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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney
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Going back in time

I first went here in 1992 with a bus tour by Morgan's of dingle and went back for the second time yesterday. It is in a beautiful part of the pinensula and a very tranquil spot... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I first went here in 1992 with a bus tour by Morgan's of dingle and went back for the second time yesterday. It is in a beautiful part of the pinensula and a very tranquil spot. Great not to see it being made too commercial as would happen in other places.

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The remains of the church itself are well preserved and still offers for a keen eye lots of interesting and beautiful details. When all that has been seen, the surroundings of it is no less interesting (even counting out the little lamb enthusiastically grazing with his mommy on the other side of the graveyard wall). The sundial, the Ogham stone,... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

Not ideal for disabled people but well worth the effort. Ancient gables and finials complete and two wonderful Romanesque arches. All in beautiful, wild landscape, with gnarled trees. Atmospheric. One of the highlights of our trip to Kerry.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

Kilmalkedar needs an hour of wandering and some guidebook information to make it relevant and real. This is an ancient church, with ancient Ogham Stones. In fact, one of the Ogham's here includes a primitive alphabet. The graveyard is peaceful and you can feel the spirits of the centuries around you as you tour. We loved it and went back... More 

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Hagensborg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

The church ruins take you back in time and you can almost feel the presence of it's past visitors. There is a stone in the front yard that is very old. All in all, it is very well preserved and an interesting visit.

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East Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

While the church is ancient and fascinating, there are other things here that make the church look like the new kid on the block. About 60 feet from the front entrance of the church sits an ancient Ogham stone, with a very unique hole on the top. (Ogham was an ancient alphabet, but with notches instead of our modern Latin... More 

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Clifton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This church , along with the Oratory , will give you a good spiritual history of the area. The graveyard is very interesting with both Celtic and Christian stone markers. Excellent views and photo ops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Loved this place! So much history here...lots of very old graves, very peaceful. Met an old Nun who was passing through and she had a few interesting stories about the place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I say: unpolluted as too many churches in Ireland that are ruins often are littered with the garbage from tourists who think it's ok to drop their litter. this site, situated down the road from the Gallarus, is popular with tour groups who drive people around showing them the ruins the the Dingle area holds. As mentioned by many, their... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Wasn't too impressed with this site. Seeing remnants of an old church is always interesting, but there isn't much left of this one. We had a guide that provided information about the background. Without that, I wouldn't suggest stopping.

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