Coastal Camino Adventure 2019!

Pull out those walking boots, it’s time to get training for our ASI Coastal Camino Challenge  2019. We will be following the Portuguese Coastal Route through stunning countryside from the Bay of Vigo and finish as a group in the breath-taking square in Santiago de Compostela.

Sign up to the Costal Camino Adventure
(September 14th - 21st )


Who can participate?

Our participants are men and women of all ages. Everyone has different reasons for taking part, but the one thing everyone has in common is the desire to help families in Ireland living with dementia, whilst taking part in a unique experience.

The aim is to follow in the footsteps of many pilgrims throughout the ages while raising funds and public awareness for people with dementia in Ireland during World Alzheimer’s Month in September.

Fill out our FORM to receive a copy of our Camino Brochure. 



Our 2018 Camino Trip 2018 marked the first year that a person with dementia took part in The ASI’s Camino Adventure. Advocate Kathy Ryan who was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer’s in January 2014 and is Vice-Chair of the ASI’s Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG), made a dream come true as she spectacularly demonstrated that her condition is not a barrier and that people with dementia can still do the things that others can do – even if that thing is trekking 115km  from Sarria to Compostela!

'Walking the Camino de Santiago is a dream come true for me. When I was diagnosed with dementia in 2014, I thought my chance of doing something like this was over.    But, thanks to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, I now have the opportunity to take on this challenge and carry a banner for all people with dementia on this epic walk.   This challenge shows that people with dementia can still do the things that other people can do.'

- Advocate Kathy Ryan


More information

About Alzheimer Ireland

The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of people who were caring for a family member with Alzheimer's Disease or a related dementia. Find out what we docontact us and more

About our services

We offer a range of services for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, their families and carers. All our services operate using the philosophy of person centred care.

Featured Events

Fundraising is an extremely important source of revenue for our services and takes place locally across Ireland as well as through national events and campaigns. We aim is to raise €5 million a year.


The Alzheimer Society of Ireland has, since it was founded, campaigned on behalf of people with dementia and their carers to improve the lives of all those affected by dementia.


We have many items available for sale through our shop. Buy these items will help raise much needed funds for The Society to continue providing vital service all around the country.


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