Kilmalkedar Church

Kilmalkedar Church, Dingle

Kilmalkedar Church
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Jaimee G
Urbana, IL435 contributions
Jun 2022
We almost didn't go here, but figured we might as well take a peek since it's not far from the Gallarus Oratory. I'm really glad we did, but because these ruins have a few unique features others do not. There is a very old sundial, Ogham Stone, and stone cross. Our B&B host also told us there is a story that if you squeeze through the needle hole window you will be cleansed. We parked just on the side of the little road that runs by the side of the site.
Written 24 June 2022
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Kirk
9 contributions
Oct 2020
This is nice old ruin. The only issue for us is the lack of parking. We found this really frustrating.
Written 29 October 2020
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mdc5027
New York City, NY48 contributions
Sep 2019
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 middle of a cemetery, and is not far by car from the town of Dingle.
Written 12 February 2020
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dashing_pilot
Seattle, WA73 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
This place is an amazing church ruin. Lots of unique examples of 600 construction. Original decorations are still there. The ogham stone and sun dial are unique too. Make the trip if you are in the area.
Written 9 February 2020
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2005-travel-lover
Frederick, MD581 contributions
Sep 2019
The Dingle area is full of great things to see. If you go slowly enough, you can stop to investigate everything you come across. This church is like many others, but the scenery and sights are so wonderful, that you will need to stop and walk around. Don't rush....
Written 29 December 2019
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Four Points Travel
League City, TX122 contributions
Nov 2019
We found our way here at the end of a long day with really rough weather and it was exactly how it was supposed to be. This place is magical, tucked away into a far corner, full of history and views that can only be found in Ireland. The posted signs explain the history of the church, and it is not hard to find if you are looking for it. We are so glad we came here, a must-see stop on Dingle Peninsula.
Written 11 November 2019
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Steve S
Alhambra, IL24 contributions
Oct 2019
Our host filled us in on this Slea Head drive point of interest. The 12th century church and graveyard are worth visiting. The tradition of two persons touching thumbs through the hole in the Ogham Stone to seal a deal attracted us. Our trip was to celebrate our belated 40th wedding anniversary
Written 29 October 2019
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Auburn Marshall
Athens, AL113 contributions
Oct 2019
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 it was probably held up by timber beams which would not have lasted as long as the stone building.
Written 20 October 2019
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Eoghan
4 contributions
Oct 2019
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 sundial, ogham stone and alphabet stone in the church grounds. If you’re at Gallarus check out the a.v. for information on this site also. Otherwise there’s some information panels on the site which give some context.
Written 1 October 2019
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HowlnBubba
Key Largo, FL1,449 contributions
Sep 2019
This beautiful ruin has fascinating architectural and artistic elements, and is an Irish National Monument. Because of the latter consideration, the sight gets a lot of visitors, some of whom are not tremendously skilled at driving or parking. Because of the crowd, we chose to appreciate the 7th century church from the outside, and to take in the surrounding features in the church yard, like the Ogham stone, sundial and cross. The Ogham stone has a hole through it. Traditionally touching fingers through the hole would seal a deal - including marriage - to death. My wife and I took part in the tradition.
Written 30 September 2019
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