The Camino Walks: Donabate to Portmarnock (Ireland)

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The Camino Walks: Donabate to Portmarnock (Ireland)

Join us on a social walk from Donabate through Malahide to Portmarnock! Meet other walkers, get fit, and chat about the Camino de Santiago.

By Follow the Camino

When and where

Date and time

Sat, 26 Aug 2023 09:15 - 14:00 IST


Donabate Dart Station main entrance Ballalease West Donabate Ireland

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

About this event

  • 4 hours 45 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Join a group of your fellow walkers on a stroll through Donabate, Malahide and Portmarnock! We run regular walks all around Ireland to help people get fit, meet new walking buddies, and learn about the Camino de Santiago!

This is an excellent walk for anyone who is considering a walking holiday, like the Camino. The distance and elevation that you'll cover are very similar to what a short day on the Camino de Santiago would be like!

The money raised is donated to our charity partners, in this case NBCI. Thank you for joining us in this contribution!

On the walk you will be able to ask Umberto (the founder of Follow the Camino and avid Camino walker) all the questions you can think of about walking holidays around Europe. We have loads of trips to choose from and we are happy to help you plan!

At 9 AM, we’ll meet at the Donabate Dart station main entrance for some light stretching and a Camino Q&A with one of our expert Camino Planners before hitting the trail at 9:15 AM sharp.

Information about the walk:

Starting in Donabate, we will head to the beautiful coast. Easily one of the most scenic parts of Dublin, this area gives you the feel of being in a small seaside town, but with wonderful city views as well! The walk from Malahide to Portmarnock is an approx 4km elevated seaside coastal walk, skirting parkland on one side and the beach, down a small rock face, on the other side.

The Donabate Walk In a Nutshell

  • Grade - Moderate
  • Distance - 17.1km
  • Time - 3.5hrs
  • Climb - 84m

Packing List Suggestions

  • Water
  • Small packed lunch
  • Walking shoes/boots
  • Walking poles (optional)
  • Small backpack
  • Waterproof gear (... we're in Ireland after all!)
  • Face mask and hand sanitiser

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

Disclaimer: Participants will be responsible for the payment of their own food and drinks on the walk, and their trip home. We can give advice on the options available - i.e. Dart, taxi, bus etc.

About your guides - Follow the Camino!

We are the Camino de Santiago tour experts. We have been operating guided and self-guided tours on the Camino since 2007, and we love creating bespoke Camino itineraries for all types of pilgrims.

Learn more on our website:

About the organiser

Organised by
Follow the Camino

Follow the Camino organises walking and cycling holidays in Europe for adventure seekers from all over the world. Since 2006, we’ve offered a great range of manageable walks and cycles for all age groups, in particular on the famous Camino de Santiago. We were the first ever tour operator to operate the Camino de Santiago by creating manageable sections along the main routes to Santiago de Compostela. We are often copied but never equalled!