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The A Coruña Tourism Agency is promoting the Camino Inglés (the English Way) in Ireland, aimed at “strengthening the ties and relations with the people and markets of this country,” which contributes the most international visitors to the ro


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The A Coruña Tourism Agency is promoting the Camino Inglés (the English Way) in Ireland, aimed at “strengthening the ties and relations with the people and markets of this country,” which contributes the most international visitors to the ro

A Coruña, 15th of April 2018.- The Manager Director of the A Coruña Tourism Agency, Lanzada Calatayud, participated this weekend in the first edition of the “Celtic Camino Festival”. She was invited by the Camino Society Ireland, an Irish society founded in 1992, responsible for organising the event and considered one of the most active institutions at international level . She stated that the participation of the Agency on this event was, “aimed at new markets and at strengthening relations with pilgrims societies, in order to continue activities undertaken since 2016 to promote the Camino Inglés (the English Way) at an international level.”

The Irish event attracted over 500 people, who gathered around the Camino Celta (Celtic Way). This was an initiative promoted by the Camino Society, which showed particular interest in linking this way with the Camino Inglés, highlighting the cultural and historical connection between Galicia and Ireland. Several prestigious  and internationally recognised Jacobean experts participated in the various talks and activities, including John Brierley, author of some of the most notable English language Camino guidebooks, with over 100,000 copies sold every year.

The A Coruña Tourism Agency is promoting the Camino Inglés (the English Way) in Ireland, aimed at “strengthening the ties and relations with the people and markets of this country,” which contributes the most international visitors to the ro

During her speech, Calatayud brought attention to the fact that "the Irish were the largest group of foreign pilgrims to walk the Camino Inglés in 2017 and, therefore, to receive the Compostela" (the accreditation certifying the completion of the Camino). According to the most up to date information from the Pilgrim's Reception Office in Santiago, 120 pilgrims departing from A Coruña have already received the Compostela, of which more than 25% were from overseas. The Agency’s Manager also highlighted that, for the first time, and since this year, the city of A Coruña already appears in the statistics counted by the Pilgrim's Reception Office.  

The Tourism Manager took also the opportunity to talk about other activities undertaken so far, such as the publication of guidebooks, maps and the organising of sightseeing tours specialising in this new variant of the Camino Inglés from A Coruña, as well as mentioning the guidebook published by the Tourism Agency with the collaboration of the Regional Government of Galicia, under the title of “A Coruña. El Puerto del Camino de Santiago. Guía para peregrinos” (A Coruña. The Port of the St. James’ Way. A Guidebook for Pilgrims), which has been translated into different languages and aims at promoting awareness of the importance of A Coruña in the Camino’s history.

The A Coruña Tourism Agency is promoting the Camino Inglés (the English Way) in Ireland, aimed at “strengthening the ties and relations with the people and markets of this country,” which contributes the most international visitors to the ro

This institutional visit to County Mayo, in Ireland, is part of a set of measures included in the A Coruña Local Government’s Strategic Plan for Tourism. The English Way departing from Coruña was already presented to different international societies at the I Encuentro Internacional del Camino Inglés (First International Meeting on the English Way), held at the end of 2016, in which 15 societies from five continents participated.

As a result, in 2017 the Agency visited the Irish Society of St. James in Dublin, the American Pilgrims on the Camino (USA) and the Hungarian Society of Friends of the Camino de Santiago and, in 2018, the Canadian Company of Pilgrims in Victoria (Canada).  

The Irish society has developed and officially registered the Celtic Way, an idea that according to organiser Jim Mcnicholas, was born during the meeting held in A Coruña in 2016.

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