A man, his dog and a borrowed goat set to go hiking around Ireland
Kingerlee, who is in the tourism business, said his hike will give him an opportunity to see Ireland through the eyes of a tourist.
"I’ve spent my whole working life in the tourism industry; I want to take a step outside the industry and see if the Irish welcome that we market overseas still does exist in the little towns and pubs along the way and see if the infrastructure and information is in place for a tourist who could step off a bus in Killarney next spring and decide walk the Blackwater Way.’’
Kingerlee plans to spend his days hiking the trails with his four legged companions and his nights in some of Ireland's quaint Bed and Breakfasts.
"I'm hoping to meet plenty of people and get lots of suggestions along the way as to where to stay or great little detours to take or things to see. I’ve already had an offer from some nuns at a convent just outside Mallow, in Cork, to stay with them, along with my animals. They have an organic farm and have said their donkeys and cows would be delighted to meet some new friends," he said.
When asked what they will do for food while they hike, Kingerlee said, ‘‘The goat will be able to forage for food in the hedgerows and my dog is going through an unfortunate stage of catching birds, so neither of them will go hungry!’’