Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

4.6
#3 of 12 in Historic Sites in Dingle
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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  • The church and surrounding area are peaceful. We loved the ogham stone, and our tour guide even explained what it was and what it said. The church is missing its roof as our tour guide explained that ...  more »
  • First heard about this church at Gallarus Visitor Centre which features it in its audio visual presentation. The church no longer has its roof but has a pretty impressive carved doorway as well as a s...  more »
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  • Several important archaeological features including an impressive stone cross and stone sundial. The old part of the site has a beautiful atmosphere. A shame that one listed monument is behind a locked and barbed wired gate.
  • Beautiful old church and every one is different.
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