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Kilmalkedar Church

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a meeting location long before there was a church here. There is a standing stone with ogham symbols on it and an old standing sundial. Very atmospheric

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ireland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

a bit overrated i think. nice to see if in the area but dont go out of your way. a few informative placques are in situ but poorly maintained.

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great old church ruins near Gallarus Oratory. We wanted to photograph historic ruins on this trip and we had this one all to ourselves. It was well worth the time to hunt it down.

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Washington, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

..and unlike many historical places in Ireland, there were a number of posters telling you what you were seeing. Well worth the extra effort in finding the church.

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oxon
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188 reviews 188 reviews
38 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

it was really just a ruined church with some gravestones etc although the pilgrims way starting next to it was a fine walk

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Sydney, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Two ancient cultures side-by-side in the same churchyard - a sign of the past or a hope for the future? One of the most peaceful places in Ireland: a site of inner contentment. We loved our short time here. Be aware that the direction signs are in Gaelic - no English here! Leave nothing but footsteps, take nothing but memories.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

very interesting. was shown to us by the host at Gallarus Oratory. It has ancient sundial stone and Ogham writing on another stone.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We enjoyed touring this ancient church. We especially the Ogham Stone legend. According to our pal Rick Steves: "This stone, which had already stood here 900 years when the church was built, is notched with the mysterious Morse code–type ogham script used from the third to seventh centuries. It marked a grave, indicating this was a pre-Christian holy spot. The... More

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Portland, Oregon
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My group of spiritual travelers loved visiting Kilmalkedar. It is a true portal to the past, infused with love and respect by modern day pilgrims seeking inspiration and solace. A "must see" when roaming about the Dingle!

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This is a site which had interantional reknown as a university for nearlt 1000 years. It is a pity that so many of the material from the old buildingss has been used forfencing in nearby fields.

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