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Kilmalkedar Church

Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #14 of 66 things to do in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic sites, Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Rochester, New York
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142 reviews 142 reviews
74 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
52 helpful votes 52 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Glenbeigh, Ireland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
56 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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