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Walking the Kerry Way

Iveragh Peninsula from Killarney, including Carrauntoohill and Skellig Michael

Pre-order - Publishing 15 August 2024

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Guide to Ireland's 190km Kerry Way. Described anti-clockwise from Killarney, the circular route is presented in 10 stages and offers view of Killarney National Park and the Beara and Dingle peninsulas. Optional side trips include Carrauntoohill, Skellig Michael and Valentia Island.


Killarney, Black Valley, Glencar, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Waterville, Caherdaniel, Sneem, and Kenmare


With a mild temperate climate and lower elevations, spring, summer, and autumn are the best seasons to enjoy the Kerry Way. The nicest weather tends to be in June, July and August, with the least amount of rain – although wet weather is possible year round; the shoulder seasons are cooler and wetter.


The Kerry Way is suitable for most walkers, provided you adapt your itinerary to your level of fitness. There are a few more strenuous parts initially going through the passes between the mountains but once beyond the mountains the coastal section is generally flatter.

Must See

Ross Castle, Killarney National Park, Muckross House and gardens, Muckross Abbey, Torc Waterfall, Carrauntoohil – Ireland's highest peak, Skellig Micheal Island, Transatlantic Cable Museum, Derrynane House and Park, Cahergall and Staigue stone forts
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15 Aug 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x .00cm

A guidebook to walking Ireland’s Kerry Way. Covering 190km (117 miles), this circular route from Killarney takes around 10 days to hike and is suitable for walkers of most abilities.

The route is described anti-clockwise in 10 stages of between 13 and 25km (8–16 miles). Also included are a number of side-trips in the area, including an ascent of Carrauntoohil (Ireland’s highest mountain), the Cnoc na dTobar pilgrim’s path and a marine landing on UNESCO-listed Skellig Michael.

  • 1:50,000 maps included for each stage
  • Handy route summary tables and accommodation listings help you plan your itinerary
  • Refreshment and accommodation information given for each trek stage
  • Advice on planning and preparation
  • GPX files available to download

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John Raffaldi Cicerone author JRAFF

By John Raffaldi

Washington State based, John Raffaldi has been a licensed guide and pursued outdoor adventures throughout the world, ranging from long distance walks to SCUBA diving. He has walked extensively throughout Europe, covering several thousand miles, predominantly off the beaten path, with his wife Lynn.

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