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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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Beautiful and mystical

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were with a guide who was able to explain the sundial and Ogham stone. Some of the couples on the trip took the time to use the stone to renew our "contracts." There are beautiful carvings on the church I might not have noticed without a guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of history to stroll through. Worth the 10 minute stop to walk about and search through the tombstones and feel the strength of the church ruins.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting and unique architectural stop on our tour of the Slea Head area. The location is beautiful.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located outside of Dingle, this site is easy to miss, but well worth the stop. This 12th century church has a huge graveyard with some medieval tombs. Great study in Norman worship sites.

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Chesapeake City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Ancient church ruins with architectural stonework intact. Very peaceful and spiritual experience. In addition, there is an ancient sundial and a "contract" stone on site. My husband and I renewed our "37 year old marriage contract" on the spot!

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