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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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a bit rough but awesome to visit

No visitors center and a bit tough to get to but worth the trip. Not much signage but luckily the info was in our travel guide. The old monastery is neat and in good shape for its... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Santa Paula, California
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Santa Paula, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

No visitors center and a bit tough to get to but worth the trip. Not much signage but luckily the info was in our travel guide. The old monastery is neat and in good shape for its age. The High cross, the Ogham stone, and the Sundial were cool to see. The only people we saw were some men visiting... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This site was very peaceful and serene. Beautiful Ogham stones surround the main church ruins. Worth visiting if you are in Dingle. I doubt whether you will be able to fit through the slit and be truly blessed forever! (It's just a myth). A number of tombs lie behind the church and these as well are picturesque!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Again you feel like part of history visiting sites like these. Take your time enjoy and take in what’s on offer. There are loads to see. Parking off road and in tight space so keep this in mind if you not travelling in a small vehicle. The views are great so is the reward in history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Very interesting church ruins, The standing Oghum stone with thumb hole cut to join thumbs and strike a deal was fascinating as was the standing Sun Dial stone. Well worth the stop.

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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Old church ruins with ogham stones and older graves surrounding the church - quiet location with a lot of mood to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My uncle, grandparents and great grandparents are buried in two tombs there. Amazing resting place. Historic and atmospheric.

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Puerto Rico
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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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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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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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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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