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Kilmalkedar Church

Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
353-66-915-1188
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Ranked #7 of 30 Attractions in Dingle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
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Germany
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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norman, ok
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our first guided tour of Slea Head didn't include this and we discovered it later in our book and requested another guide to take us. It's a beautiful place and deserves to be protected from the masses.

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PA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was a meeting location long before there was a church here. There is a standing stone with ogham symbols on it and an old standing sundial. Very atmospheric

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ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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