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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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600 AD Destination Church

This was so worth the search! I hired a driver from Killarney, stopped in the Dingle Tourist Office for maps, addresses and locations of ogham stones. Finding the church took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
DoloresJacoby
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This was so worth the search! I hired a driver from Killarney, stopped in the Dingle Tourist Office for maps, addresses and locations of ogham stones. Finding the church took some effort, asking thrice for directions and reading Gaelic Roadsigns. This was one of the most worthwhile things to do on the Penninsula. The views were amazing of the water... More 

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Omaha, NE
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We were told that this place was hard to find. Our hotel gave us some good directions and we found it with no problem. It was a rainy day when we went but we were the only ones there. It's was very peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Thank Eelvander
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

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 

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Kent, Washington
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141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

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.

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Lynnwood, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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 

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

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.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

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.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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.

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