Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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. To visit Kilmalkedar Church and get the most from your holiday in Dingle, create itinerary details personal to you using our Dingle trip planner.
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  • This is nice old ruin. The only issue for us is the lack of parking. We found this really frustrating. 
    This is nice old ruin. The only issue for us is the lack of parking. We found this really frustrating.  more »
  • I spent a large portion of my trip to Ireland finding as many ruins as I could. In terms of churches this one is middle of the pack, however I still 100% recommend visiting it. It's located in the... 
    I spent a large portion of my trip to Ireland finding as many ruins as I could. In terms of churches this one is middle of the pack, however I still 100% recommend visiting it. It's located in the...  more »
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  • Very cool old church. It is amazing how old it is and how well preserved some of it is. The surrounding cemetery also has some cool things to check out. The interpretative panels are informative. There is also a start to a cool hike here.
  • A fascinating site, everything from a sundial, Ogham stone, alphabet stone and a window called the Eye of the Needle . Lore holds it that if you can pass through this window you will go straight to heaven when you die !

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