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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. Make Kilmalkedar Church a part of your Dingle vacation plans using our Dingle trip itinerary builder.
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  • There is actually quite a bit to see here in addition to the Church and surroundings. There is an ancient vertical sun dial, an alphabet stone inside the church, and an ogham stone as well.  more »
  • This is not far from Gallarus Oratory. On the road to Gallarus you will see a sign reading Cill Makeadar. Make a turn here and down the road you will see the church. There are a number of sites here i...  more »
  • One of my favorite spots in Dingle. Take time to read about the church ahead of time so that you can understand the significance of many of the symbols and crosses  more »
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  • 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
  • Nice views from this church and cemetery
  • They say that only people who can get through the window at the end can enter heaven.
  • A small stone church surrounded by a cemetery and fields. There is no entry fee.