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Kilmalkedar Church

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Address: Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-66-915-1188
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Private Tour of Dingle Peninsula from Killarney

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amazing site to visit

This church is amazing, so beautiful. There is so much history to see here- the gravestones, the church, the sundial. Incredible. Don't miss it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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American in Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church is amazing, so beautiful. There is so much history to see here- the gravestones, the church, the sundial. Incredible. Don't miss it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Patience & a good sense of direction will guide you to Kilmaldedar Church on the Dingle Peninsula. Should you be near Dunguin or have spent the day on the Great Blasket Island, take an hour to visit this lovingly kept church which was founded by St. Maolcethair who died in 636. The present church was constructed in the middle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best if you see by yourself, without other tourists. We waited till a bus left and then had the place to ourselves. Free, park on the lane leading up to it.

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Carlisle, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a little out of the way, but it's worth finding if you're traveling on your own. The church has had several incarnations, and you find the history of the building and the various stones and monuments when you visit, but it's better if a guide explains it. This was a stop for us on our Rick Steves tour,... More 

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Portaferry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Set in a very aesthetic site the architecture is well worth a look. Have visited quite a few times over the years and always find something new or more informative. Allow time to have a good look as there are quite a few interesting things to see if you are interested in history and the lives of previous peoples. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a gorgeous ruin and a very mystical place. we were happy we stopped here! We did attenpt Monks Pilgram trail from here and got lost in the mist in lots of sheep feilds so tha couldn have turned out better. Never found the sites we were seeking....

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We stopped at this ruined church on a guided walk. As ruins go it is not terribly different from other ruined churches, but it is well-preserved and has some interesting architecture. It used to have a stone roof (which is not there anymore), and was built in the 1100's with a Roman style of architecture. There are stone monoliths on... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Stopped by this ruin on one of my day trips driving around Ireland. Although I was not on a tour, there was a tour guide there and I heard the story of the Ogham stone and how it was used for vows and contracts. Very peaceful setting.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We visited here on May 28 as part of our 18 day trip around Ireland. It can be a bit hard to find, but we had no problem, as we used the Here app. The Here app is a free navigation program that does not requires an internet connection. The church is a small, but interesting ruins, with an interesting... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

beautiful site to walk around the well preserved ruins of this ancient church - peaceful setting - and interesting to have a walk around this historical site

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