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Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle
(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Kilmalkedar Church a part of your Dingle vacation plans using our Dingle trip itinerary builder.
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  • 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 pr...  more »
  • 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 int...  more »
  • 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 Og...  more »
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  • 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
  • A small stone church surrounded by a cemetery and fields. There is no entry fee.
  • They say that only people who can get through the window at the end can enter heaven.
  • Great stop!
  • I accidentally pushed this, I have not been here