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Kerry Gem Walks

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Kerry Gem LGBT Walks take place on the second Sunday of every month in the beautiful county of Kerry. They are organised by Martin who is a trained walking leader and qualified heart-saver (adult AED and CPR/Pediatric CPR).The walks have been enjoyed by many members and their dogs since they started in early 2009.

Martin is familiar with a lot of the unspoiled walks and off the beaten track areas all over Kerry. Most of the walks take place in the afternoon and are under 5 miles, with a welcome pub stop after. New members will usually require good walking boots, wet weather gear (although Martin has a high hit rate of delivering sunny days), a snack & drink for a stop on route and a lead for the dog. 

Blasket Island 8_9 May 2010

Once or twice a year, a walk involving an overnight stay is organised on the Saturday night.

 In May 2010 members went camping on the Blasket Island and had a whale of a time sleeping on the beach under the stars, waking up with the seals and sunshine before exploring the Island (We are heading to the Blaskets again June 2013)

The walks are fun, friendly and free, offering a good social outlet for all LGBT adults and their guest. Well behaved parents, children and dogs are most welcome.    

Walks can be an easier way for people to mingle as you can move up and down the group by slowing or increasing your pace and by having a break stop.


Martin can be contacted on 086 2288313. for more information on the walks.

Cork: The Cork Hill Walkers also arrange hikes, mostly in Kerry and Cork, but these are longer and far more demanding over more difficult terrain. They take place on the first and third Sunday of every month and their website can be viewed by clicking on the link.

Dublin: For people from and visiting the East of the country Dublin and surrounds that is, The Out & About Hiking (mixed group) organise away trips and regular walks around and outside the Dublin area.

If you are an LBT woman and fancy taking a walk with a women only group in the Dublin area and beyond then check out Running Amach.

Midlands: If visiting the Midlands check out the Midlands walking group  Midland Walkin   Sundays from a Midland Venue. Venues: Laois; Kilkenny; Offaly; Carlow; Tipperary; Waterford; Galway Contact: 

Kilkenny: New walking group walkabout kilkenny for the LGBT Community and there friends in Kilkenny and surrounding counties. Monthly Walking & socail events organised for all fitness levels.
From casual strolls to those who may like a challenge i.e Marathon Training , hill walking , trekking etc.