Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

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A simple beauty surrounds Kilmalkedar Church, a Romanesque church founded in the 7th century by St. Maolcethair. Look for an alphabet stone with both 6th-century Latin writing and an inscribed cross inside, plus a sundial stone and holed ogham stones outside. This site is associated strongly with St. Brendan, who, according to legend, lived here. Keep in mind this destination can be a little difficult to find, so take a map on your journey. Use our Dingle trip planner to add Kilmalkedar Church and other attractions to your Dingle vacation plans.
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  • Gorgeous views and beautiful setting of this 12th Century church. I enjoyed picking my way across the graveyard, noting the family names of the people buried there. My husband and I renewed our vows, ...  more »
  • This Church has a most beautiful setting, with fantastic views over Smerwick Harbour. Built in the 12th century, which was the site of a 7th century monastry. The church is roofless, however, it is a ...  more »
  • A beautiful ruin on the Dingle Peninsula. This church is from the 12th century and is just amazing. I had no trouble, but someone with mobility issues could have a difficult time visiting this site. W...  more »
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  • Tranquil little cemetery. Sundial and beautiful crosses were worth seeing.
  • Historical site with free carpark and enter to the site but you can book guide tours
  • This is one of the places you can find an old stone with ancient writing.
  • Awesome history here, the church is well kept and there is a Ogham Stone to renew your vows. Plenty to see and there is a hiking trail behind to climb to the top of the hill
  • Off the beaten path, make sure to squeeze through the keyhole window on the back wall
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