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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Early Church history with a modern cemetery

We loved stopping here to see the ruins and new and old cemetery. As is not unusual in Ireland, finding it was half the fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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English first
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved stopping here to see the ruins and new and old cemetery. As is not unusual in Ireland, finding it was half the fun.

Thank Eelvander
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143 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich with the history of Ireland, from the mysterious sundials to the many graves & of course the church itself, complete with the legendary window to Heaven (provided you're not a porker), Kilmalkedar Church provides a lovely photo op when not overrun with tourists, which is rare. Still, you may find some moments of solitude & when you do, it's... More 

Thank Shawn F
Kent, Washington
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386 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kilmalkedar is a very beautiful ruined church in the Dingle countryside, surrounded by a graveyard, with views down the green fields to the coast. A truly spectacular setting. I loved the sundial stone and climbing through the ruin. It's very photogenic, and the feeling of history is all around.

1 Thank Lissa M
Lynnwood, WA
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259 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Legend says that if you can fit through the narrow window in the back of this church and squeeze through to the other side, your passage into Heaven is assured. Good news for our family, I guess, but bad news for those with a bit of extra weight on them. Legend aside, we enjoyed our walk amongst the gravestones, celtic... More 

1 Thank dunadan
Encinitas, California
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kilmalkedar was a lovely stop on our organized tour. It is an interesting church ruin in the midst of a cemetery surrounded by picturesque country side and views of the coast line. Full of interesting details such as the sundial stone and lovely tombstones. A great place to explore and photograph.

Thank MPetrav
Las Vegas, Nevada
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104 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are into gothic ruins and tombstones, this is the place. Walking around the grounds, especially in the rain, is an eerie delight. Stephen King couldn't have conjured up a more mystical setting.

1 Thank redrockmike
Grand Junction, Colorado
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127 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on the Dingle Peninsula, we traveled to this church on the way back to Dingle. Photographically, we enjoyed envisioning how the inhabitants of the peninsula worshipped in this church. Definitely worth seeing while in Dingle.

Thank sgphoto
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While our primary purpose was to seek headstones of our pre-famine ancestors, it was a most interesting stop on our trip. Unfortunately, any markers we sought must have been long worn away by the elements in the older part of the cemetery, but we were very glad we had made the trip.

Thank Conlet
Scottsdale, AZ
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43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We stopped by during a nice rain shower--thought it would be a quick stop...boy, were we wrong. We got soaked during the visit and didn't even notice! A very cool spot...parked at the end of the road, saw the locked off building, then turned around to see the real deal!

Thank UOT
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492 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

This site was one of our favorites on The Dingle Peninsula Loop Trip. This 12th century Irish Romanesque church ruin is surrounded by a populated graveyard. Some interesting history located on this site.

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