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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188

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Interesting stop if on the way

Dont go out of your way for this, but if you are nearby it is a good stop. The remains of the church are from the 12th century and quite well preserved. The view from the hill as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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Puerto Rico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Dont go out of your way for this, but if you are nearby it is a good stop. The remains of the church are from the 12th century and quite well preserved. The view from the hill as with most views around this area, is lovely.

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Rochester, New York
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63 helpful votes 63 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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11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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55 helpful votes 55 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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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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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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35 helpful votes 35 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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72 helpful votes 72 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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