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Kilmalkedar Church

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #7 of 26 Attractions in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Bluff Dale, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Loved this church and grounds, beautiful architecture, and lovely details in the ruins. I would definitely come back here again. Such history!

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Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A lovely ruin of a 12th century church associated with St. Brendan. The construction is similar to Cormacs Chapel at Cashel. The views, from the church's 10 acre grounds, of the Dingle Peninsula are inspiring. On site there's also an Alphabet Stone and an Ogham Stone from the 6th c and a sun dial. The markings on the Ogham Stone... More 

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FLAT ROCK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

While the church is a ruin, the graveyards surrounding it are not. The grounds are very uneven, so sturdy shoes are a must but the markers and history are fascinating.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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144 reviews 144 reviews
56 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something else and my wife spotted this place. So glad she did. One of the most interesting places we saw. Loved it so much we came back the next day just to spend some more time here.

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Rochester
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Beautiful church and cemetery. Ancient alphabet stone, sun dial, impressive architecture with many colored stones. Many standing stones. Great stop and near the pilgrims way for a lovely cross country hike.

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Portage, MI
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The problem with really old stuff is that sometimes you get there and it's significance is lost on you. That is what happened here. You need a tour book to get it.

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This church is very old, serene, and peaceful placed on top of a little hill. It's nice to read about its history and to explore the grounds a bit, but it's not anything super special if you've seen a lot of European church ruins. It's right along the road on the Slea Head drive, so drive up the way, take... More 

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