Do I need waterproof hiking shoes for simple hiking on the west coast of Ireland?

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Ray Dart Profile
Ray Dart answered

Nice. If you get a chance to visit the Ring of Kerry (south west) you should take it, likewise Lough Leane and the McGillycuddy Reeks.

And although you MIGHT have 20 days continuous sunshine it DOES rain, quite a lot.  Waterproof "everything" is necessary.

In fact, if you can grow webbed feet before you go...


Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

It's always good to have waterproof hiking shoes as if your feet get wet, you'll be uncomfortable. If you don't get them, I'd take an extra pair with you....gotta take care of your feet!

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