Bray to St. James Church, Dublin – Stage One of The Celtic Camino

I have walked the first 30km of the Celtic Camino in advance of my trip to Spain, having walked from Bray to St James’s Church in Dublin. I walked with a friend Oihana in June 2017 on what would be the hottest day of the year. It was a fun day! — Early Friday morning […]

The Sounds Of The Camino

As soon as your Camino begins and you start your walk early in the morning, there will be sounds that will be become part of your day, whether they are welcome or not. Some will make you smile, some will annoy, all are part and parcel of the Camino experience. I’ve decided to run down […]

5 Days To Go

This may well be the last post I write before the brother and I head out to Ferrol on Tuesday. I have everything I need and I have one day left in work before I get in the zone. I am missing out on a Fiesta for Camino Society Ireland members, which is a bit […]

Daily Costs On The Camino

I haven’t written about the topic of costs on the Camino before so I thought I would dive into my experiences with money over the last number of years. It’s important to start out by saying that everyone’s experience is different. You may choose to avoid albergues and have a more comfortable Camino, thereby increasing […]

What’s Next?

It is a little too soon to talk about next year’s Camino before I have taken my first step from Ferrol but the purpose of this post is to let you know what routes I would like to walk in the near future. I won’t give any dates as I have no plans made other […]

10 days before i leave….

I don’t have long left. My first trip to Spain this year is within touching distance. The countdown is close to single digits. But I’m far less prepared than before. Is this a sign of an experienced pilgrim or just someone who has other things on his mind? A little bit of both, to be […]

Clearskies Camino.net

First of all, I want to wish you all a Happy Easter. I hope you have enjoyed the last few days. Being 2 weeks away from a Camino is exciting, and there will be posts on that soon. However, I have other news to announce. As you know I have been secretly planning ahead and […]

The Easter Break..a chance to renew..

It’s a little over two weeks before I return to Spain, on what will be my first Camino this year. As you know I start my walking from Ferrol but truth be told I started this Camino back in 2017, when I walked to St James Church in Dublin and gained a celtic compostela. Everyone […]

Weekend Watch #54 – Camino de Santiago – The Journey

It’s the weekend again and boy! did that week go quick! But not to worry, we have a great Weekend Watch for you. It comes from Efren, who has been creating Camino videos over on YouTube for months following a Camino Frances. He has now started a Camino Norte followed by a stint on the […]

Just a few last things to do..

The bag is packed, I’m ready to go………ok! enough of the singing! The neighbours will start to complain. But I am pretty much ready. I bought a new Samsung phone charger cable, walking trousers and a few items to restock my first aid kit during the week. So I am set. And forgive me if […]

A few recent walks

I’ve had a few walks under my belt in the last few weeks so I may as well post a few photos from them. They have been great practice for my trip back to Spain but I’m one or two walks short of being ready for May 7th. Aware Harbour 2 Harbour Walk – St. […]

For those on the Camino Ingles shortly…

Betanzos…a town rich in Celtic history sits on the Camino Ingles between Ferrol and Santiago. It lies beside the Mandeo river and is a place to stop and look around once you have your day’s walking over. I am due to arrive here on the 9th of May and having seen so many great photos […]

When your Mind is on the Camino but your Feet aren’t..

40 days and counting… Do you ever have a countdown to your next Camino ticking away? I bet you have. I use an application on my phone telling me the number of days I have left before I leave. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing or not but each morning I get a […]

Weekend Watch #52 – Some of the best foods along the Camino

It’s the weekend again and we have a video for you as always. This weekend we celebrate the many varied foods along the Camino and how to eat during your day. One of my favourite parts of the day is the morning – because of the number of breakfasts you can have on the Camino….there […]

The future’s bright, the future’s clear…

So..the future..that space in front of us that no one can predict. Unless you can read people’s minds, that is. I can’t anyway and I don’t plan on starting! The last few weeks I have been asking myself in what direction do I want to take ClearskiesCamino, if any. I have been plugging away, doing […]

Weekend Watch #51 – Camino Frances from Sarria

This Weekend Watch falls on St. Patrick’s weekend and it has a distinct Irish feel to it. Not only does the video show a good part of Galicia, Ireland’s unofficial fifth province, but this pilgrim arrived at A Coruña before making his way to Sarria where he started his Camino. I look forward to seeing […]

Weekend Watch #50 – Burgos to Hontanas

I hope you are having a good weekend. I have finally reached 50 in this series. And I mark this occasion by posting a quick video about my favourite 30km stretch on the Camino Frances – from Burgos to Hontanas and the start of the meseta. This pilgrim even stopped at the same cafes as […]

Medieval Irish pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela

If you are in Dublin, take a walk from the Liberties, past the Guinness Storehouse, past Thomas Street, keep walking until you see Christchurch Cathedral standing tall in front of you. This is the Dublin Camino and the direction medieval pilgrims walked to board their ship bound for Spain. During your same walk, keep an […]

Checking in & future walks

Hello there. Just dropping in to say hi. While I don’t blame you if you don’t recognise me, my posts may be a bit more frequent now. I haven’t been writing as often as I would like. The week goes by and before you know it, it is the weekend and I usually have plans […]

Being in front of the screen

I’ve often thought of creating a YouTube channel providing helpful hints on the Camino de Santiago. YouTube is saturated with videos on the Camino, just type in the word and a long list of videos will appear in front of you. Some of them will be helpful, some will not but it is about filtering […]