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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Again you feel like part of history visiting sites like these. Take your time enjoy and take in what’s on offer. There are loads to see. Parking off road and in tight space... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Again you feel like part of history visiting sites like these. Take your time enjoy and take in what’s on offer. There are loads to see. Parking off road and in tight space so keep this in mind if you not travelling in a small vehicle. The views are great so is the reward in history.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very interesting church ruins, The standing Oghum stone with thumb hole cut to join thumbs and strike a deal was fascinating as was the standing Sun Dial stone. Well worth the stop.

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Old church ruins with ogham stones and older graves surrounding the church - quiet location with a lot of mood to it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My uncle, grandparents and great grandparents are buried in two tombs there. Amazing resting place. Historic and atmospheric.

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Puerto Rico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Dont go out of your way for this, but if you are nearby it is a good stop. The remains of the church are from the 12th century and quite well preserved. The view from the hill as with most views around this area, is lovely.

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Rochester, New York
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Many old churches in Ireland, but this one had an ancient Ogham stone (early alphabet used in early Irish language).

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If you had to choose between the Famine Huts, the Oratory, and Kilmalkedar Church, this is the one to see. The remains of the original church, constructed by monks, still display original stone carvings in the stone walls. The cemetery is still being used today, but has graves as old as the church itself. The idyllic setting adds to the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

After visiting the Oratory, we continued on our way along Slea Head, and found these ruins. Beautiful church founded by monks, and the cemetery which surrounds it is still in use to this day. --old with the new. We had the place to ourselves and it was nice to wander and pay our respects.

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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A must see attraction. The history on the church is incredible. The structure was VERY old and founded by monks. Well worth the stop on the Slea Head Drive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This early church ruin is simply magical. Situated on a small hill, and overlooking the bay, Kilmalkedar is fairly easy to access. We visited in the mid to latter part of the afternoon, and essentially had the site to ourselves. The architecture is lovely- the chapel itself has beautiful details, and reminded me greatly of Cormac's Chapel at the Rock... More 

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