i'm just back from an 8 day hiking trip to the dingle peninsula in co. kerry (ireland). it was really amazing, i kept a short (and very amateur) video blog (below). if you're doing the trip, i would recommend getting the Ordnance Survey
maps 70 and 71, and follow the map route rather than the hillwalker signposts. in some places the signs were diverted to what seemed like an easier/more boring walk. i camped in a small 2 man Vango tent, the ultralite 200
which was very light and quick to pitch, which is great when you are hiking on your own and you might be tired and cold by the time you stop walking for the day and pitch the tent. a word of advice on this tent would be to face it into the wind so that you get a good airflow through the vents, if it gets too cold you can always throw on more clothes or close up the vents a little, but the worst thing is getting too much condensation inside and then stuff gets damp. the tent was really great though, and i had the vango ultralite 100 sleeping bag to match, which was not the warmest but very adequate and most importantly very light. the trail was easy enough to find your way around, crossing over brandon/masatiompan mountain was the only difficult part, especially when the mist came down, but there were signposts every 10 or 20 metres to guide you down the mountain. the only time i needed a compass was to get out of tralee town!
more info on the trail is at http://www.dingleway.net/