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HISTORIC GEM

Located on the road to St. John’s Point (take the second road off the N56 going west out of... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Mike3521
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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A hidden historical gem

The old Killaghtee Church and graveyard is definitely off the beaten track and is unfortunately not... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2018
colinf296
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Be alert when looking for this archeologic site; I think there is only one sign. You let yourself in through two gates to an overgrown site of a ruined church and graveyard. My 12 year old daughter found it too creepy for her tastes when...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dianecwg
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Located on the road to St. John’s Point (take the second road off the N56 going west out of Dunkineely) the ruins of this church are picturesque. Look for the brown informational sign on the left hand side of the road. Entry is gained through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

This location is not easy to find. On the road down St. John’s Point will be a brown state sign pointing down a grassy lane. The sign will read Killaghtee Old Church. The main church is on the main road, but the old church is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

The old Killaghtee Church and graveyard is definitely off the beaten track and is unfortunately not maintained despite its historical value. However, it is worth the effort to visit – you can imagine what it must have been like before it started to decay and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank colinf296
Reviewed August 4, 2017

I visited this spot in June. I had no idea that it was there, and so everything was a bit of a surprise. Things were quite overgrown, compared with the pictures on this page, and I was quite alone there. An amazing bit of history...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 16, 2017

I grew up very near to this old church many moons ago. we used to play beside it so i,m naturally more inclined to recommend it. Honestly though its well worth a visit as not only is it 14000 years there but you can update...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank crocker73
Reviewed September 1, 2016

The church was interesting, and there was a board to explain its history. Lovely agricultural views from outside, parking non-existant. Not worth the struggle to get to it.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank gavScotland_Portugal
Reviewed January 24, 2016

You'll see the sign where you have to turn off the road, but still it's quite an adventure to discover these old ruins. Make sure you search enough for the old Killaghtee Cross that is actually on a gravestone. Considering it's nearly 1400 years old...

Date of experience: July 2015
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Dianne W
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The church is a ruin and I don't believe it has been in use for a couple of hundred years.
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