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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  • August 15, 2017
    We visited this beautiful ancient church upon recommendation from our b & b host. It was an enchanting site. PS we were able to climb through the back window (wink). Can you?  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    The visit which Kilmalkedar Church is a must. Here is the history. An introduction to a pilgrimage which is worth a visit is right behind the Church.
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  • August 2, 2017
    This is an undeveloped & unattended site, but my wife and I found it interesting. We parked off the road in a farm lane beside the site. To appreciate what is there, be sure to do a little advance rea...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    This is one of the places you can find an old stone with ancient writing.
  • July 6, 2017
    Off the beaten path, make sure to squeeze through the keyhole window on the back wall
  • November 2, 2016
    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
  • April 28, 2017
    Nice views from this church and cemetery
  • May 19, 2016
    They say that only people who can get through the window at the end can enter heaven.

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Dingle Town represents a relaxed, artistic destination known for having plenty of affordable bed and breakfasts and other specialty accommodations. Many of these cluster right in the town's center, although the town also has a number of hotels, hostels, and other lodging for tourists. Here it's even normal to stumble upon a pub offering accommodation. A more luxurious (and often costly) option for travelers taking in the beauty of this peninsula is to stay in a scenic guesthouse overlooking Dingle Bay, which you can find in or right outside of town.
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