St James Day Camino training

Celebrate St. James’s Day on the Bray Celtic Camino

Written by Wanda

Bray seafront

Finnbees Coffee House, Bray

Bray, County Wicklow, IE

Whether you are familiar with the Camino de Santiago or you are only an active person looking for fun while exercising and meeting like-minded walkers, you can’t miss this great opportunity to walk the Bray Celtic Camino on Saturday 25 July.

Bray Celtic Camino – St James Day

This is a flexible 30 km walk from Bray Seafront to St James Church in Dublin city centre.

We’re meeting at Finnbees Coffee House on Bray Seafront at 9:00 am for some light stretching and a brief introduction to the Camino de Santiago. From here, we’ll walk the famous Bray Celtic Camino, all the way to St. James Church.

1. Finnbees Coffee House on Bray Seafront to St James Church Crinken, Bray, Co. Wicklow. 3.1 km

2. St James Church, Crinken to Station Rd. Killiney, Co. Dublin 5.6 km

3. Station Road to Convent Road, Dalkey 2.1 km

4. Convent Road, Dalkey to James Joyce Tower, Sandycove Point 1.5 km

5. James Joyce Tower to Seapoint Martello Tower 4.8 km

6. Seapoint Martello Tower to Merrion Gates 4.0 km

7. Merrion Gates to Hanover Quay 4.1 km

8. Hanover Quay to Christ Church Cathedral 3.7 km

9. Christ Church Cathedral to Parish of St. James (Dublin 8) 1.3 km

Difficulty: easy walking                      Total: 30.2 km

If you prefer to walk less kilometres, you can also join us at one of the following stamp locations on the route

Stamp 1

At the Start: Finnbees Coffee House on Bray Seafront opens at 7 am daily.

Stamp 2:

St James Church, Crinken, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Stamp 3:

The James Joyce Tower, Sandycove, Dublin

Stamp 4:

Christ Church Cathedral

Stamp 5:

St. James’s Church, Dublin 8

A good way to start your Camino de Santiago and get your pilgrim passport stamped!

The Cathedral of Santiago has agreed to grant a Compostela certificate to pilgrims who can prove that they have walked the first 25 km in their home country, so they just have to walk 75 km on the English Way from Coruna to Santiago de Compostela to get their certificate.

Participants in the St James’s Day walk, who accomplish 25 km will receive their first official stamp in the pilgrim passport on the day, which is valid for up to one year.

Meeting point: Finnbees Coffee House on Bray Seafront

Meeting time: 9:00 am sharp

Price: This is a free event; we just charge a symbolic fee of €20 that will all go to charity.

*The first 30 bookings will receive a free neck bandana.

*You’ll receive a free Camino de Santiago pilgrims passport/credential.





• Comfortable walking or hiking shoes

• Plenty of water

• Sun cream

• Sunglasses

• Rain gear (just in case… it is Ireland after all!)

We look forward to introducing you to your Camino journey and guiding you every step of the way.

Book your place today for €20 which goes entirely to our partner charities. 

Disclaimer: Participants will be responsible for the payment of their own food and drinks at the walk – they will also be responsible for their return trip home i.e. Dart, taxi, bus etc.  

Originally published on 20th February 2020

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