was born in Faughart and buried in Downpatrick alongside St. Patrick and St Colmcille. It will use the new Tourism N.I. St. Patrick's trail and provide a cross border connection to Faughart via the Gullion Ring. A further route will be offered from Faughart via the alternative route of the Gullion Ring to join the remainder of the Tourism N.I. St. Patricks trail via the Newry Canal to Armagh. The cross border partnership launching the project includes Extreme Ireland, Dublin and East Coast Adventure, Warrenpoint.
2015 Itinerary Downpatrick to Faughart (364 departures year round)
Visitors are provided with detailed self guided notes and maps. A Camino Passport is also available to be stamped at each accommodation stop to prove the completion of each walking stage.
Day 1: 7.00 am departure on the daily Extreme Ireland day tour from Dublin to Belfast which continues to Downpatrick (visiting St. Patrick’s Centre) followed by stops at Dundrum Castle and the Mournes viewing point. Our walking visitors leave the day tour for first their first nights accommodation.
Day 2: Walk to Rostrevor via the Mournes to Carlingford Lough
Day 3: Walk from Rostrevor (includes a Carlingford Lough “experience” from Warrenpoint to Omeath by boat) to Faughart Shrine via Cooley Mountains and Gullion Ring. Walk ends at Strandfiled Cafe, 3km from Faughart Shrine and at M1 exit 18 where visitors join the Extreme Ireland day tour coach during it’s coffee / toilet stop (19.00) and return to Dublin for 21.00
Call +353 1 410 0700 to book your place.