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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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TripAdvisor
  • I first went here in 1992 with a bus tour by Morgan's of dingle and went back for the second time yesterday. It is in a beautiful part of the pinensula and a very tranquil spot. Great not to see it be...  more »
  • The remains of the church itself are well preserved and still offers for a keen eye lots of interesting and beautiful details. When all that has been seen, the surroundings of it is no less interestin...  more »
  • Not ideal for disabled people but well worth the effort. Ancient gables and finials complete and two wonderful Romanesque arches. All in beautiful, wild landscape, with gnarled trees. Atmospheric. One...  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