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Kilmalkedar Church

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #4 of 30 attractions in Dingle
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Please go and "seal the deal"! Beautiful. Make sure you get some literature on the history prior to visiting. Once you're there, there's nothing else around!

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Warwick, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This place is so incredibly beautiful! We happened upon this church and it was so breathtaking we had to stop. The ruins, cemetery and ancient ogham stone were like a portal into another age. It was just so serene and magical...not to mention the pictures were the best I've ever taken!

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Fullerton, Ca, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
23 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are visiting the Gallarus Oratory and it is a nice day, I would absolutely recommend a brief stop here. The cemetery is still in use, so it is quite a contrast from the more recent tombstones and memorials to the adjacent and sometimes overlapping ancient ones. Great view from the front of the Church over the surrounding countryside.... More

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Clovis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

When it comes to historic ruins, Ireland's got them, and this site on the Dingle Peninsula is amazing. In the churchyard, there's an Ogham stone, a High Cross, and nearby are two Holy Wells and Bullaun stones. Visit http://www.megalithicireland.com/Kilmalkedar.htm for more details.

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Helena, MT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We hit the church late on a rainy late Dec day. Getting dark with lots of great sights under our belt. The church was great but the yard about had some really great stones, ogham stone, and old crosses. One stone had a hole through it that reputedly allowed parties to guarantee a deal in front of God by touching... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Don't miss this. A bit off the beaten path but well worth it. See many centuries of history in one place. The ancient church is just part of it. Get up close and personal with the Ogham stone in the church yard and marvel at the many centuries of human history that have come before us.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I love visiting this church and cemetery. There is so much history here from the sundial telling the monks when it was time for prayers several times a day to the alphabet stone inside. The crosses are so simple but beautiful. This year I even found there is a Holy well in the field across the road. There is a... More

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Very nice cemetery surrounding the church ruins. Catholic Church that was destroyed and never rebuilt. There is a tradition to touch your thumbs together with your loved one through a hole in one of the Celtic stones that stands in front of the ruins.

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Wisconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stopped at this little church with an interesting cemetery and spent about 1/2 hour walking around, reading gravestones, etc. Put your fingers in the hole of the stone in front of the church to 'seal the deal'. Beautiful celtic crosses, etc. We were the only ones there - just park on the side road next to the church.

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Ockenheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

When driving the Dingle Ring, this is an out of the way spot, but it's worth the stop. There are no remains of the early monastery except possibly for the Ogham stone, which has the inscription "Anm Maile Inbir Maci Brocann". (I'm not skilled in gaelic, so I'm not sure what that means, but rumor has it that if your... More

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