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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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  • English first
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English first
ireland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
36 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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10 helpful votes 10 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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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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Radcliff, Kentucky
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The worker at the Gallarus Oratory told us how to get to Kilmalkedar Church and the 12 min. video at the Gallarus Oratory told us what to look for once we were there! We were on the hunt for the Alphabet Stone, the Sundial, and the 5 ft. tall Ogham Stone. It's a beautiful church ruins and active cemetery and... More

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